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Subject: Danielle Steel
Date Posted: 3/29/2009 4:01 PM ET
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Have lots of Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts, LaVyrle Spencer, and Barbara Delinski.   Take a peek at my bookshelf.

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 4:21 PM ET
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These authors aren't chick lit, you might get a better response if you posted this in Love and Romance (although I don't think actually we're supposed to be doing any advertising of shelves at all in the genre forums)

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 4:46 PM ET
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I agree with Deborah. Not chick lit in the least. :)

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 5:37 PM ET
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sorry

 

Date Posted: 4/11/2009 3:49 AM ET
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Excuse my ignorance, but what is the difference between chick lit and romance?  I see that Picoult is considered chick lit but not Steel.  What about Barbara Delinski,  Nora Roberts,  Levyrle Spencer, Barbara Bradford Taylor, Debbie Macomber, etc...

Date Posted: 4/11/2009 8:06 AM ET
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No, I would not consider Jodi Picoult chick lit at all. BUT- I don't know if others do. I haven't read her, but I get the feelling she's not quite romance either (not in the Fabio-chested, bodice ripper kind for sure). I think she's just regular fiction with a lot of emotion? Lots of focus on family life? She definitely has major fans and they will chime in. NONE of the other women writers you mentioned would be considered chick lit either. I guess they're just romance, or "womens' fiction" perhaps. It's a very weird, sticky line, but what's funny is, once you tend to see the line drawn in the sand, it's really easy to see. It's just hard to explain where it is!

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 5:52 PM ET
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Jodi Picoult is in this forum because many of us have similar tastes when venturing outside the chick lit genre, if you're confused as to why you see threads about Jodi Picoult... she's not really chick lit.

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 12:45 AM ET
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chiming in to say, that Jodi Picoult is NOT chick lit.  the other authors you mentioned are mainstream romance authors and not chick lit.

i think that some non chick lit authors get brought up in topics here b/c the person who started the thread doesn't really know what chick lit is and thinks b/c the forum title says it's for women and there's a lipstick logo, anything that women read can go in here



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Date Posted: 4/15/2009 11:28 AM ET
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So...are we in trouble if we're not sure what chick lit is? 

I have enjoyed reading the threads in this forum & sometimes posting.  

Date Posted: 4/15/2009 11:39 AM ET
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No way, you're not in trouble at all. It never hurts to ask and get clarification. I think the only annoyance comes when people post "big sales" on their shelves (like what started this particular thread) and when we go look, it's all bodice rippers and series romance and Harlequin etc, and these people shrug and say "Well, they're women writers or written for women" etc. This forum is the best, please feel free to stay and learn and contribute.



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Date Posted: 4/15/2009 12:17 PM ET
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i agree with heather. i think there needs to be a sticky at the top that explains what exactly Chick Lit is and gives examples of some authors. that way anyone who's confused reads it first and then knows what to post in this forum.

Date Posted: 4/16/2009 1:13 AM ET
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so you are saying that Harlequin isn't chick lit either, I thought they were

Date Posted: 4/16/2009 2:13 AM ET
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Harlequin series like Blaze, American Romances, Silouette books are not chick lit. they fall into romance and bodice rippers category.

the only imprints of Harlequin that fall into chick lit are the Red Dress Ink line (which recently discontinued) and the Steeple Hill Cafe line (Christian chick lit).

the subheading of this forum actually says Chick Lit isn't Harlequin