I’m watching the episode of The Nanny where Elizabeth taylor guest stars, and I realize once again all I want in life is a black pearl necklace and 8 last names.
I’m reblogging this for the first (but not last) time.
I want to be a late 50s woman of independent wealth laughing toothily over my crystal glass of Chardonnay, pearls glinting in the rosy light, it’s evening
I’m re blogging this again
I DON’T GO ON TUMBLR BECAUSE I HAVE TOO MANY FEELINGS.
I GO ON TUMBLR BECAUSE I HAVE NONE.
You are informed about a book’s perceived quality through a number of ways. Probably the biggest is the cover.
And the simple fact of the matter is, if you are a female author, you are much more likely to get the package that suggests the book is of a lower perceived quality. Because it’s “girly,” which is somehow inherently different and easier on the palate. A man and a woman can write books about the same subject matter, at the same level of quality, and that woman is simple more likely to get the soft-sell cover with the warm glow and the feeling of smooth jazz blowing off of it.
This idea that there are “girl books” and “boy books” and “chick lit” and “whatever is the guy equivalent of chick lit”* gives credit to absolutely no one, especially not the boys who will happily read stories by women, about women. As a lover of books and someone who supports readers and writers of both sexes, I would love a world in which books are freed from some of these constraints. Click here to read more about the perceived differences between ‘girl’ and ‘boy’ books.
This is a pretty interesting experiment from author Maureen Johnson.
I read this earlier today. Really, really worth looking at and thinking about. There’s a whole gallery of them.