Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ICLM - Guest Post, Rose McClelland

There's two more days left in the celebration of International Chick Lit Month, so readers a question for you all "What is your all-time favourite Chick Lit Book "?
Today's Guest Post is written by Rose McClelland on "Why she loves reading Chick Lit and Why she is a Chick Lit Author"?

Why I love reading chick-lit and why I’m a chick-lit author
by Rose McClelland
I love reading words that jump off the page.
I love characters who are fun, vulnerable; loveable – who make me want to stay with them on their journey.
I love reading about modern girlie issues – our friendships, relationships with family, work problems, boy trouble.
I love a story that reads itself – one where I can vividly imagine what the character is up to and one where I can see the scenes perfectly in my head. You know when that page turns effortlessly? When you’re so engrossed in the character that you need to know what’s going to happen to her? So much so, that forget about that load of washing in the machine or the fact that you need to do that bit of housework.
I love the escapism.
I love the feeling that it’s as if you’re opening another woman’s diary, sympathising with her trials & tribulations and rejoicing with her happy moments. You’re identifying. That quiet chuckle when you realise that you’ve experienced something similar. That feeling that you’re not the only one.
I love that bit near the end, when there’s been so many twists and turns that you’re not quite sure how the ending will pan out. You’ve a fair idea that the author will leave you satisfied with the outcome but you’re still not sure what that destination will be.
Oh, and then I love that happy ending! The satisfaction of a story well wrapped up. And the realisation that you’ll have to get back into the real world. Until the next book comes along.



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