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Too Intellectual To Be Seen Reading Chick Lit

June 8th, 2009 by Laura Moncur in Literature

This postcard from PostSecret made me smile in recognition.

Reading Romance Shamelessly

It reads:

I am too intellectual and sophisticated to be seen reading “chick lit.”

Thank goodness for audio books and iPods…

This woman reminds me of myself just a few months ago. I finally had my romance novel epiphany. If you missed it, you can read it here:

In the end, I decided:

Reading romance novels shamelessly is a feminist act. It’s celebrating literature written strictly FOR women. It’s the one genre that has been tailored specifically to women, even in a male-dominated society. I should rejoice in reading romance novels and release the shame I’ve felt all these years.

I am so grateful that I’m not the only one who was hiding my book reading behind technology.

PostSecret‘s beneficiary is the National Hopeline Network. It is a 24-hour hotline (1 (800) SUICIDE) for anyone who is thinking about suicide or knows someone who is considering it.

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