Look it's not that I am NOT a Shades fan, (I read the first chapter, didn't grab me, so what), I personally don't see what the fuss is about... but that's not my point.
is the fact that calling it CHICK LIT is an insult to not only the author, but to us romance fans who, are always "looked upon" by some in the world, who scoff at romance, and now they feel the need to justify that they are NOT actually reading romance, but CHICK LIT!.
I am annoyed purely from a Romance Reader (and for the authors) perspective.
Again I think it an insult to re-name the genre for the sake of the masses who are now reading romance / romantica, but would still deny it with their last breath (trust me there are women around me who would never have read romance and are now raving about 50 Shades, but still when I say I love romance books, I still get the "look")
So again I say, I don't not LIKE Shades, I just don't like the way it being portrayed in mainstream. Also, those that refer to it as "mommy porn" like it's trash and should be in the shed with guys skin mags,
It's also the fact that they need to justify/rename, the fact that they are reading romance.
Please, it's just about calling a spade a spade. That's all!
So again nothing against those who have read and loved it, my main pain, is that those who have never read romance before, have to justify to themselves why they read it. Sorry if it's seems I was totally bagging the series, I didn't mean it that way.
Sorry I just get annoyed, by hypocritical morons, and if I am being one, let me know and I'll own it. Sometimes what you want to say gets lost in your own mind... so comes out wrong.