Women who dare to read

and dare to dream

chick readers of chick writers!
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated

This is a community geared torwards women who love to read novels written by women - and want to join up with other women to read and talk about books written by women.

a recent reply to a member unsure of how others would treat her in the community...
You must be used to getting a lot of slack for reading, believe me, we all understand here. In fact, thats why I created this community. I wanted to create a place where women could share all the books they read with other women, without the negatitivty.
I will say, that I think you found the right place, and as long as you are excited about reading it, so are we.
There are women of every different interest in books here. Some like crime novels, some like romance, some like classics, and some like non-fiction, and the great thing, is that it is all-okay
So, post about the latest book you've been reading. I am sure you will find other women just like you that love the books. Trust me.

Sound good to you? It does to the 500 + members so far, come and join us!
So pull up a chair, and welcome!
nlm32, mod.
sunneyone, co-mod.

~*July - August Books of the Month*~
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran and Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
Please check the memories to see all the books we've read in the past.

Community Guidelines
Because of the high number of members, we feel the need to post a few guidelines. This is just to make things run smoothly for all members of the community. If you have any questions, please contact us at the email address above. Thank you. :)
1. This community focuses on female livejournalers reading the works of female writers. We encourage our members to discuss anything they’re reading, but our community books of the month will be the works of female authors only. We're chick readers of chick writers. :)
2. The books of the month are chosen toward the middle of the month. Toward the middle of the month, one of the mods will make a post soliciting suggestions from the members, with a description of the book or a link to a description of the book. After two – three days, the mods will create a poll of all the suggested books. Members will have two days to vote on two books. The two books with the most votes win. Any books that are extremely close in votes will automatically be included in the next month’s poll. The only requirements for the books are that they be written by a female author and easy to obtain, either through the library or a bookstore. Books can be submitted multiple times, unless they have been chosen before. Any discussions of the books of the month that possibly have spoilers should be behind a cut.
3. Members are expected to respect one another. We do not expect all members to have the same opinion. We do expect members to conduct themselves as adults and not attack one another personally. Any member who feels that they have been attacked should notify the mods at the above email address, with a link to the comment immediately and the mods will act accordingly. For further discussion on our feelings on this, please see this entry.
4. Members are asked to put any images behind a cut. Images with obscene or possibly offensive content should have a warning in the cut and in the subject line. Members are asked to respect one another and bear in mind that some members read from work or public computers, read their journals in front of underage children or are underage themselves.
5. Members wanting to promote a community should submit a request to the mods, unless the community is listed as a sister community.
6. Posts that are off topic should be behind a cut. Anything that does not discuss books or female authors is probably off topic. When in doubt, use a cut.
Thank you all for honoring these guidelines. Happy reading!!!! :)

~*Sister communities*~
ubergeeks - find the geek in you.
annerice - discuss your favorite anne rice topics with other fans!
horror_novels - discuss your favorite hairraising tales! but don't forget your flashlight! :)
sextonpoetry - explore the poetry, life and times of anne sexton.
girl_monsters - feminism in a different light.+
rapidreaders - because you just can't get enough book-clubbing. :)

Other communities we like.
crimenovels - for all our fans of crime novels.
anne_rice - we can't get enough anne rice! :)
southernbelles - for all our southern readers or anyone interested in the southern lady's state of mind. :)

~*links to other great sites*~
100 Great 20th Century Works of Fiction by Women

~*Information for members:*~
*Our email address has changed! It is now womensbookclub@hotmail.com
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