Sunday, November 09, 2008

What I mean when I say...

Amy, of My Friend Amy, posted a question on Twitter last week about an article in which an author took issue with some of the words reviewers used to describe her book (among other things). A few of the replies Amy received indicated to me that words to which I attribute certain connotations aren't necessarily taken that way by other readers, so I've decided to add a small glossary of what I mean by some of the more arguable adjectives we all tend to use. For example:

Light = not to be taken too seriously; this is could be positive or negative
Fast = I was on page 100 before I realized it/I totally lost track of time
Fluffy = light, with little or no substance (most chick lit will be called fluffy)
Warm = makes you feel all happy & glowy inside

Are there any other words I need to add to the glossary?

3 comments:

literatehousewife said...

All of those terms mean the same to the both of us. I'll have to go back to Amy's original post to see what all the fuss is about...

Chris said...

That's what I would have thought too. And I don't think they are particularly negative.

Beth Kephart said...

Personally I think it's a beautiful thing when a reader loses track of time...