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Recommend Group Improvements

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1LWMusic
Jun 11, 2014, 10:39am

1. The current name and the description of the group need not be permanent. If you have suggestions or preferences for a better/different name and description, please state them and we'll vote on them.

2. If you'd like to be the admin of this group, please drop me a note and we'll arrange "transfer of powers" with the staff.

2streamsong
Jun 13, 2014, 9:20am

Would you please add a link to the group Orange January/July http://www.librarything.com/groups/orangejanuaryjuly

3LWMusic
Jun 13, 2014, 12:14pm

Added; thanks!

4sweetiegherkin
Jun 14, 2014, 12:12am

Just a clarification - this group is only for books by women, and not also books about women? For example, Twice Toward Justice is a nonfiction YA book about female civil rights activist Claudette Colvin but is written by a male author - so a no-no here? Just checking to see that I understand the parameters ...

5LolaWalser
Jun 14, 2014, 11:17am

>4 sweetiegherkin:

I think discussing books by men will happen spontaneously in any conversation about books that is broad and long enough--after all, comparisons and references come up all the time.

I'd say it's more that the group's emphasis ought to be literature by women, but that doesn't mean, in my view, absolute exclusion of any mention of literature by men, especially if one is making some kind of connection etc.