L.M. Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Martha Finley, Janette Oak, and Beverly Lewis. Did I just mention your favorite author? Then forgive me for what I am about to say. These women authors all have one thing in common; I find their work supremely boring and in most cases riddled with stupidity.
Shall we take a look at the books written by these ladies? L.M. Montgomery wrote dozens and dozens of books; so how come Anne of Green Gables was the only one that was any good? Louisa May Alcott also wrote quite a few books but I must admit I never was impressed even by Little Women. Janette Oak? Beverly Lewis? You have got to be kidding me. *gag* *puke* And please, don't even get me started on the terribleness of Martha Finley's Elsie Dinsmore! A book rivaled in ridiculousness only by its sequels.
The works of these ladies are lauded and praised excessively, seemingly without reason, especially in the homeschool community. The last bit rather frustrates me because you would think that homeschoolers, who take pride in promoting good literature, would have better taste. But no, they spread the gospel of these stupid, pointless books to as many people as they can reach.
I would so much rather read Tolkien, Lewis, Poe, Eliot, Wodehouse, Orwell, Dumas, or F. Scott Fitzgerald, than any of these poor excuses for good literature. Why is it that most ladies seem incapable of consistently producing good books? (I except the works of Jane Austen, truly a queen among women.) It seems that lately when someone says "Oh, you should read this." I can usually tell whether it's going to be any good by just checking the gender of the author.
Some might call this sexist, and perhaps it is. But I speak as I've found. I am now ready to be attacked by all sides. Both by the women who love the authors I've just bashed, and by the women who hate these authors but think I'm a sexist bigot. When all is said and done, though, this why I have a blog, isn't it? So I can be obnoxious and thereby offend as many people as possible at once?
NOTE: If, along with all your other complaints about this blog, you insult my writing ability it will only prove my point that women do not generally make good authors.