THIS week’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about a “reading” survey, and what it had to say…
“When women stop reading, the novel will be dead.”
Do you believe this to be true? Why, or why not?
Well, first you can view this article here if you’d like. The thing I found most funny about it was that the among avid readers, the typical woman reads nine books per year, while men only read five. I wonder what avid readers they are referring too because obviously they don’t spend much time visiting blogs, do they? These statistics are so out of whack.
I do believe women read more than men. Just look at blogging-most of it is women although that doesn’t necessarily mean men aren’t reading. For me, most readers I know are women. I know very few men who are avid readers-my Dad only reads the newspaper and the Bible. I got my love for reading from my mom. Would book sales go down if women stopped reading and buying-yes I think so. At the same time I do notice a lot of reviews from men also on the online stores so they are reading.
What about you? What do you think of this question?