MizzB poses this question today:
((side note: yes, I’m going to be using your suggestions, don’t worry! Look for next week’s MM post!))
THIS week’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about a “reading” survey, and what it had to say…
I recently read an article (here), that I found through BiblioAddict’s blog, that talked of “why women read more than men“. In it, author Ian McEwan is quoted saying:
“When women stop reading, the novel will be dead.”
Do you believe this to be true? Why, or why not?
So, what do you think of this article and its claims?
Well, I think this is very interesting. First of all, when I think of a person being an 'avid' reader, I think of someone who reads more than 9 books a year! I realize that's an average, but that statistic doesn't sound accurate to me. My BFF probably reads close to 9 books a year, but I don't consider her to be an AVID reader. I, too would like to know where these surveys are taking place. Secluded villages? Mountain Tops?
I also don't think I agree with Ian McEwan's statement either. Granted, most of the men I know who read, read non-fiction, but I know there are other men who do enjoy novels as well. If women did stop reading novels, it would make a huge impact, but I don't think the novel will be dead. Romance novels would probably take a big hit, but not all novels.