Over on Bibliobibuli, Sharon remarks that female readers will read books by both males and females, but that men have a preference for books written by other men. Or, to word it another way, they tend to dodge books written by women authors.
True or not?
What do you think?
I’d hate to think that a significant number of men were so prejudiced they censored their reading in this fashion! I can understand not wanting to read a genre – romance, or chck lit, for example – but to turn down a book simply because of the author’s gender?
So, what do you think – are we still living in the nineteenth century or not? (I’d particularly love to hear from a man who has such a tendency…if he is brave enough to admit to it!)