There I Go Being All Guy-y Again

Filed under:Miscellaneous — posted by Anwyn on September 17, 2007 @ 4:36 pm


Well, not totally guy-y, as among the “avid readers” in the poll, the women read nine books and the guys topped out at five. But:

Women read more than men in all categories except for history and biography. …

“We see it every time in our store,” says Carla Cohen, owner of the Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. “Women head straight for the fiction section and men head for nonfiction.”

I don’t remember the last new novel I read other than finishing up the Potter series. I pull out my Jane Austens very regularly, but for new books it’s all history and biography for me these days. Put that in the stereopype and smoke it.

H/t the Headlines of the King of the Betas. Wonder if he heads straight for the Gerald Ford biographies or picks up the Stephen King.


  1. ugh. I can’t read biographies. Can’t do it. Novels, nonfiction, fine. Bios? blech.

    Maybe I should try the Jenna Jameson one just to ease in to it :-p

    Comment by Mad William Flint — September 17, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

  2. I guess I’m being all girly-y because my fiction to non-fiction ratio is ten to one and that’s counting Sunset DIY books.

    Comment by nk — September 18, 2007 @ 5:36 am

  3. I’ll remain stubbornly feminine with my fiction. Just finished Dragonsblood, and I’m still halfway through Peter and the Shadow Thieves. I am speeding through Herriot’s second book right now though, and it’s nonfiction: All Things Bright and Beautiful. A guy hooked me on those books though. Thanks for that, Daddyman. ;-)

    Have you read that (history) book I loaned you yet, Anwyn?

    Comment by Bumble — September 18, 2007 @ 11:07 am

  4. Notchyet.

    Comment by Anwyn — September 18, 2007 @ 11:28 am

  5. I’m girly. Definitely girly. Sure, I’ll read a history book now and then, but the last thing I want to read when I’m trying to relax from my own life is the crap someone else did with theirs.

    Oh, wait.

    Does reading blogs count as reading bios?

    Comment by Venomous Kate — September 19, 2007 @ 12:16 pm

  6. Depends on whose blog it is. :-)

    Comment by Bumble — September 19, 2007 @ 12:56 pm

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