Do men and women read differently?
Well, they do in my house.
The Telegraph reported Tuesday that a recent survey found:
Women are more avid readers, and that “almost half of women are ‘page turners’ who finish a book soon after starting, it compared to only 26 percent of men. The survey of 2,000 adults also found those who take a long time to read books and only managed one or two a year were twice as likely to be male than female. Men are also more likely to have shelves full of books that have never been opened.”
Unfortunately, the very-brief article does not note who conducted the survey, and I couldn’t find that information, either. Sigh. So many factors can invalidate a survey, which is why this story should have had more complete reporting. Anyway. Moving on.
As much as this says, it’s pretty true in this house (of two people). My husband tells me he set a personal reading record last year: He read seven books. Whereas I read 75-plus.
He is often (always?) in the middle of at least three books at once. He reads nonfiction almost exclusively.
I read predominately fiction. I usually read just one book at a time (with an exception for poetry).
So tell me, is this true in your household?