Thursday, April 2, 2009

Why Chick Lit? - The Daily Beast

It turns out the corner of the library known as “Chick lit” is wildly popular for a reason. A new UK study has found that reading falls along gender lines: about 50 percent of women are “page-turners,” compared to only 26 percent of men. And of those men

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The article goes on to say that chick lit is so popular that if women suddenly stopped reading it that the novel would die! Kudos for an often poo-poo'ed genre.
My two cents - we will never lose print. Parents introduce their children to a world of literature through the picture book. As long as children are exposed to print and enjoy it while young we will always have print.