Re: RARA-AVIS: mars and venus in the bookstore

From: George Upper (
Date: 02 May 2002

--- Carrie Pruett <> wrote:
> i've found that most generalizations about who reads
> what turn out to be
> wrong.

That was my point too, actually, although perhaps I expressed it badly. My wife is pretty traditional in her thinking of gender, etc. She knows that women read h-b the same way that I know that red meat and beer aren't good for me--"intellectual" knowledge that doesn't actually affect our day-to-day thought processes.

That having been said, however, I wonder whether it's possible to generalize some of the things women like about h-b fiction versus those things men like? Granted that any such generalization could be only so accurate, I wonder how different those lists would be?


===== George C. Upper III, Editor The Lightning Bell Poetry Journal

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