For those interested, this is a brief, useful overview of recent
research regarding teenage boys and reading:
On Jul 27, 2009, at 1:24 PM, sandra seamans wrote:
> If you take a cruise around the web, that's where you'll find all
> those young men reading. They're hanging out at places like A
> Twist of Noir, ThugLit, Flash Fiction Offensive, Beat to a Pulp,
> just to name a few, and reading print magazines like Out of the
> Gutter. And that's only the mystery readers, the sci-fi field has
> even younger readers. So they're out there reading zines and
> buying books by the folks they're following on the web. I'm always
> amazed when I drop by their blogs and find out how young some of
> them are.
> --- On Mon, 7/27/09, Patrick King <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> That's rather a drastic conclusion! Maybe the boys aren't all DARs
> and they just can't get their work published. We're all aware its
> hard to get fiction published these days.
> Maybe they're reading 'hardboiled' and 'noir' fiction so, unlike
> vampire and zombie fiction, the mass media doesn't notice. There
> are a lot of possibilities of what happens to people who get into
> the habit of reading early, rather than they stop reading.
> Certainly that poll hasn't been taken.
> Patrick King
> Unfortunately, the boys tend to stop.
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