RARA-AVIS: Boys & Reading

From: David Rachels (RachelsDA@comcast.net)
Date: 27 Jul 2009

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    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.
    > Sandra
    > --- On Mon, 7/27/09, Patrick King <abrasax93@yahoo.com> 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.
    > David
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