Re: RARA-AVIS: Boys & Reading

From: prosperena (
Date: 30 Jul 2009

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      But the covers that were supposed to
    > appeal to the horny 19-year-old males also sometimes appealed to horny
    > 19-year-old females

    Absolutely! How many of us teenage girls, surrounded by callow youths, fantasized about the "real men" on these covers lugging us off to who-knows-what kind of scary but intoxicating fate? This fantasy endures for older women readers in the covers of today's "bodice rippers."


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