Monday, February 12, 2007

How many men read books?

My husband, Jay, and I were talking yesterday about how many men read books - including general non-fiction, biographies, novels, etc. I said maybe 2 out of 10 and he thought less. He named 8 guys he knows including himself and only one of them (not him, sigh) reads books. Jay likes to read the newspaper online, articles online, and magazines such as Business Week. But he rarely reads a book.
What do you think?

7 comments:

Gordon said...

I travel a lot..and books are my saviour....most guys who travel and are over 30 do lol


Slainte

Gordon

Beckyb said...

My husband is an avid reader as well - all types and genres - in fact, when I'm in a bind, I even ask him to read some teen books for me for the library!! Now ALL of my boys are readers too - YEAH!!! Because, yes, I think females do read more, in general than guys.

Beckyb said...

What did you think about Crow Lake??? Just curious!!

Sarah said...

I come from a family of avid readers, including my dad and 4 brothers. I can't even picture my dad without 2-3 books open! My husband and oldest son also read voraciously. In fact, I've had as many book discussions with men as with women. I'd say, if you're a reader, you're a reader, no matter your gender.

Lynne said...

I wish I could get my husband to read. He'll go online and read the news and every so often read a magazine. He likes the Civil War and I've bought him numerous books about that time, but he hasn't opened the first one yet. He's missing so much!

Amy said...

My husband is a reader. He probably wouldn't classify himself as a voracious reader only because he doesn't have a lot of time but when I pointed out to him how many books he had read over the past several months, he was amazed.

He has read more of the classics than I have too.

Jane said...

Interesting topic! My husband is a BIG reader, which I love! He is mostly into bible commentaries and theology stuff, but does read the odd Grisham and biography now and then too.