A couple of months ago, an xojane article by K.T. Bradford sparked an immediate, divisive, and heated argument online. Bradford's article, which was hardly the first of its kind, explained that in 2012 she decided that she wanted to become a better writer. And since being a better writer is often achieved by being a better … Continue reading Should You Take a Break from Reading White Men’s Books?
Goodreads recently polled 40,000 British citizens on their reading habits and among the many trends that popped up, the one making the rounds today is all about sex. Namely, the surprising gender divide between male and female readers and the writers they prefer. The survey found that men and women stick closely to their own camps … Continue reading Goodreads Poll Finds that Readers Stick to Their Own Gender
Over the summer, Slate magazine's Ruth Graham ruffled some feathers by attacking the great guilty pleasure that is Young Adult Literature. The main thrust of the article involved Graham waggling her shame finger at the number of grown-ups who seemed to be stuck in Neverland -- refusing to read "proper" novels in favor of the … Continue reading Why Are We Still Fighting About YA Lit?
Not to be that asshole, but I didn’t read that many young adult novels when I was an actual young adult. Now that I’m a regular adult, I feel a bit silly reading something like The Hunger Games, particularly since plenty of people love to loudly denounce adults who read young adult novels, wringing their … Continue reading The Fault in Our Stars: Nicholas Sparks for Smart(er) Teens