Would Rather Connect With Mystery Than History?
The latest survey of Australian reading habits reports that reading for pleasure is the next highest leisure activity after television, and the total numbers of readers out there surprised me (in the week before the survey, 10 million Australians picked up 33 million books). However as you get down into the survey you discover what is being read: 51% of those who read fiction read Mystery/Crime, while only 1% read Classics. And this is kind of revealing: "Males showed more interest in science fiction, fantasy, war and westerns, while females found romances more appealing." Man make war, woman make baby.