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Date: 2012-03-10 05:13 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
And I would love to be a part of making that happen. I'll keep track of every book reviewed on our site this year and see what kind of numbers we come up with. So far, not looking too good for female authors (28-3), but lately I've just been reading what I've gotten for free, which seems to be overwhelmingly male authors. I did request some books from female authors, though, so those reviews will be on the way.

I don't think it's bad to read what interests you, and if male protagonists that you feel you more closely relate to (and are more frequently written by male authors, perhaps) are your thing, then that's fine. The number I really want to get at is how many books of all published books in a given year are written by men, because that might be a very revealing number. Also, I read The Count, which was a little depressing. Could it simply be that female authors are more active in genres that are less frequently reviewed? I don't know, but I'm interested in knowing more, that's for sure. Great stuff!

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