Thursday, October 1, 2009

Reading: Women Take the Lead

From the Korean Times:
The more culturally aggressive nature of the female half of the population is behind new statistics that show women read more than men, a book publicist said Wednesday.

A survey by online recruiter,, showed that of 906 salaried workers, women outnumbered men in the number of books they read by 3.9 to 2.6 per month.

About 31 percent were self-help titles, while those in the genres of classical literature, business, sociology and real estate followed.

In contrast, some men feel reading books is feminine. "I read newspapers and magazines but rarely buy books or read them," said one man in his early 40s.

He added that television is another factor blocking his reading habits.

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