Happy Friday! What are you drinking? I am sticking with coffee and cream these days.
I never thought twice about the gender of writers until I had a blogger who usual only read male authors. I then noticed I tend to gravitate towards female authors. I get a little anxious when the author is male. I don’t have a good reason for why that is. I just like the comforting prose of female writers.
I find that I can’t relate to male generated prose as easily as one that is written by a female. Lucky me that the book industry is fairly dominated with women. Have you ever stopped to think why that is? I feel this is a strong component in why I have reader bias in the first place. Most books I read are female authors so I think I’m just more used to it.
I would say though, I am reading a book right now by Marius Gabriel that is breaking the glass ceiling. He’s got amazing prose going on. Other male writers not so much.
Do you have gender bias in reading? What is your preference?