More sharing from my bookmarks:
Researchers polled men and women were polled on their favorite or “watershed” books. They were apparently surprised that men read books written by men and women read books written by men and by women. I thought this was sort of a truism.
I wonder if they avoided selecting an homogenized group of subjects. Did their subjects come from different age groups, different cultural groups, and varying levels of education? That might make quite a difference in the titles people chose.
Also, it seems odd to me that more popular and more modern works were not listed. I wonder if somehow the researchers impressed upon their subjects that the results should be both literary and well known. ‘Cause I know that all kinds of shoddy and obscure books affected me as a child and teen.
Someone needs to do another study.
- Nancy Butler on Jane Austen mash-ups (timeoutny.com)
- Jane Eyre: New video and link to trailer (wilderside.wordpress.com)
- Book Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (blogcritics.org)
- What’s Wrong With To Kill A Mockingbird? [Literature] (jezebel.com)
- When We Last Visited Windfell Hall (shereese.wordpress.com)