A recent Guardian had a piece claiming that most novels read by men are written by men, and most women read novels by women. That may be true in the round, but looking at my pile of recently read books waiting to go to a charity shop, I see they are all detective stories written by women.
Now, lets see what I’ve recently read, or plan to read next. One is a novel I read a few months ago and have been thinking about so much that I felt the need to read it again – Anne Tyler’s A Patchwork Planet. Managed to find a copy of it in Kensington Gardens – the big shop divided into lots of stalls.
Two others are from the Brighton CineCity event – Berg and L-shaped Room (saw the film yesterday afternoon – London was so run down in the early 60’s, I’d forgotten how much life has changed in 50 years).
The question remains – “Does this reading pattern make me weird?” Essentially a rhetorical question, no answers sought.