Reading Men, Reading Boys

Not sure the proper way to do this, but I found this blog to be informative and helpful. At first I thought, oh, right, another “boys are so pitiful, good thing the girls run the world” story, and there is a hint of that in here, though why not, men have been righting the reverse for centuries.

I dont find reading to be a gender thing, as my brother, myself, my sons, my nephews and my male peers are all readers of one sort or another. But we are struggling with our brainiac youngest son, as he prefers to read non fiction, mostly scientific writing, which is fine, but limiting in its way. We are trying to create a fiction lover in the mold of his mother and myself.

A couple of points she raises here ring true, shortness, and action. I think a series of short action adventures might get him moving in the direction we are hoping for!


Thanks to “Ladyinthehouse” and her blog. I hope some of my blog readers find this useful, too. please feel free to let me know if you liked it, or if you prefer that I keep my blog “all Anthony, all the time”


About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website genre Poetry, Historical Fiction influences James M. Lancaster, Brenda Black White, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Al Filreis member since March 2011 About this author edit data As one of the most public lives ever lived by a private citizen, there is little about me that isn't already available at Facebook or Shelfari and countless other places. Poet, writer, construction worker, salesman, truck driver, climber into the attics of total strangers, father and husband, and all around one of the luckiest men on the planet. My luck continued with a win in the June Goodreads Newsletter Contest! What an honor! http://anthonyuplandpoetwatkins.wordp... Additional Influences: Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Gloria Naylor, Eudora Welty
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2 Responses to Reading Men, Reading Boys

  1. I hear you about the nonfiction. But to be honest, nonfiction is awesome too. And in fact, nonfiction is all the rage for publications. It’s a very real world out there. And though I myself am a lover of fiction and imagination, nonfiction is just as fantastic;) If he loves it, and he reads it, you are doing great!

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