Nell’s Opinion & Book Hunt

Do men read more than women?  Does it matter?  Nah, I don’t care which gender reads more as long as I get to read my books, but I did find it interesting.

Some research I’ve read leads me to the conclusion that Men Don’t Read.  Research also has led me to the fact that it appears that male readers feel slighted because publishers tend to market towards women more than men, because, apparently, men don’t read.  I guess that is backed up by studies that show women read 4-1 over men.  Weird.

While I do believe romance fiction is fairly popular, I also believe if you were to take that genre out of the mix, I agree that women would out pace men in the race to the books.  Why?  Well, I don’t know.  It’s not because one gender is more creative than the other.  It’s not because one gender is more wise, has better skill or more insight than another, although I’d like to claim females do, but I can’t.  It’s also not because women are more emotional, because men are emotional too.  Like I said, I don’t know.

Does it have to do with gender roles in history? Hmmm….. don’t know.  Does it have to do with stations in society?  Wealth vs. poverty?  Hmmm….nope, still don’t know.  Does it have to do with power?  Knowledge is power – that’s a good argument.

Whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter.  I read female authors and male authors and I really don’t choose one over the other.  If the story is good, I’m all over it.  How else am I going to live a thousand lives in just this one?

Information from:  The Guardian, Huffington Post, Warren Adler, author, SlateSteven J. Tepper, Princeton University,

Book Hunt:

25479150Title:  Mythean Arcana Boxed Set 1-4
Author:  Lindsey Hall
Free on Kindle

Description:  Book 1: Braving Fate
Bookish academic Diana Laughton has been having terrible dreams. Dreams of battle, dreams of blood… dreams so vivid she’s living them day and night. When demons invade her quiet life and she flees to Scotland, she wonders if she’s going mad. Or if perhaps she’s remembering a past life she had no idea existed…
Mythean Guardian Cadan Trinovante loved and betrayed Britain’s warrior queen Boudica two millennia ago. Now he’s tasked with protecting mortals whose lives affect the fate of humanity. His latest assignment is Boudica herself, reincarnated as a woman with no idea of her past or her fated future.
Thrown together in a shadowy world that exists alongside our own, Diana and Cadan must fight not only the demonic forces that want Diana dead, but a past and a passion that have lasted centuries. Their desire could be deadly. But as evil from the underworld unites against them, their only hope could be each other.

Book 2: Soulceress
Three hundred years ago, Warren sold his soul in exchange for the safety of his people. He lives immortal and inhuman, a life in the shadows, hiding his secrets. Until now, when he finally has the chance to reclaim his soul after three centuries of suffering…
Esha is a soulceress, an immortal who drains the magical powers of others. Shunned by everyone she meets, she’s a rogue mercenary who hunts evil for a living. The only man she cannot harm is Warren, whose secrets intrigue her and whose body sparks her desire…
Esha is the only person who can help Warren reclaim his soul. But what begins as a simple quest soon becomes a deadly battle, one in which choices will be made and secrets revealed that could tear them apart. As Esha and Warren uncover their passion, they must defeat the evil forces unleashed against them before time runs out…

Book 3: Rogue Soul
Andrasta, Celtic goddess of victory, has fled the cold, sterile wasteland of Otherworld for the steamy South American jungle. It’s only a matter of time before the vengeful gods catch and punish her – unless she can convince the man she betrayed two thousand years ago to help…
Born in Otherworld to the life of a god, Camulos went rogue centuries ago. He’s living on the banks of the Amazon, boxing in bare-knuckled fights. The gods believe he’s dead–until Ana finds him. Ana, the woman who gave him nothing but trouble, and the woman he could never forget…
Thrown together, Ana and Cam must evade the wrath of the gods and a return to the living death of Otherworld. But as they flee through the jungle – and as their passion ignites – they find themselves at the heart of an ancient secret. One that could kill them both and extinguish their souls forever…

Book 4: Stolen Fate
Fiona is an Acquirer, an immortal who uses magic to hunt for ancient artifacts. Ever since she failed to live up to her fate and find the Book of Worlds,, she’s been slowly losing her mind as her subconscious keeps trying to accomplish her fated task. When she’s presented with one last chance to find the Book and save her sanity, she’ll stop at nothing to accomplish her goal.
For more than one hundred years, Ian has been locked in a nightmarish prison. An accomplished thief, he was thrown into hell for failing to maintain the secrecy of his magical race. When Fiona presents him with an opportunity for escape, he’ll do anything it takes to ensure that it’s permanent, even if it means betraying the woman he’s grown to care for.
As Fiona and Ian get closer to finding the book, they learn that there’s more at stake than they ever imagined – like the fate of the world. When their task threatens to tear them apart, they’ll have to make the ultimate decision: life, or love?


About Nervous Nell Justice

I read, read and then read. I love my life as a reviewer because I get to meet some awesome people who love books too. It's a fantastic world to live in!My favorite genres: Urban Fantasy, Regency Romance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Thrillers, Paranormal Mysteries, Vampire Romance, Historical, Contemporary or Futuristic Mysteries and Thrillers, Steampunk Fantasy and Mysteries, Police Procedurals and Political Thrillers.

Posted on February 28, 2016, in Book Hunt. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hey Nell,

    Where didja find the info on reading habits by gender. That sounds really interesting!


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