Thanks Eva for the link to Maureen Johnson's blog post Sell the Girls. I've never read her books but Johnson's comments on the alleged 'crisis in boys' reading' are worth a look. Apparently there's a dire need for male authors and 'boy' books, according to the New York literary scene. Are they kidding?
I would weigh into the argument but not tonight Josephine, my brain is fried. Forget the readers for a moment, this writing lark is exhausting.