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  • Writer's pictureGudrun Frerichs

Why Women Read



It's getting colder in the Southern Hemisphere. Just the right time to fill up my nightstand stack of books to read. - Although, that's not quite true. I don't need winter to come along to start reading more. Rain or shine, it doesn't make a difference for me.

I saw a blog post the other day that said women read more than men. Lots more. Some they the ratio is 1:5. And men read more non-fiction than fiction. There are lots of reasons why women read, but they can be summarized as:

Women read because they’ve figured out that books are an invisible thread connecting us all—not just women, but the human race. Women read because reading allows them to bond, to connect. To someone else, to a dream, to ourselves. (except from: Why Women Read (bookriot.com)

My reasons for reading have changed over the years. I remember the phase of self-improvement when I read everything from How to lose weight to How to organize your pantry., That was followed by psychology books, and books that had elements of history. I love learning about new things.


Among all that I never lost my passion for Fairy Tales, Love Stories, and Thrillers. No wonder all my books combine elements of romance and crime.

I'd love to hear what's your reason is for reading. Just leave a comment here!

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Gudrun Frerichs
Gudrun Frerichs
May 21, 2021

Hi Kelly, Thanks for sharing. Like you, I would have loved to travel more but something always got in the way: kids, illness, work, or simply life. Nowadays I write about the places I'd love to travel to. For my book "Tides of Love" I invented an entire island in the Pacific. It took me weeks of research reading articles and watching UTube videos of island life. That was great fun. I wish you lots of exciting travels in your imagination.🏝️

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Kelly Class
Kelly Class
May 21, 2021

I like to read so I can have adventure and travel. I would have loved to travel but we are not rich and that's ok. So the next best thing is my imagination.

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