Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Lucy Mangan's Guardian Article
In this weekend's Guardian, Lucy Mangan writes a short piece that reveals the soul of a Ladybird Book lover.
If you missed the article, you'll find it here:
I know, I know - it sounds like a case of typical Ladybird stereotyping, but the description of the books she remembers fondly, as opposed to those remembered by 'Tory Boy' fit the usual pattern. In my experience, the men who visit my website are looking for the History, Achievement, Science or Nature books. The women are looking for the fiction they fondly remember, preferably involving pretty princesses and nice ball gowns. I know, I know! But that's how it seems to BE.
Perhaps the time has come to put 'stereotype' to the test. I know from my stats counter that a lot of people read this blog; but the Ladybird Book lover is a timid creature who prefers to lurk in the background rather than leave comments. But this is your chance to vote on this frankly crucial issue. Rest assured that your response is anonymous.
If you are male, vote here:
If you are female, vote here:
Unless you are male or female, I'm afraid I have no poll for you; this is Ladybird land, afterall.