Friday, 23 October 2009
Friday Coffee Morning
Sorry for the delay but Blogger was down for a while. Still I've managed to keep the home made porc and sage sausages warm ,also today I have some local butter and honey. And as there is a hint of Autumn in the air I have some mugs of steaming hot chocolate. The OH has asked if I can host the coffee morning every day as he is enjoying the breakfasts.[Doesn't normally get anything!!]While I was writing last weeks post, thanks for the suggestions btw, it suddenly occurred to me what an inbalance there is in our group of aspiring writers. So I wanted to ask why you think this is? Do we need more support than our male counterparts, are we more social, are we readier to ask for help, are we more technophobic and like our hands held when dealing with new ideas?Then it started me wondering about blogging as a whole. What is the proportion of bloggers male/female does anyone know?I was sitting in my armchair last night thinking about what I was going to write this morning and I caught site of my TBR pile. Without looking I wrote down the first names that came in to my head : Kate Atkinson, Tracy Chevalier, Joanne Harris, Margaret Atwood, Iris Murdoch, Margaret Drabble, I could go on but you probably get the picture. It was some time before I wrote down Ernest Hemingway. Then I had to look at my books to remind myself of Khalid Hosseini, Sebastian Faulks, Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Markus Zusak, all authors that I have read and thoroughly enjoyed recently but whose names had slipped my mind!! Then I took a look at the books that are not still in boxes and they are predominantly by women writers, you have to look hard to find the men amongst them, E M Forster, Anthony Powell, Graham Greene and a few others.So off the top of your heads tell me the first SIX writers that come instantly to mind. Are you as sexist as me and am I missing out on some really good men, I am dying to know!!!!!!Over to you.