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March 25, 2007

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I completely agree with you. Nicholas Sparks has made a livelihood out of writing romance novels targeted at a female audience, yet he recommends hardly any work actually written by women?

What a novel way to reveal that you really know nothing about your reader base.

You could argue that, given his popularity with women, he does know something about his reader base...but rather, Nicholas Sparks doesn't CARE about them. If he did, he'd value their words in a way his reading lists clearly don't indicate.

If he doesn't care about women, why write so many books for women readers? I'm inclined to believe his reasons are more mercenary than anything else...

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