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I was curious about how my books read in 2015 broke down by the author’s gender, and I’m happy to report that it was almost entirely books by women.

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This is not bad! Most of the male writers I read were guests at NerdCon: Stories, so that feels like a legit reason for choosing them. I’m still going to continue trying to read more women than men in 2016. I notice multiple times per day that I am almost constantly surrounded by men’s voices (Turn on the radio? Mostly male announcers, mostly male singers. Put on a TV show? Mostly men. Walk around listening to whatever conversation is happening in a public place? The voices that come through are mostly men’s.), and I want to change that to have more balance, as much as I can. I’ve been curating a Pandora station that is nearly all women’s voices (a few bands with both female and male singers are included), so that’s a step in the right direction. Do you notice that you hear a majority of voices from one group or another? Do you have any strategies for changing what you hear?

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