Netflix Series Daisy Jones & The Six vs #Audiobook by Taylor Jenkins Reid– #fictionsagas

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid


It’s not difficult to see the hand of Reese Witherspoon in this Netflix series. It’s a historical, somewhat nostalgic look at the age of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll well past its infancy, as well as a spyglass full of the 70s LA rock music scene. An almost faithful reproduction of the book.

Netflix TV Series

After listening to the audiobook and reading Reese’s bubbling promo of her series baby, I couldn’t help but tune in as soon as it was released. Admittedly, it began almost as sluggishly as the book and the CE ignored it—found something else to do. I think it was somewhere around the third episode he began to find interest.

With this type of unusual format, it takes a minute or two to get used to the interview technique that the book and the series employs to introduce each of the characters. It didn’t take as long for the general viewer to get hooked, however, exhibiting an impressive increase in demand on the most streamed TV series across US platforms. Even Rotten Tomatoes “reported a 70% approval rating with an average of 6.7/10*.”

The series is written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber alongside Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter. The author Taylor Jenkins Reid also produces the ten-episode series that examines the reason for the dissolution of the fictional band twenty years after their final emotionally charged concert.

Riley Keough
Riley Keough as Daisy

There is a full-length album, Aurora, that was released by Atlantic Records in March. The lead vocals are performed by Riley Keough (Elvis’ granddaughter) and

Sam Claflin
Sam Claflin as Billy

Sam Claflin as in the series.

Aurora - the Album cover(The pricy album is available on vinyl on Amazon. I love the album cover!)

Daisy is played as a rich but neglected daughter, while Billy played the older brother (Dunne brothers) and band leader-vocalist in his garage-originated boy band. I couldn’t help but think of Janis Joplin—that same carefree boozy attitude (although I still prefer Janis). I didn’t care for either Daisy or Billy and knew the hate-to-love trope was working its magic and indeed, sparks begin to fly.

Watching the two steal glances at each other, you had to wonder how much is real and what is an act. The chemistry is amazing. Neither did I care much for other members of the band although I liked Teddy Price, the producer.

Early in the series, I thought I recognized passages directly from the audiobook, familiar phrasing they used and I particularly enjoyed these quotables:

Buddhists say, “Pain is inevitable—suffering is optional.”

“I think it’s easy to confuse a soul-mate with a mirror.”

My Thoughts

Amazon Charts#2 this week

As most know, Daisy Jones & The Six was Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club of the month in March of this year, but the book was published back in March of 2019.

It reads like the story of a band on a rocket to the top of the rock band list in the middle and late 70s. It sells the idea through the interviews of each of the band members, examining their origins and their rise through the LA music scene twenty years after the abrupt split of the band following their concert in Chicago.

There is a decided division where the series and the book splits somewhat with what happens to the support characters. I love the outdoor scenes of the photo shoots and concerts. Watching the interviews with the characters makes it easier to remember who is speaking than does the audiobook, where I sometimes lost track.

The clothes, styles, hair was so perfect; absolutely puts you back in the decade along with the music. As the episodes progress, there is greater inclusion of the music, snippets of the concerts, and I hoped for more. 4.5 stars

Audiobook (Blurb)

Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Historical Fiction (2019)

A Reese’s Book Club + Hello Sunshine on Audible Pick

A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in LA in the late ’60s, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s 20, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the ’70s. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

My Thoughts

The unusual writing style threw me at first when I started this audiobook. There are interviews that started introducing the characters of the band and I finally caught on to the unique style of getting to know the individuals, their role in the storyline, and the inkling of who they are, how they got here.

Plunged deeply into the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll era, Daisy quickly becomes iconic. She is the personification of a free love, braless society, with strong women finding their voice in more ways than ever before. Sometimes I envied their newly found freedom.

The ‘70s LA music scene is wild and as the characters took on more shape, more personality, it is obviously part of the whole societal revolt happening at the time.

Hubby and I missed much of the cultural revolution being outside of the country during his Naval service until 1970. It was shocking when we came home to see how our country changed during our absence. We were still the earlier generation’s sensibilities, married, working, paying taxes, and busy ignoring the craziness going on around us.

The bands—so many—and so many messages of resistance, peace, and love. This fiction saga is strongly rumored to follow somewhat loosely the story of Fleetwood Mac (and by extension, Stevie Nicks. We were not a fan).

Daisy is the product of a rich family, largely ignored or forgotten altogether, and drowned her stinging rejection with anything she could swallow. She manages, however, to become established locally on a low scale in the music scene and begins to write her own music. Equally largely unknown The Six (the Dunne brothers), evolving as the members aged, one going into the conflict only to die on ‘Nam soil. Billy, their leader is controlling, narcissistic.

The book explores several themes besides love, loss, and addiction and is an apparent hate-to-love trope soon after Daisy joins the band. Still, it can’t be denied that between them they manage to come up with some winning songs and begin to gain popularity, particularly after the band meets a producer/promoter.

Of course, it’s totally character-driven—certainly Daisy and Billy take center stage ramping up the tension between herself and Billy’s main lady (who births a daughter) and as each of the other characters are interviewed weigh in on how they impact the success of the band.

I did enjoy the little twist at the end, revealing the source of the interviews. 4 stars

The Author

Taylor Jenkins Reid - authorTaylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, as well as One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. Her newest novel, Malibu Rising, is out now. She lives in Los Angeles.

You can follow her on Instagram @tjenkinsreid.

Book Details

Genre: Fiction Sagas, Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction
Publisher: Random House Audio
Listening Length: 9 hrs 3 mins
Narrator: Jennifer BealsBenjamin BrattJudy GreerPablo Schreiber
Audible Release: March 5, 2019
Source: Local Library (Audiobook Selections)
Title Link: Daisy Jones & the Six [Amazon]
Barnes & Noble (TV series tie-in)

Overall Impression

The Movie

Hooked and crazy engaging, totally entertaining after a slow burn entry. Riley sells it as Daisy—she is Daisy—in her expressions, sober or not. The production sells the time, location, atmosphere. It is so compelling. My only quibble was the ending—not as the book would have it—but searching for that happy ever-after feeling and perhaps not so realistic as the authenticity it earlier gained.

The Audiobook

The book keeps a steady pace for the most part, although it is somewhat slow to gain interest at the beginning. The narrators do a great job with their parts and as the book moves toward conclusion, ramps up the tension. It is such a unique writing style, but it works. Engaging and entertaining, into that era, that pop culture, those post-conflict ballads. The interviews gain a deeper understanding of what leads to the breakdown and quietly concludes but the switch between interviews can be confounding.

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Watching Riley as Daisy is compelling. She sells her part, spoiled entitled brat that she is. I even began to like Billy near the conclusion. But it’s a visual feast for the eyes as well as the ears and edges out the audiobook. Even if that isn’t your generation, you can watch and be mesmerized by the birth, growth, and frenetic rise that once again, begins to sour under the weight of stardom. The depth of emotion is beautiful.

©2023 V Williams


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Actor photos courtesy Google


Rosepoint Reviews – March Recap – Hello April—Are We There Yet?

Rosepoint Review Recap-March-Hello April!


New great-granddaughterMarch was a big one around here—with the birth of a new great-granddaughter on March 7 and my birthday—a big one. Age changes perceptions, but it’s both encouraging and getting scary.

March is also a month of weather extremes; snow one day and warm enough to ride a bike the next. I’ve learned the hard way that I can’t start my garden until late April, so that’s a ways off yet but beginning to think I might be able to clean and prepare the deck. Living in the Rust Belt is a whole new experience.

Of course, around here, we also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and for the last several years have participated in #ReadingIrelandMonth, so jumped on board with that as well. We read or listened to thirteen books in March, six of which were dedicated to #begorrathon23, and as many NetGalley books as audiobooks with some oldie but goodies as well. (Links below are to my reviews that include purchase info.)

Rosepoint Publishing - March Recap

The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson (audiobook-bookclub selection)
The Strange Courtship of Kathleen O’Dwyer by Robert Temple (CE review for #begorrathon23)
Molasses Murder in a Nutshell by Frances McNamara
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (audiobook)
Retribution by Robert McCaw (CE review)
The Sea by John Banville (#begorrathon23)
Desert Star by Michael Connelly (audiobook-#begorrathon23)
Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard (CE review)
A Week in Summer (audiobook-#begorrathon23)
The Rose Code by Kate Quinn (audiobook-#begorrathon23)
Operation Storm King by Elliott Sumers (CE review)
The Donut Legion by Joe R Lansdale
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (audiobook-#begorrathon23)

Have you read any of the above? We narrowed the scope of genres last month but still included historical fiction, thrillers, fantasy, crime, and even a touch of horror (John Connolly).

Favorite Book of the Month

Hands down—no contest. I’m a consummate fan of Kate Quinn—my second book The Rose Code as spell-binding as The Huntress, interested me so much I continued to research Bletchley Park after reading her Epilogue. So that is the March choice for Book of the Month.

Blogger Post

I didn’t have a lot of time to do blog hopping in February, but I did catch several of my favorites, including those from Yesha at Books Teacups and Reviews. I particularly enjoy her personality which not only shines through on her blog posts but her stories on Instagram as well. If you haven’t already, check out her blog and follow her. She’ll lighten your day.


Reading Challenges

My Reading Challenges page… I have 38 books of a goal of 145 in Goodreads (three books ahead of schedule) and keep a 97% feedback ratio in NetGalley. Lagging behind on the others but hope to have it caught up shortly.

For us, March spells participation in Reading Ireland Month 2023 and just loved Cathy’s post on March 31 regarding the eventful month for Irish literature. If you haven’t had a chance to read that, I’d urge you to enjoy her list of Irish lit accomplishments along with her humorous comment regarding Wild Mountain Thyme—somewhat of a “cult classic”. (Yeah, Christopher Walken has been seriously miscast in more than one film!)  I love participating in this challenge and also posted a poem from my grandfather—which would totally confirm his story of kissing the Blarney Stone (maybe more than once?). I also included a post regarding one of our more inglorious St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations–here—in case you missed it.

Once again, thank you sooo much for reading and commenting on my posts. I always appreciate the participation!

©2023 V Williams


Stanley McShane’s Sea-Worthy Story Epic Poem – Blarney Stone Sailer’s Tale

Reading Ireland Month 2023

My sister, apparently still going through some belongings our mother left behind, found a sea-worthy story poem written by Stanley McShane, our grandfather. J Wesley Rose aka Stanley McShane

Quite lengthy, he divided it into five sections he called “Yarns.” While most of his books were written in the early 20s, this was penned a few years before his death some seventy years ago. The epic poem (an epic or long poem typically details extraordinary feats and adventures.) is the equivalent of a short story. I’ve chosen Yarn Four to publish here:

Smiling Pat’s Adventures


Pat he sat on the dock one day

and heaved a gentle sigh.

I smiled at him; he smiled at me,

a twinkle in his eye.

“Oh tell me, jolly tar,” said I,

“of things that you have seen

Upon the mighty ocean blue, that

sometimes seem so green.”

He grinned at me; I grinned at him,

as he winked his weathered eye.

He shook a reef from off his tongue,

then yelled: “Yarn One, Ahoy!”

Yarn Four

The Bonny Belle

“’Twas on the Bonny Bell you see,”
again went on the tar*.
“She had no belles aboard of her;
she had no extra spar.
She took aboard her in her hold
one million tons of YEAST.
We broached the cargo of that ship
and had a jolly feast!
A feast it was, believe me, friend,
for we were rising high;
That ship became as light as air
and rose into the sky.
It rose so high that we began
to see things on old Mars,
We saw great men, all giants bold,
a juggling with the stars.
The stars began to shoot this way
and that, and then the other;
And then it was I longed to see
my poor old widowed mother.

We wandered through the Milky Way
and met a Movie Star.
She wondered why our yeastly ship
had traveled up so far.
“Twas then that I began to sense
some future kind of trouble;
for with a marling spike she pricked
our yeastly ocean bubble.
Then back to earth we fell again
and landed on the sea.
A passing steamer towed us in,
a saddened crew were we,
But shiver my old timber’s now,
I quite enjoyed that trip,
Aboard the good ship, Bonny Belle;
aboard that yeastly ship.
So here am I. Look through this glass,
for, as sure as I’m alive,
Unless I weary you, my friend,
you’ll like Yarn number Five.”

As I’ve noted before, he professed to be a “sailor, prospector, miner, and cowpoke,” and largely wrote about his sea-going years on various ships of the late nineteenth century from barques to whalers.



I created book trailers for two of McShane’s books, Cocos Island Treasure and Lucky Joe without knowing what I was doing, but they convey somewhat a taste of his sailing years. The theme behind Cocos Island Treasure is from Marc Gunn’s album, “Happy Songs of Death” called “Won’t You Come With Me.” I’ve mentioned Marc Gunn before—love his happy podcasts full of Irish tunes.

©2023 V Williams


* Tar, a slang term for a Sailor, has been in use since at least 1676.


St Patrick’s Day Dinner and the Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage—Wearing the Green – #Begorrathon23

St Patrick's Day Dinner

AH, tis that time of year when the family drags out the memories of St. Patrick’s Day of years past. We’ve had some douzies—including this one I originally posted in 2016.

A St Patrick’s Day Revisited

I was thinking we could get a corned beef and make a big pot of corned beef and cabbage,” my son enthused. His green eyes sparkled at the thought of it.
St Patrick's Day Dinner
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He waxed poetic about the ole days when we would celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef and cabbage. A toast to my grandfather, the author of those manuscripts I’d struggled with a number of years, and to our alleged Irish ancestors–but then everyone claims to be Irish for that one day–an entirely excused and actually obligatory Guinness celebration.

So it was that my hubby and he went to the local grocery and proudly came home with the largest corned beef the store was selling this time of year. He produced the red potatoes, carrots, turnips, onions, and cabbage he’d remembered with the shared help of dear hubby. (Forgot the soda bread!) Soon as he opened the package, however, I wondered if something wasn’t majorly wrong. It smelled bad. Not. Just. Bad.


When I questioned the date on the package, he pointed out that it wasn’t due to expire until the end of July and doggedly proceeded with preparation in his family-sized crock pot.

“What stinks?” queried DH.

“I wonder if we shouldn’t just be taking it back right now,” I pondered out loud.

“Nah,” answered Mark, “I don’t want to take it back. It’ll be okay.”

But it wasn’t. And as I prepped vegetables and shared the juice with another crock pot (the first was too small to hold everything), the liquid didn’t look all that healthy either and continued to create a very odiferous house.

Well, rats, they had forgotten the horse radish! Everyone knows you can’t have corned beef without horse radish. Back to the store and home with horse radish (forgot the soda bread again) that they now determined had, by several months, an expired date.

Then my daughter-in-law got home from work.

“Holy cow! What is that smell?!!” she cried. “And who is living here now? Did we exchange family members?” Declaring she wouldn’t touch that stuff, we wondered again, “Did we get used to the smell? Is it that bad? Maybe we should have a taste of it.” Three of us did–it tasted okay–but then why that smell?

Discussing it further, DH made the executive decision: it was going back along with the horse radish. “I’m afraid of it!” he declared. The lady at the customer service counter pleaded, “Take it off the counter–you’re making me gag!” No problem getting a refund.

Okay, what to do for dinner then–it was getting late. Producing a gift card from our 50th wedding anniversary years ago, the boys went to Outback and came back with quesadillas and dinner for four; dry, tasteless, so bad three of us gave up on it half-way through.

Looking at the awful food the restaurant had prepared, we couldn’t help but compare it to the corned beef. Still, the corned beef won out for most obnoxious. Discussing it further, DH nodded and ventured, “The corned beef was worst than an old cat box. Okay, who is ready for ice cream?” My son burst out laughing. So did I.

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Next morning, venturing into the kitchen, my son grinned at me and waved a big frozen ham bone in the air. “Look what I found in the freezer! I thought we could use this and make a big pot of beans today.”

He looked so hopeful and happy, what could I say?

©2016 Virginia Williams
©Reposted 3/17/2023

Fairy garden

Graphic attribute: St Patrick’s Day Dinner banner background courtesy iStockPhoto

Reading Ireland Month 2023 – My Book List and Cathy’s Not-to-Miss All Things Irish Celebration!

I’m participating in #readingirelandmonth2023 this year (as I have the last several) and have put together a list of the books I’ll be reviewing along with their links to Amazon.

Reading Ireland Month-2023

The books may be about Ireland, have an Irish protagonist, or be written either by an Irish author or author with Irish roots. Most of the books on my list have already been released. We in the US celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with parades, pub specials, and corned beef and cabbage. In “Chicago-land” (of which we are a part), they literally turn the Chicago River green. (This year promises a rainy day but that could change by next Friday.)

Chicago River turned green for St Patrick's Day parade.

Cathy at 746 Books is hosting again this year and you may want to check her website to see her theme schedule. Additionally, she’ll be hosting a giveaway each week and sharing posts on her Facebook page. She has a monster reading list of 100 books you can peruse and a collection of recommendations. Be sure to use her hashtags #readingirelandmonth2023 and #begorrathon2023.

I tend to wear some green, look for the best bargains for corned beef, and scour my old posts to retrieve some vintage posts, one of which is titled Beans, Beans…(A St Patrick’s Day Revisited) that I’ll repost on March 17th.

My sister sent some additional work written by my grandfather, Patrick J Rose (aka Stanley McShane) who (as far as we can tell) hailed from Cork, so I’ll try to use new material from him, as well as provide this link to my favorite Irish podcaster, Marc Gunn, the Celtfather. So here is my book schedule of books so far:

Reading Ireland Month 2023

  1. The Strange Courtship of Kathleen O’Dwyer by Robert Temple read by the CE on March 5.
  2. Desert Star by Michael Connelly. My audiobook review scheduled on March 16. (This is a René Ballard-Harry Bosch installment—I’m hooked on that series, last one Dark Sacred Night.
  3. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn. My audiobook review scheduled on March 23. Read my first book by this author in January and was hooked—The Huntress.
  4. The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly. My audiobook review scheduled on March 30. Previously read a couple books by this author—my last—The Wolf in Winter.
  5. A Week in Summer by Maeve Binchy. My audiobook review scheduled on March 21. (This is a short story—very short.) This was very different than the last I read—A Week in Winter.
  6. The Sea by John Banville scheduled for review on Tuesday, March 14.

I must admit to falling back on favorites this year, only John Banville is new to me (Robert Temple is new to the CE). Don’t forget the Irish Soda Bread recipe graciously shared by another of my favorite Irish authors, Jean Grainger.

Have you read any of the above? Any suggestions for one you enjoyed, possibly in a thriller genre?

©2023 V Williams


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Rosepoint Reviews – February Recap – If It’s March—Is It Spring Yet?

Rosepoint Reviews-February Recap

February, as always, short and sweet with Valentine’s Day and one day warm enough we got our bikes out. So lovely, followed almost immediately, of course, by snow and freezing temps. This will continue for long enough to surprise the trees in bloom in March. It always does.

Besides the loss of a beloved pet and the weight on my heart, there is still the habit of feeding or walking the dog, engrained after seventeen years to overcome. It’s not an easy transition. Concentrating instead on juicing apples from the fruit market, making my own juice. There are abundant oranges as well, although this variety (Valencia) is neither the sweetest nor the juiciest. I’ve finally begun having successful air-fried offerings from the air fryer and whole meals from my pressure cooker—a real learning curve. Perhaps you can teach an old dog!

We managed to read or listen to a total of thirteen books in February,  a mix of NetGalley reads, audiobooks, Indie authors, and requests from publishers. (Links below are to my reviews that include purchase info.)

February review book covers

The Last Camel Died At Noon by Elizabeth Peters (audiobook)
Sons of Liberty by Matthew Speiser
The Drift by C J Tudor (CE review)
Good Dog, Bad Cop by David Rosenfelt (my 5*)
Hearts and Dark Arts by Trixie Silvertale (audiobook)
All That Is Mine I Carry With Me by William Landay (CE review)
Welcome Aboard by Jessie Newton, Tammy L Grace (and six more)
Who Killed Jerusalem? by George Albert Brown (CE review)
The Bark of Zorro by Kathleen Y’Barbo
A Silent Understanding by Jean Grainger
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz (audiobook)
Path of Peril by Marlie Parker Wasserman (CE 5*)
Bakeries and Buffoonery by Elizabeth Pantley

Have you read any of the above? There is a variety as usual of genres that include historical fiction, legal thriller, fantasy, crime, women’s fiction, cozy mysteries, and even a touch of horror (Koontz). (I don’t normally read horror but am a Koontz fan.)

Favorite Book of the Month

Feedback from the CE regarding the books I’ve given to him has resulted in one he DNF’d (I finished) and one he couldn’t stop talking about or reading parts to me. I had several good books, but felt none gave me quite the rah-rah that Path of Peril gave to him. So that is February’s choice for Book of the Month.

Blogger Post

I didn’t have a lot of time to do blog hopping in February, but I did catch several of my favorites, including those from Jill at Jill’s Book Café. I particularly enjoy her feature “Five on Friday” in which she posts an interview with an author you may or may not know or read. Love the answers particularly to the question “Which five pieces of music/songs would you include in the soundtrack to your life and why?” Some very surprising choices!

Reading Challenges

My Reading Challenges page…As I mentioned last month, I managed to lose my entire 2022 Challenges page. Definitely doing an abbreviated page this year and still trying to keep it current. I have 25 books of a goal of 145 in Goodreads (two books ahead of schedule) and keeping a 97% feedback ratio in NetGalley.

March begins Reading Ireland Month 2023. I love participating in this challenge and usually include a poem (from my grandfather) or recipe along with reviews about Ireland or written by an Irish author. If you haven’t signed up yet, now’s the time!

Once again, thank you as always for reading and commenting on my posts. I appreciate the participation!


Women Write More Blog Posts – Are We Still Blogging to Connect or Make a Difference?

Women Write More Blog Posts – Are We Still Blogging to Connect or Make a Difference?

Discovered that the audiobook I was going to post yesterday was a repeat (so good I listened to it again years later!), I decided to go on a quest to find an old (really old) post back in 2016 when the blog was still more author/writer oriented than review.

What I found to my horror were some decent posts that lacked extra illustration to support the basic article outline. Then what started as a search for a Throwback Thursday post turned into an odyssey for “fixing” old posts. I’m still working on that having done so already on ten of the more topical articles.

The last two days were spent making corrections, adding pictures and links for posts including Twelve Points for Review Submission and Do You Buy a Book From the Cover? Covers Get You Noticed (or not).

It was the post I titled Women Write More Blog Posts that caught my eye, however, and I wondered if it might be updated. There were a number of good arguments for women taking that honor including polls that agreed:

Women Write to Connect

So the question is? Is that still holding true? Who is writing most blogs today?

Posing that question of the internet gets you this from last year’s stats:

Blogger Statistics By Gender–67.1% of bloggers are women and 32.9% of bloggers are men.

If most of my fellow (female) book bloggers are readers and reviewers how does that stack up if males tend to read male authors? Are women authors getting 67% of the attention?

In 2017 Sarah Burke of Spokal notes that “publishers are quick to encourage new female writers to take a pseudonym if their particular genre of writing is considered ‘masculine’.”

Is it still coming down to the male posting technology while women post to connect? It would appear that it’s changing.

It’s difficult to find definitive information for stats of women bloggers. I love some of the stats that Branka wrote on January 9, 2023, in her article Blogging Statistics of 2023 and wonder how many of these you are aware?

  1. There are over 600 million blogs on the internet (31 million in the US).
  2. Of 1030 surveyed bloggers by First Site Guide, 524 are male and 488 are female or just over 51% male. (That’s a big difference over last year’s findings and those numbers don’t add to 1030.) And by the way, more than 50% of bloggers are 21 to 35 years old. Most blog readers are 31 to 40 years old, while more than 37% are 40 to 60 years (yay!)
  3. Ninety percent of bloggers rely on social media to promote their posts. (SEO at 68%)
  4. Blog titles should be between six and thirteen words.

The shift of female bloggers diversifying somewhat from female-focused media to content creation for business gained significant ground years ago with the advent of an easily produced video presence. More and more women are specializing in promoting brand management, content creation, SEO, and digital marketing.


There continues to be a debate on whether men or women host more blogs, particularly as to their content. But as women bloggers and reviewers increase their impact on business and technological avenues, these percentages will continue to evolve. Any inroad is a positive step. Yes?

Do you post to connect?

Or post to inform, promote, educate? Do you consciously use SEO? Have you found a way to monetize your blog? Or is that your goal?

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