A commenter suggested I check out the guys read site from John
Scizseka, and I did.
First of all, it's excellent, and I highly recommend all parents of boys, boys, and other interested parties go there at once.
I've just spent quite a bit of time writing a long post about the various reasons boys might feel shut out of reading, and the possible historical and sociological roots of this, but then I realized that the only really useful thing to do, was to tell you all to go there. And, if and when possible, to let the boys—and all of us—read what they really, truly want to read. It seems to me the best possible hope we have of peace, and as much happiness as we can muster, in our time.