Is My Mom Reading Smut?!

By Meghan Tschaikowsky

So, I recently got my mother a Kindle for her birthday. I had pictured her using it for cooking recipes, reading some classic novels, or perhaps browsing through Better Homes and Garden magazine. But after reading this article on Bust online, I have been both cringing and laughing at the possibility  of my mom reading soft-core porn.

Data shows that romance novels are topping the charts for the most popular genre of books downloaded on electronic reading devices. According to a Time Magazine article, 50% of people who use Kindles are over 50 years old and  23% of those readers are under the age of 60 (Ah! my mom is 58!). So what do these statistics say?  That the baby-boomer generation seems to be pretty lonely? That they’re desperate for a little excitement in their lives? I think yes.

As they say, sex sells. But I bet you the makers of the Kindle weren’t expecting these kinds of statistics.

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