Emilia Fox

Emilia Fox

New research shows that females are prolific readers and real ‘Page Turners’ while men drag behind as ‘Slow Worms’ who just can’t seem to get through a book. 

Nearly half (48%) of women claim they are avid readers who can’t put books down, whizzing through many in a year.  While only a quarter (26%) of men keep up with this pace.  Twice as many men as women admit they never finish a book.

As advocates of the indulgent read and to celebrate the Galaxy® Irresistible Reads promotion during which Galaxy® are giving away a million books.  Galaxy ® chocolate has delved into the world of reading and has identified five reading personalities which reveal the different habits of men and women.  

Over half (52%) of UK women rated reading as their favourite way to relax.  Surprisingly this beat a good shopping trip as best way to escape, which only 5% of women chose in the poll. 

Men can’t seem to sit still for long enough to enjoy a good book, with only 29% choosing reading as their ultimate relaxation choice.  Women are keeping their indulgent reading me-time all to themselves.

Supposedly you can’t judge a book by its cover, yet, 1 in 5 women still choose books this way.  18% of women pick up snippets from magazines on their next indulgent read. 

But the female grapevine is queen with 23% of women waiting for recommendations from friends on the next must have page turner.

The Galaxy® Irresistible Reads promotion launches on March 23rd and runs throughout the summer. Just pick up a promotional bar and head to www.galaxybookclub.co.uk to enter your code and see if you have won one of a million books.

50 tickets for the Red Carpet at the annual Galaxy British Book Awards are being given away. This star-studded event will take place on Friday 3rd April 2009 at the Grosvenor House hotel in London.

The awards will be attended by many famous faces from the Book Industry, together with a host of celebrity presenters and guests, including Ant & Dec, Julie Walters, Jerry Springer, Emilia Fox, Jerry Hall, Julie Walters, Marian Keyes, Paul O'Grady, Sebastian Faulks, Victoria and Ian Hislop, Steven Galloway, Sadie Jones, Alan Davies, Pam Ferris, Nathaniel Parker, Levi Roots, Noel Fielding, Kate Atkinson and many many more.

We would like to offer the chance for you to see their favourite author or TV personality arrive, ask for autographs, and to be a part of the glitz and glamour of a red carpet event and they will also appear on TV themselves!

All you have to do is send an email to [email protected] quoting the Galaxy British Book Awards and providing your home contact details they will then have their invitation sent to the address provided. There are only 50 tickets available and tickets will be distributed on a first come first served basis.

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