Sarah Crown, who blogs for the Guardian, reveals the conclusion to an Internet survey conducted for Borders: Reading is hot. According to Crown, A third of those surveyed said that they "would consider flirting with someone based on their choice of literature."
"Not just any book will do," Crown writes. "Erotic fiction, horror, self-help books and the dreaded chick-lit were all, in fact, deemed turn-offs when it came to love between the covers. The genre most likely to help you pull - the itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny yellow polka dot bikini of the books world - is the classics, followed by biography and modern literary fiction (think Zadie Smith and Sebastian Faulks, rather than Dan Brown and Martina Cole)."