The last year I've noticed that I mostly can tell the gender of the author of a romance novel by his/her word choices, the way s/he describes things during the narrative. Are you able to do this, too? Do you want to know the gender of the author? Does it deter from the way you enjoy a novel, or do novels written by a specific gender generally give you a warm glow? To be clear, I've never bought a book based on gender of the author, and I'll never base my purchases on this however-screwed-up preference either. But when I'm immersed in the narrative I notice these little hints and I wish I didn't. I started taking note because the gender word-usage/description intruded on my enjoyment of some books—which wasn't a good thing. And now I can't help seeing these little hints everywhere. I know this post is a huge generalisation. No two books are alike, and I apologise in advance to any authors who might feel offended. I've not put this thread into the 'Genre' subforum, because I've only read romance novels during the last year (apart from non-fiction) so I don't know if this is a genre-thing or not.