This week's question: Do you have a preference between male and female MCs, and why?
I do find that in general I gravitate towards books with female main characters. It isn't a conscious prejudice against male characters, but I do find it happening. It may be because books that are marketed towards males tend to have covers that are not my style, and I am totally guilty of judging books by their covers. I'll admit it.
That said, I have tried recently to increase my range of book reading so that I can provide better Readers' Advisory at work, and have read some wonderful books with male main characters, such as Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie and others by the same author.
On the whole, though, I think I have a preference for female main characters because I relate to them better. I have still loved plenty of male main characters, but they have to work harder!