Thursday, October 04, 2007


Booking Through Thursday -- Decorum!

This week's Booking Through Thursday cracked me up.

Do you have “issues” with too much profanity or overly explicit (ahem) “romantic” scenes in books? Or do you take them in stride? Have issues like these ever caused you to close a book? Or do you go looking for more exactly like them? (grin)


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Short and sweet!
I actually spent a long time mulling over this answer, debating if I should add more or not.

Clearly, "NOT" won out.
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!

Best answer so far!
I have to admit even though I am told I write great sex scenes I generally skip them when I'm reading a story. Guess that makes me weirder then some. :)
Great answer!
Just 'no'? No to all of it or just to the bothered bit?
Pretty much all of it. Very little bothers me as a reader and I read so broadly across the spectrum that if I sought out one particular genre only, I'd be limiting myself way too much.
A well placed curse word can work well for an author, however in my un-authorily opinion too much just shows lack of education and imagination. The other part is if they use it appropriately or just throw it in for fuck's sake.

As far as sex scenes go, leaving it up to the imagination is far better then spelling everything out, I'd read play boy if I felt differently. ;-)

You did want me to be opinionated, right? :P
bring it on......
Frigga, I LOVE that you're opinionated. Don't stop!
love sex scenes, not a fan of the profan, I just think it's mostly unnecessary. Once in awhile doesn't bother me a bit, especially if it's in character, but when it's like every other word, eh. Now, naughty parts? Can't be enough of those! Bring 'em on! ;)
Shauney! Where've you been, woman????
Like any word choice, well-placed profanity or otherwise risque language has its place. Key words: well-placed, well-considered.

Some authors seem to drop it in almost as a paint-by-numbers technique. Others are more caring in how they apply this potentially powerful ingredient. It's all in the subtlety of the application, I guess.
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