Thursday, October 4, 2007

MEME: Booking Through Thursday

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)

I don't have issues with profanity or 'romantic' scenes in books; I don't even notice them as objectionable. I could finish a book and not notice profanity at all; romantic scenes? They can be good sometimes. I know around work, we passed the "Scottish sex books" - Outlander series by Diana Gabaldron and the "prehistoric sex books" - The Clan of the Cave Bear books by Jean Auel, from person to person, so not only didn't I mind, I recommended.

I've always read books that were 'older' than I was. I can remember passing around Judy Blume's racy teenager book - Forever while in grade six, and I've been a huge Stephen King fan since I was a teenager, and he certainly doesn't edit his words.


  1. I don't mind the language. The "romantic scenes" I wouldn't mind either if they were actually done well. Even the Clan of the Cave Bear sex gets sooo predictable.

  2. Har, I started reading Auel's books in high school...nothing wrong with hot sweaty Cro-Magnon love.

  3. After reading your response, I have to say that you are right. I rarely notice when I come across profanity in a book. It just doesn't bother me. I might notice if it was too much, but I haven't met that book yet. :-) So who knows?

  4. literary feline - I watch the Trailer Park Boys, so language really doesn't bother me. I have a few friends who swear a blue streak - I guess I'm immune to it. We were in the minority on this BTT; most people seemed to have a limit and were bothered by innapropriate/gratuitous language and romantic scenes.

  5. I havn't read any of those books.

    My BTT is up here.


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