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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) – BTT

Not really. I take them in stride, and I first started reading books intended for adults when I was a preteen. That was a surprising, but I learned to take it in stride. Censorship in books is rather an anathema for me. I usually like the books I read so the writing works with these elements or around them to make a decent book. I have looked for these books before, but I’m usually let down by the result. Overly explicit “romantic” books can be rather overrated in the published world.

6 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday – Decorum

  1. I read romances when I was a teen. I liked ‘a certain kind’ way back then but I’ve outgrown them. It’s the writing I go for now.

  2. There are times both sex and profanity can forward the plot, or it stays true to the character and his/her motivation and isn’t gratuitous… then I can accept it.

    But when it’s use for shock value or punctuation? Nope… you lose me.

    Happy BTT!

  3. There are times it forwards the plot, stays true to the character and his/her motivation and isn’t gratuitous… I can accept it then.

    But when it’s use for shock value or punctuation? Nope… you lose me.

    Happy BTT!

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