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 would say i have no issues at ALL with naughty bits or swear words. Profanity doesn't bother me a bit so i would neither put down a book nor pick up a book because of it. It isn't a factor at all. i cuss a lot myself, mainly i think because i work on the phone as a customer's bitch and i am so proscribed on what i can say that as soon as i get off the phone the switch is flipped and i am free to express myself!! Sex is kind of a different thing. I would say i don't go looking for it because when i am in the kind of mood to read it i end up rereading something i know is good (Anne Rice's Cry to Heaven springs to mind) or i indulge in some Harry Potter fan fiction. Happy, sweet, emotional fan fiction. I don't read romance novels, mainly because the few that i have picked up over the years tend to not be the best written stuff. The few that i have enjoyed have been historical type ones involving pirates, castles, nobility, etc and i guess i like those because they become a total immersion fantasy. That being said, Henry Miller's Tropic books are near the top of my classics to read list because i have heard they are pretty graphic. I mean, who doesn't want to read about what your grandparents thought about sex back in the day.
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