Thursday, October 4, 2007
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 will never forget reading "Gone With The Wind" when I was 14 years old. The sex was quite veiled but the romantic/sexual emotion or tension was quite obvious through my 14 year old lens. Then along came "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck and I was suddenly reading real literature that was sexual. But now 30 years later I realize this emotion (I called sexual at 16) was actually the love, partnership and sacrifice the wife had for her husband. Very good stuff.
As far as overly explicit, we have discussed this in my book group, nothing can be more explicit than our imagination while reading! And, lastly, why would you waste precious reading time to poorly written crap that usually places women in a poor light?