Booking Through Thursday: R. Rated

How do you feel about explicit detail in your reading? Whether language, sex, violence, situations and so on … does it bother you? Faze you at all? Or do you just read everything without it bothering you?

Hey guys, while I am packing… again to move in, I decided to take this BTT because the first part means a lot to me. Lately I’ve been doing some blog tours and one thing I notice is how much swearing the characters used. There was one book that I couldn’t go past page 10 because there was one fuck/shit per page. I thought: I don’t mind swearing, so why am I finding in every page the same curse words? Truth is, like always if you do your language right, if it fits the character nobody will notice. Imagine that the character is having a nervous breakdown or he or she just killed a person – that is a situation where you would go: well … shit! – and that is fine, because while a book is a book it feels right to make your characters real. However if you overdo it, it feels fake and an invisible wall is set between reader and writer/story. Sometimes I really wish I could tell the author: dude, you’re going too far, this needed an editor and if your editor warned you and you ignored him/her then you deserve a 1star for fucking it up.

As for sex let’s be honest we all love sensual/sexual scenes where you feel the lust between the characters. I like when characters are bold without being stupid/rude. A little dirty word here and there won’t hurt and it is SO much better than the cliché: you’re so beautiful, when making love. Seriously don’t you know any other sentences? You’re making love, not in a compliment competition. Especially when you’re building this sensual tension and the characters won’t shut up. No need for you’re lovely, you’re so strong, you’re so pretty, you’re so sexy… That is stuff for you to say outside the sex zone. Once you’re done, you can admire your partner and say I am luckiest person ever.

Violence, I’m all for gore and blood, there’s never too much gore in one book! So bring it on!

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What are you reading now?

Currently I am reading this book, written by a portuguese writer (see image)
Would you recommend it?
I would recommend it to teenagers (13-15 years).
And what’s next?
So here’s the big list:
– Flow my tears, the policeman said: Philip K. Dick (I actually already started it and I have to say it’s gorgeous);
– Lady of devices: Shelley Adina;
– The robe of skulls: Vivian French
– Do androids dream of electric sheeps?: Philip K. Dick
– Pride and prejudice and zombies: Seth Grahame-Smith;
– The Goose girl: Shannon Hale;
– 20 thousand leagues under water: Jules Verne;
– Stranger in a strange land: Robert Heinlein.

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