B.T.T: R-Rated

Booking Through Thursday:  R-Rated

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Deb @ Booking Through Thursday.  Every week she posts a book related prompt/question, you answer the prompt, and then link back to the original.  Here's this week's:

Question/Prompt:  R-Rated Content
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?
Honestly, I'm not very disturbed by r-rated content in my reading as long as it makes sense in the frame of the story.  I read just about anything under the sun, from YA to Romance and Adventure to Literary Fiction.  Sometimes, r-rated content is necessary to the storyline and other times it's simply gratuitous.  Even when it is excessive, I am not bothered by it.  I guess you could say I have a pretty open mind.  Naturally there are some times when the nature of the r-rated scene will bother me (mainly if it's any kind of violence toward children), and then I cringe while reading.  I thought the Fifty Shades series was a little over-the-top, but I still read it voraciously (don't judge me).  True stories that are violent in nature are a little more disturbing.  One that comes immediately to mind is The Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder...but that's because I was close to the Karly and her dad.  Regardless, r-rated content isn't something I steer clear of when I choose books.  We see most of it so frequently on tv and in movies, why shouldn't it appear in our reading?

How do you feel about r-rated content in your reading?

Happy reading!


  1. Sometimes it is the demand of the story to be explicit. It bothers me if it is related to serial killers.

    Here is my BTT post.

  2. Agreed, Gautami. I'll have to check your BTT post out. Thanks for stopping by!


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