Musing Mondays is hosted by MizB at Should be Reading and asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
I don’t have a problem with swearing in writing, as such, only when it is used for no good reason, other than trying to have a shock factor. I started reading Unrequited – One Girl, Thirteen Boyfriends, and Vodka by Christy Heron last week (and am loving btw), and for once was relieved to read a book where it felt completely natural for the narrator/character’s voice to include swearing. Until I got halfway through and realised the swearing had almost completely stopped, without any character evolution to cause it. For the first time, I think ever, I feel that the swearing is needed, at least if the main character’s voice is to continue the way it started. It’s still a brilliant book, but it has made me give a little rethink to swearing can be used effectively in fiction.