I was given an I-Pod for my birthday last year by my husband. I have enjoyed it a lot but since being out of school I haven't used it as much. That is until last month when I discovered books on CD. Yes I have known that there are books on CD for quite sometime, but it just clicked that I could go get books for the library and put them onto my I-Pod so I could workout and read at the same time. Amazing, I know!
In my pursuit to read a variety of books I have been diligently scouring the CD collection looking for all sort of books. I found this one book called The Beach House. It sounded interesting and it was ... right up until they used the F-Word 4 times in the matter of two sentences and I turned off the book and erased it from my files.
Why the heck is it with authors these days feel the need to pepper there writings with the F-Word. It shows so little imagination and I guess the caliber of today's writers must be sliding down hill if they feel the need to use a expletive every few pages. I really feel that if they need to use that sort of language, they really shouldn't be writing or at the very least there needs to be a disclaimer on the book saying that this book contains enough language to get it an R-rating if it were a movie. Or better yet a black box saying this book contains X number of bad words. Then you would know not to pick the dang thing up.
It makes me so mad to be reading along, getting involved in the characters lives to then to be slapped in the face with a bad word. It is even worse when you are listening to it on audio book. I wish I could scrub out my ears like I would my mouth if I had gotten something really nasty in it. I feel like I am darting through a field full of verbal landmines when I am trying to pick out a new book.
If I am going to spend $15.00 on a book, then I should at least have some sort of waring if the author has decide to throw out proper English in favor of some VERY BAD WORDS.