Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 26!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Second Hand Saturday! A Book-A-Week Giveaway 26!


THERE ARE NEW SECOND HAND SATURDAY BLOGGERS! CHECK THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR MORE INFORMATION!

(If you've been here before, scroll down for this week's challenge in red)

Welcome to Second Hand Saturday!! In an attempt to clear our bookshelves, and pass on great used books to our stalkers followers, Amy, Kit, Abigaile, Austin and I have decided to hold weekly giveaways of some of the books on our bookshelves! Every Saturday, we will post the books available, and the following Saturday, we will announce the winner and our next challenge. The winner will get to choose a book from the list and we will ship it to that lucky person! Each week we will have a different challenge to complete (see below). YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER TO ENTER!  Open Internationally.  Ends at 10:00 pm EST the following Friday!

If you are a blogger, and would like to do your own Second Hand Saturday giveaway, link up with Mr. Linky at the end of this post!  (You don't have to participate every week, just link up whenever you'd like to join in!)

To see the book on Amazon, click the book name. To see our review (if we've done one) click on PBR for the Parental Book Reviews content review, or RT for the Reading Teen blog review. Good luck!!





We've moved our Middle Grade Books to Reading Tween. (yeah, that means two chances to win)
 Check out their SHS post!


YA books + (ARC=Advanced Reading Copy)

-*Newly Added THE ETERNAL ONES ARC by Kirsten Miller
-*Newly Added GRACE ARC by Elizabeth Scott (signed to us)
-*Newly Added IMMORTAL BELOVED ARC by Cate Tiernan
-*Newly Added 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES by Maureen Johnson
-*Newly Added ROMEO & JULIET & VAMPIRES by Claudia Gabel
-*Newly Added THE DUFF ARC by Kody Keplinger
-*Newly Added SCARS by Cheryl Rainfeld (hardcover signed to Andye)
- Dark Song ARC by Gail Giles
- Ascendant ARC by Diana Peterfreund (signed to Andye)
- I am J ARC by Cris Beam
-Signed copy Photo Snap Shot by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 3)
-Signed copy Cut, Crop and Die by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 2)
-Signed Copy  Paper, Scissors, Death  by Joanna Cambell Slan (Book 1)
-*AUDIOBOOK Will Grayson, Will Grayson by Devid Levithan and John Green
-Amigas Fifteen Candles ARC by Veronica Chambers (inspired by Jennifer Lopez)
-The Oracle of Dating by Allison Van Diepen (PBR)(RT)
-Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants hardback by Ann Brashares
-The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Traveling Pants 2) hardback by Ann Brashares
Girls in Pants (Traveling Pants 3) hardback by Ann Brashares
-Forever in Blue (Traveling Pants 4) by Ann Brashares
-Glass by Ellen Hopkins hardback (review of Crank)
-The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce
-Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar
-You Know You Love Me (Gossip Girl 2) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
-All I Want is Everything (Gossip Girl 3) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
-Because I'm Worth It (Gossip Girl 4) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
-The Gossip Girl Prequel (hardback) by Cecily Von Ziegesar
-Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (PBR) (RT)
-Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (PBR)
-The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein (PBR)
-The Lost Girls by Laurie Fox
-Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes (18 and over)
-What if....Everyone Knew Your Name (A Choose Your Destiny Novel) by Liz Ruckdeschel and Sara James
-The Riddle by Alison Croggon
-The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
-The Shack by William P. Young
-Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul:  The Real Deal by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen and Deborah Reber
-Excessively Diverted (The Sequel to Pride & Prejudice) by Juliette Shapiro
-The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
-Crunch Time by Mariah Fredericks
-Freckles and A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
-Pride and Predjudice (Paperback) by Jane Austen
-Lord of the Flies (paperback) by William Golding
book 3 (hardback) by Douglas Adams
book 4 (hardback) by Douglas Adams



To enter this week's giveaway, you must be a follower of this blog, and

Answer this question...Do you care about book content?  Does it bother you if there is profanity, sexual content, violence or something else in a book?  If you don't care, does it bother you, if there is NO profanity etc in a book?


Extra entries: LEAVE ALL EXTRA ENTRIES IN THIS FORM, NOT IN THE COMMENTS! ONLY TELL US YOUR ANSWER TO THE ABOVE QUESTION IN THE COMMENTS!

Easy Links:

Thank You so much for following. We could not would not do this without our followers. Come back next Saturday to see the winner and enter in for another book giveaway!

THIS WEEK'S WINNER IS: 

ruthhill74 said... 
I am a gfc follower, and I love the movie "The Picture of Dorian Gray"--horror films at its best.

Email me at ReadingTeen1 at gmail.com with your book choice!!  Please put "winner" in the subject line.  You have a week to claim your prize!


ATTENTION!! If you win and you'd like a series of books that are listed and are willing to pay the shipping, we will ship them all to you! (It's too expensive for us to do it ourselves!) 

Congratulations! 
Amy, Andye, Kit, Abigaile and Austin




If you're a blogger and are hosting a Second Hand Saturday giveaway on your blog, LINK UP here!!  PLEASE only add a link here if you doing your own Second Hand Saturday!



98 comments:

  1. I think it depends on the story. If it fits well and doesn't seem out of place, ten it's ok.

    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

    Filled out the form - follower GFC, all 3 twitters, and FB.

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  2. It all depends on what I'm in the mood for. There are some things that I just personally don't want to read about, but I don't think a book should ever be discriminated for its content, because there will always be someone (LOTS of people) who will want to read it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ivy AT ivy hawthorn DOT com

    (Filled out the form and have 5 extra entries)

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  3. I care about book content in that if I pick up a romance genre book, I expect romance - kissing, maybe sex if its tasteful ,etc. I'm disappointed always if the book masquerades as one thing, but comes out as another. I can handle some cussing, but if it seems like the author forgot to pick up a thesuarus once in awhile, its too much.

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

    GFC follower

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  4. Definitely depends on what kind of story it is. Some profanity is okay but I don't like when it's over done. Same with the sexual content. Just to get the point across is fine but all kinds of details? Unnecessary in my opinion. :)

    emo.hijabi@gmail.com

    Shahira

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  5. I don't care about a book's content as long as I like the story and it doesn't take away from the writing. If it's at a reasonable amount and doesn't get annoying I'm all for it. But say a book is pretty much all profanity in every bit of dialogue, I probably wouldn't want to read it. It'd be a bit excessive. And it doesn't bother me if there's no profanity in a book. I'm up for whatever the author chooses to do, it's ultimately their story to tell, who am I to tell them how to write.

    Thanks for the Secondhand Saturday :)
    Ambur
    ambiepie_6(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Burning.x.Impossibly.x.Bright

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  6. well it bothers me for example when a book has a lot of bad words, I mostly read YA and I've noticed some authors kinda feel the need to write that way 'cause I suppose they think teenagers talked like that but not everyone,
    and a lot of times there's no need for that much cursing to get your point across;

    as for the sexual content, I guess it doesn't bother me that much if it's necesary and not very explicit, though I don't really read books with that, they usually just go as far as making out

    but I don't check the content before reading a book

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  7. I really think that it really depends on the book. I'm 16 so I know how kids my age act and when I read a book where a 16 years old is squeaky clean, I find it pretty unrealistic and it takes away from the story for me. I also really think that it depends on the character. I feel like profanities/sexual content etc. can really be used to an authors advantage in order to develop characters. Overall, I have no issues with profanities, I acutually prefer it, but I like it to be used tastefully and in a way that fits with the book and/or character.

    Claire :)
    yabookiemonster{at}gmail{dot}com

    (Filled out form and have 10 extra entries)

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  8. I don't really mind one way or the other about swearing, so long as there is a point to it. One book I read recently there was nonsensical swearing (eg. not upset) but none when the characters were really quite upset. That struck me as odd.

    The one topic that does bother me in books is child abuse/sexual abuse.

    I am a follower through google reader :)

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  9. I don't read much more than YA so the answer--I want something realistic. I can be a harsh judge if say an author uses a lot of profanity when in reality, teens don't curse as much as everyone believes.
    twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

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  10. I have to say that I prefer a book to have minimum profanity. A few swear words here and there won't really bother me but if its like all the time then it just kind of gets in the way of the story I think. I have a hard time enjoying something if I'm distracted by the bad language.

    a_hobbit_of_the_shire(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. Yes i do care about the content. Thats why i read YA. I think adult has to much profanity and sezxual content and i dont need that to have a good story.

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  12. I think it depends on the story and if it fits it. I don't mind if there is profanity, sexual content, violence, etc if it fits the story but i won't read it if there is too much.

    jynx01@gmail.com

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  13. It doesn't really bother me as long as it makes sense in the story. If drugs, sex, drinking, and foul language is there just for the heck of it, then I really don't see the point for that. It really just depends on the book.

    justaiv09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. It doesn't bother me at all if its relevant to the story. However if there is excess of profanity/sexual content that is completely unecessary , it annoys me a lot.
    misha

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  15. It doesn't really bother me either way. As long as the story is good, and it is written well.

    swordsforfighting at yahoo dot com

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  16. I do not read much Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance because I can't abide extremely explicit sex or erotica. I think that is why I like to read YA books...rarely is there explicit sex. I'm even thinking about writing my novel as YA so I don't have to deal with the sex scenes...LOL! I do not mind profanity, but if it's not present, I don't miss it.

    Filled out the form...thanks for the giveaway!

    truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

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  17. Well, I do care.
    Usually I don't read books with sexual or homosexual content as the main theme of a story. If the book has high rating and receives compliments from people, I'll read its summary to get the plot, that's all I need. I'm an Asian girl so maybe it's hard to overcome my prejudices about these issues.

    Thanks for the giveaway =)

    bibibehatdau@yahoo.com

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  18. Honestly, it doesn't bother me one way or the other. What I care about is the story and if I can connect to the characters and care about them. Everything else is just, well, everything else.

    blacklagoon.wenj(at)gmail(dot)com

    Wenj
    http://www.blacklagoonreviews.blogspot.com

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  19. It really depends on how it's portrayed in the book for me. If it's excessive I won't like it. I'm not beyond saying no to a book. I really REALLY can't stand when there is immense sexual content and there are no consequences for the actions. It's a different story if I can relate to the protagonist emotionally.
    Profanity is not a big deal for me, but I don't like when it's unnecessary, like someone's trying to sound cool or something.
    This is just how I personally feel. I'm in NO way supporting book banners!

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  20. whoops! I for to put my email!

    mynameisalice_andiwritestuff@yahoo.com

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  21. It does bother me if there is too much violence/profanity but i think on the other hand if the book doesn't go out there with any topics then i'm probably going to find the book a tad boring so i guess there is a fine line of good and bad.

    hollytaylor(AT)optusnet.com.au

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  22. There is only one single thing i dislike, no matter what the story is. And that's is too detailed sex scenes. I don't feel comfortable too read in every single detail. Feels like porn XD
    All the rest is okay with me:)

    GFC Follower

    +4 extra entries at the form

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  23. +JMJ+

    What a good question! I can see profanity as another "level" of language that is fair game for a writer who knows how to create certain effects using different kinds of words. And I suppose a lot of profanity makes it into books for a deliberately gritty, realistic effect.

    On the other hand, profanity can be a quick fix for a writer who can't really handle the higher levels of language. Kind of like a movie identifying the villainess with heavy makeup and the heroine with tasteful makeup: effective, yes, but also too easy. I admire a writer who can achieve the same effect one can create with profanity, without needing to use it.

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  24. I am not offended by graphic content in novels. It's just another way of expressing oneself. But I also think it depends on whether its a YA or an adult novel. I think that if its a YA it needs to be limited for sure. If its an adult novel well then go for it!

    Kristen
    MMy Bloody Fairy Tale

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  25. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    In answer to your Q:
    Every situation is unique. If profanity, sexual content, etc is used non-gratiously then I am fine with it.

    If it is used merely as a tool for *shock/sell* value, I see it as a literary turn-off.

    However, to each their own.

    GFC follower.

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  26. It totally depends on the book, but I tend to enjoy adult fiction a tad more than YA, so I like a certain amount of adult content in my books.

    the_happy_soul at yahoo dot com

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  27. I think if it is in good taste.. I am not a huge fan of profanities and I think there is many other interesting words to use... on the Rated R subject, I stick to more YA so I prefer a PG-13 rating.

    Thanks for the great contest!!!
    Filled out form- GFC follower.. Twitter!

    stephanie_xoxo27@yahoo.com

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  28. It generally doesn't bother me unless like the violence is much to graphic. I agree with the others that is depends on the story. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I don't mind, I haven't stopped reading a book because of it, wouldn't mind a book without profanities in.

    I am a gfc follower.

    bookwormreviewed at gmail dot com

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  30. Content does not bother me as long as it is a good read.

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  31. If it doesn't add anything at all to the story or characters, I don't see a point for it being in the book. I know authors think long and hard before they put in profane words in their books though. I don't mind reading a book that has swear words (unless it's in every other sentence) or violence.

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  32. I really don't like books with sexual content, especially in YA. It sets such a bad example for teens. Can't we just keep it to kissing?
    Profanity and violence don't bother me as much.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Marie Oliva
    ako4eggs at comcast dot net

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  33. If it fits the story, then sure, I don't mind it. However, I don't like explicit sex scenes in most books. Some books, I love. But a lot of the time the author cannot write sex scenes well, and then.. Just no.

    teenage.fairytale (at) gmail.com

    Filled out the form for 5 extra entries. Old follower; and all three twitter accounts.

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  34. I think profanity, sexual content and violence are ok in a book I read if they are not gratuitous. If they fit in the story, they belong there then. Likewise, if there is no profanity, sexual content, etc. then that is ok as long as I don't feel as if something is missing in the read.

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  35. It depends on the story and how much of it there is. I have nothing against there being some profanities or violence or sexual content as long as it's not overdone. On the flip side it's not going to bother me if there is none. I'm open about what I read that's not the first thing that's going to turn me away from reading a book.

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  36. Sometimes when the profanity is excessive, I feel like it can distract from the writing, and cheapens it. Sometimes, too much sexual content makes me feel like it is dragging the book and not driving it forward. But I guess it really depends on the type of book it is.

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  37. Great question!

    The context of a book doesn't bother me to an extent. I like books that show some more physically romantic scenes between characters. However, it has to be well written an relevant to the text. I wouldn't like a book that has virtually now plot, just unexplained make out sessions.

    With that said, it does bother me a little when I read a book and the characters have huge crushes on each other and they NEVER touch (Twilight Saga has different circumstances... and they touch ALOT eventually).

    As for violence, again it must be relevant to the text. I will admit I am rather squeamish of well written violence scenes. If it has a purpose, okay, if not- get rid of it!

    Ilikethesebooksblog@gmail.com

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  38. Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll!
    No,I would say personality, depth wit'n' some pages a good book needs to have.The content just has to be applied well and fit the novel's overall spirit...

    goldie-mail(AT)web(DOT)de

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  39. It doesn't bother me this things if make senses in the context of the story.
    When it looks displaced, I usually don't like!

    aluisanorte(at)uol.com.br

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  40. Finally getting back into the swing of things :) Linked up at the end of the post.

    Kelsey

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  41. I do care about content, but I think it really depends on the story.

    Readingwithmartinis@gmail.com

    GFC follower and follower of all twitter accounts.

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  42. I personally don't mind if there's excessive violence/profanity/sex (though too many gratuitous sex scenes make me roll my eyes) because I've been desensitized by American cinema lol
    too much swearing may wear thin after a while, but unless every single character is swearing a-mile-a-minute, I can still stand it
    if there's no profanity at all, (unless it's a children's book) I would actually be a bit dubious of its "realism" since I'm pretty sure more than 50% of teens/adults in the city swear lol

    ninefly(at)gmail(dot)com
    twitter: @angeltyuan

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  43. I am an almost 30 stay at home mom. I use to think I needed the sex in books along with the romance and bad language doesn't bother me. I steered clear of YA because I didn't think it would give me what I wanted and needed in a book, so when I came across my first YA, which was Going too Far by Jennifer Echols, I was really hesitant if I would even like it. It really opened my eyes, I loved the story and the book. There was an amazing romance in the book, minus the hot bedroom scenes I was use to and I don't think it took away from the story. If a book is well written, then the reader wont mind lack of bad language and bedroom scenes. I usually do prefer them, but a beautiful story can be written without them
    june111@att.net

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  44. It all depends on the book and story and what I am in the mood for. There are some things I dont like to read about but it should not be eliminated because of its content. It should be up to the reader on what they like to read. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  45. I think that it depends on the character. Profanity, violence, sex, etc doesn't turn me off from the book unless its really unnecessary. If it fits the character and the story line, then I think it's ok.

    contact[a]sectumsempra.org

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  46. I'm usually pretty lenient on things, but i have some taboos. I refuse to read any books where the characters a abusive, rape, incest, or pedophiles. I don't tolerate those things in real life so i'm not going to read them in a book.

    Melissa
    jedisakora@msn.com
    Filled out the form with 9 extra entries.

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  47. It depends on the story I'm reading but I like balance. Something realistic.

    luli_.22@hotmail.com

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  48. I agree with most that it depends on the story.

    marlenejaberblue@gmail.com

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  49. It doesn't bother me as long as there are not only these things in a book.
    xlacrimax at gmail dot com

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  50. It really depends on the story and what age group the story is geared towards. I am okay with profanity and sexual situations as long as it makes since in the story and doesn't feel out of place.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  51. It depends a lot on the book and on the author's skills. If it fits in the story, that's okay. When there's absolutely no sexual content in a YA book bothers me a little because it makes the story a little unrealistic.

    milagp1@yahoo.com.br

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  52. Personally, I'm uncomfortable reading about certain things, like, profanity and sexual content. For me it kind of detracts from the story and makes it a less enjoyable read, even if it fits the story line. But that's just me. ^_^

    hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

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  53. I have to agree with so many other commenters, it definitely has to fit the story, and the author has to have the skills to write about it! I usually don't have any problems with it! :)

    yavampire(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. It definitely doesn't bother me what content is in the book. I love just about every genre of writing there is. And I would say that it also doesn't bother me if there isn't profanity in the book. However, it does start to get to me a little if the words used to replace the profanity are really juvenile and unnecessary. This would mostly be prevalent in the Marked series by PC Cast. I got really annoyed with the word poopie. But I did really enjoy Paranormalcy by Kierstin White.

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  55. I am rarely bothered by profanity, sexual content, or violence in a book. Something has to pretty sick to get to me. And there are a few authors out there that can do it.

    Although, animal violence really bothers me. I despise finding that in a book. Makes me sick and immediately knocks stars off my rating for the book.

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  56. starving4books@gmail.com

    If the content has a purpose, it's okay. Teenagers are going to swear and do drugs. But when it's written into the story as excess, I don't want to read it. The few ventures I've made into the adult genre were...grossly sexual, and it made me want to barf. I DON'T want to be reading that stuff.

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  57. I dont really care about content but if im reading a romance i do want kissing and stuff in it.

    jecca.0104@gmail.com

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  58. I dont really care about the language in the book. If it's a good book, does it really matter? But, It does matter if the author is trying to make a teenager sound more teenager (hahaha). Sometimes cursing doesn't fit in the book.

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  59. sexual content or coarse language hardly other me.I just don't like it when there is too much of it, or when when it takes away from the story.

    everlove14@hotmail.com

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  60. I don't really mind language and sexual content, so long there's a reason for it to be in the book (like, most teens swear, so language in YA is appropriate).

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    365DaysReading(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. It bothers me if it is gratuitous.
    brandileigh2003@yahoo.com

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  62. It typically depends on the book. Excess profanity can be annoying, unless there is a logical point to it. Drinking and Drug use can annoy me if I don't see a need for it (being a teen at a party is NOT a logical reason). Sex if fine, but I don't really need each little detail. Honestly though, I have rarely if ever picked up a book that went to far in any of these things (I don't read romance).

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  63. I think it all depends on whether it's gratitious or if it's important to the story.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. I really don't like to find sexual content and language in my books. There are some I've put down simply because it has too much.

    redheadrockstarJB (at) gmail (dot) com

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  65. It does bother me, but I read books on a case-to-case basis; what may enrich one book may just bog down another.

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  66. I don't like explicit, gratuitous sex scenes. If the story is about a girl getting raped, so it mentions sex, I can understand that. But just to be graphic? No thanks. I also don't like excessive swearing, but it can add to characterization etc.
    Violence doesn't really bother me--I normally just skim over it anyway :)

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  67. It all depends on the story and if it's written well. Although most stories I've read that I love don't have them!
    sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

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  68. I don't have a problem if it fits in the context of the book :)


    I'm GFC follower

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot)com

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  69. I care about the book's content. Most elements are very realistic and thats one thing that I like about these being present in YA books. They're like wake up calls. Words are very powerful and when it's appropriate, it can affect a teen's life in a positive way.

    Thanks!

    precious_shusky@yahoo.com

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  70. Profanity and sexual content do not bother me when they are in the proper genres. In YA, I don't mind a curse word here and there, or some fooling around between a couple, because young people do say and do those things, but I like to keep YA books on the YA level. They are young, think they're invincible, act irrationally, don't have the life experience to assist in their judgement, yada yada...And unfortunately, violence is everywhere, even in the young ppl's lives. However, I prefer not to read an overload of violence in YA. It feels wrong.

    Thanks!!! Filled out the form. :)

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  71. It depends entirely on the book and on my mood. Some days I can handle anything and even enjoy it and other days just a hint will be more than I can handle.

    ~Chrizette
    baychriz at gmail dot com

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  72. It definitely depends on the story. If it is in there to add to and enhance the plot, then I don't mind at all.

    However, if it is in there just to be "current" or "modern" and takes away from the plot, then I don't like it at all.

    I am a follower on here, and on Twitter as well!

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  73. Usually it doesn't bother me in both cases! As long as the story is good, I don't mind. But I guess it all depends on the book.

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  74. I actually don't mind profanity or sexual content in a book - as long as it suits the book it's in. If it's a YA book that's supposed to be about high school drama then I wuoldn't really be expecting profanity, but if the book was about sexual abuse, then sexual content is a given. Either way I don't really mind. If I were reading an adult book I would be okay with pretty much any sort of content.

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  75. I don't really care about the content. If a book has sex or bad language in it, then it has it in it and that's how the author intender it to be. If you're not happy with that, then don't read it, because if it didn't have stuff like that in it when it was meant to, it would probably feel less real. I always find when teens are too clean in a book, it just doesn't feel realistic. In my opinion. :)
    smileycicely(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  76. It depends on what I'm in the mood for. To be honest, I don't like when there's sexual content, I mean, a lot of description of the scene :S It feels awkward to me, but I also don't think people should banish books with this kind of content because there are readers that just don't mind reading about it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    lismagol(at)gmail(dot)com

    (Filled out the form and have 5 extra entries)

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  77. I care about content, if I think the book will be a worthwhile one. If it's an adult book, anything goes and I'm know that. But in YA, it sometimes surprises me what is let through - like in the VA series between Dimitri and Rose, or when there is heavy swearing.

    christine.dunbar@gmail.com

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  78. I don't care about content as long as it is true to the book itself. If the book calls for profanity or sexual content, etc then it should be in the book if it is expected. If not then the book should be good without it.

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  79. I don't mind any type of content, as long as it fits the story.

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  80. I care about the content. But as long as 'profanity' is not over done and fits the story well, I'm all for it.

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  81. Content is definitely important, though many won't agree to some.. things being added into it seen as necessary, I think if it was written there in the first place it was put there for a reason. Maybe in the drafts but there's usually no mistake when the book is out. Not saying stuff like 'violence' is a good thing but sometimes it's key in books.

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  82. I think what profanity and what not are in an book depends on the book. It doesn't bother me at all, sometimes I think it's needed to get a point across. I'm an adult, but if my kids were reading some of the books I read, I may be thinking differently.

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  83. I'm fine with any type of conent as long as its meaningful.
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  84. As long as the story is good and there's not much sexual content, I'm totally cool with it.


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  86. The content doesn't bother me as long as it goes along with the story line.

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  87. It depends of the book, I don't like it when there isn't a reason for profanity or sex or anything else, it depend of the history and the characters.

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  88. Yes, content is VERY important to me. I hate cursing, especially in excess. I do like a little violence every once in awhile. No gore, though. Bleh!

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  89. Answer this question...Do you care about book content? Does it bother you if there is profanity, sexual content, violence or something else in a book? If you don't care, does it bother you, if there is NO profanity etc in a book

    I don't care if there's that content in it, if it makes sense to the book, ya know? Sadly, it's a reality, whether it's my reality or not. And to fully depict real life for some, you need it. Now, if there's no point...then take it out! ;-)

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  90. I do care about book content. I prefer to read books without too much profanity or sexual content in them .. violence doesn't seem to stand out to me as much, but maybe that's because I don't really read a lot of book that have gore in the plotline. I don't want to read a boring book, but I also don't want to read a book that makes me feel dirty.

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  91. I prefer books with as little sexual content as possible, as usually it adds nothing to the book's plot. I don't get bothered by violence or swearing though, although I'd rather do without them too.

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  92. I don't really care either way. I know some people love sex and profanity in their books. I guess whatever is relevant to the story!

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  93. I guess it depends to what extent is in the story. For example, I don't mind a little profanity but when every other word is a swear then, well, that's more than a little annoying :)

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  94. It can have as much profanity or coarse and vulgar topics as needed. But when I feel that it detracts or doesn't add anything to the overall storyline of the book I don't like it.

    And of course I don't 'miss' it if there's nothing like that included it just depends on the story and style.

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  95. Book content doesn't matter as much as the quality of the writing in a book does, and how well it leaves an emotional impact and/or lasting impression/s. Any content can make a good book if it's written well.

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  96. Book content doesn't matter to me. Whatever is in the book, I am ok with since I am the one who chose that book to read.
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