Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Please Take These Polls about Book Content

As you all know, I review both Christian fiction and general market fiction. This creates a dilemma for me, because I know that my readers also read a mix or one or the other exclusively.

I want to know your thoughts on how you'd like these books presented. Do you want me to mention each book that is Christian fiction and each general market book that may have explicit sex or language? Tell me, because this has been a major conflict for me for awhile!



8 comments:

Bookish Ruth said...

I didn't check Foul Language in the second poll, because I can deal with a little of it as long as it's not extreme. If it's practically every other word, I like to know so I can steer clear.

Callista said...

It's not letting me vote :(

wordlily said...

Would naming the publishing company be practically the same as stating whether a book is Christian Fiction or not?

avisannschild said...

This is a great idea, Amy! I'll be curious to see what you decide to do.

Toni said...

I am not too sensitive one way or another. I can get the gist of it from the review. If I get surprised with a little lesson in faith or oo la la la.. then I am okay. :) I think I would like to know if there were any "slasher, horror" parts in the books... but I believe I can discern that from the title and description.

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

Hi Amy,

I can usually figure out if it's Christian fiction or not, but that's because I'm familiar with many of the publishers. I can handle a bit of mild language in general market reads, but NO explicit sex or mocking of Christianity :).

Lindsey said...

I would like to know about explicit sex or mocking of Christianity, too... this is something I had thought about, you know. I was wondering if I should even bother reviewing the book I'm reading right now (not The Shape of Mercy anymore) because I wasn't sure if I would even finish it because of the content. So to explain why I didn't finish it or just keep on going through it? lol

Thanks for putting thought into this! :-)

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Great questions Amy!

:) Wendi

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