Limits on Reading

I visited a different chapter of RWA this weekend and had a great time. I met a lot of nice people and fellow writers, but only one showed real interest in my work. That’s not something I worry about because I know that different people have different limits to what they will read.

We also have different levels of limits.

  • Hard limit: something you have no desire of ever reading
  • Soft limit: something you prefer not to read but will tolerate if the story is intriguing enough
  • No limit: the things you will read no questions asked

I thought I’d share my limits with you and see how they compare to yours:

  • Hard limit: pedophilia, blood play, necrophilia
  • Soft Limit: Rape, Scat play, water play, needle play, I can’t think of any others
  • No Limit: everything that’s left

NOTE: I am talking about reading here. This is NOT a list of my sexual preferences. Also, I reserve the right to change these any time I want.

What are your limits? Don’t worry, I won’t judge you. From prudes to pervs, I love you all.

About Falyn Donaldson

Author and Naughty-minded girl
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3 Responses to Limits on Reading

  1. Limits? I have a very low threshold for poor writing, regardless of subject matter, but I do have a very sensitive gag reflex. Some words/purple prose trigger it.

  2. I don’t know. I was reading some pretty hard core stuff back in my teens. Hiding it under the bed, that sort of stuff. And believe me some of the 60s porn I found hidden in a closet was pretty bad. Mostly written by men. So really I have no actually sexual limit. Anne Rice and her Beauty series was pretty tame compared to some of that.

    When you get around to why I don’t read as much as I used to, it becomes a too little time for bad writing issue. Or I have read one too many vampire or pirate book to ever want to read another one. Flip genres and it’s crime solving pets. Just too much overkill will do it every time.

  3. Julia, unfortunately we don’t always know ahead of time that the book was written poorly. But this is something I hate as well. Some make me wonder what the publisher was thinking.

    Mercy, burnout on certain themes also effects my reading preferences, but normally if I take a break from it, I’ll eventually return and try it again.

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