Post by danithebookworm on Apr 13, 2007 23:45:06 GMT -5
I have lost count, I just get so attached to the books I read and then usually when I'm nearlly finished I get so upset because I know I have to leave the characters I've come to know and the place I've been involved in for however long. I cried twice in the Kite Runner. Many more, but what about you guys?
Normally, I don't cry over books, but last summer I read "Looking for Alaska" by John Green which made me cry like a 3 year old. It was just so sad and I had become really attached to the characters and didn't want them to suffer so much.
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With me, that definitely has to be "Tuesdays with Morrie". You know how the book ends, but it's just so incredibly sad and he's such a great guy and so wonderful inspiring for myself. The crying didn't start at the end, it developed as the book continued. I've cried over several books, but never like that.
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Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
I am throwing off the carelessness of youth to listen to an inconvenient truth That I need to move I need to wake up I need to change I need to shake up I need to speak out Something's got to break up I've been asleep And I need to wake up now.
A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers That Anne book where her son Walter dies in war, can't remember the title of the book, but I remember crying like a baby. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
and just like the rest of you, probably many many more...
Last read: Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank Reading now:Naked Lunch by William Burroughs Next read: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
I cried during Kite Runner and The Time Traveler's Wife. Also, I think I cried at the end, or at some parts during, the Diary of Anne Frank and likewise with Zlata's Diary. Sometimes I cry because bad/sad stuff happens, but sometimes I cry because I'm so angry that stuff happens (which is ridiculous if it's fiction because I know it's not true). Cried when Serius died in HP5, but not when Dumbledore died in HP6 (my sister ruined it before I started reading so I might have if I hadn't known it was coming). Forgotten Fire made me cry as well as Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (when her cousin gets stung by the bee)...she was heartbroken. And when I cry with these books, it's not a lot like some movies can make me. Just a little because I care about fictional people lol
This is a great idea for a thread
Last Read: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Currently Reading: Inferno by Dan Brown
TBR (tentative): Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig
RBC: Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
I haven't cried for Dumbledore's death too because I have heard about that before starting the book. I've cried with Little Women (when Beth dies) and with "Se questo è un uomo" (means "If this is a man")by Primo Levi. I've never cried during a movie, but with books is different...don't know exactly why.
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