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LET’S TALK: Big Fat Tears While Reading

I am a very emotional person when I read.

A character reminisces their past, this is me:

A dog dies, this is me:

A character dies, this is me:

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As you can see, I’m an emotional rollercoaster when I read.

But I’m always wondering why there are people out there who just can’t cry when they read. It isn’t fair to call them heartless since I wholeheartedly believe that they care about the characters as much as I do but the curiosity is still out there.

When we read, we are literally in the mind of the characters. We’ve invested so much of ourselves into the book. And if it’s a series, then there is so much more emotional investment. And that stuff is FRAGILE. Well, much more fragile for a highly emotional reader like moi.

We remember those heartbreaking times when…….
(WARNING: SPOILERS FOR DIVERGENT + TFIOS)
…….Augustus Waters broke our hearts with his tragic death when he should not have died. And when Tris Prior’s death not only left us shocked but broken. VERY, VERY BROKEN.

In conclusion, we can see how precious they are to us. So precious that we even have Tumblr tributes to them despite their fictitious elements. But who cares if they’re not real. We’re all waiting for our Augustus Waters, Will Herondale and Percy Jackson. And for the guys out there: your Tris Prior, Tessa Gray and Hazel Grace.

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Okay, discussion posts are not forte but I’m working on it.

So, ARE YOU AN EMOTIONAL READER?

DO YOU CRY LIKE A DEMENTED HORMONAL TEENAGER LIKE ME WHEN CHARACTERS DIE?

WHO ARE THE CHARACTERS WHO HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE IN YOUR HEART?

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13 thoughts on “LET’S TALK: Big Fat Tears While Reading

  1. I guess I’m sort of an emotional reader. I rarely ever cry–in fact, the only book that has ever made me cry is All the Bright Places, and that’s because it hit some nerves. That said, I do feel something for the characters–I’m just not the type to express it outwardly. I also think it has to do with your personality.

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  2. I think people just react differently to emotions. One of my friends never cries when she first reads something, but when she does her ‘daily processing’ (that’s what she calls her nighttime journaling, isn’t that cute?) she will cry her eyes out. I have another friend who just never cries, but when you listen to how she talks about the character, you can feel that she is hurting just as much as the readers who are crying their eyes out.

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  3. I’m only a very occasional cryer. I feel like the more I invested in the books (yes plural) and characters and world the more emotional I’ll get because Harry Potter 6&7 are some of the only times I’ve cried in books. Breaking the series rule, I also cried in Bridge to Terabithia and Charlotte’s Web (but I was a lot younger then). Very interesting discussion, it’s a mystery 😉

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  4. This is an interesting topic because I don’t cry while reading books. I’ll laugh, I’ll get super angry, frustrated, horrified, even grinning like an idiot when something cute happens, but the minute something sad happens, POOF no emotion. I wonder if it’s because that’s my coping mechanism… *shrugs*

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  5. Um, I am the biggest crier in ALL the land. You and I could just sit together and read and fill pools with our tears 😉 And I will cry over basically anything. Someone was being mean? Crying. Someone realizes they were being mean and stops? Crying. Someone apologizes and they hug? Ugly crying. And deaths!? Nope. I SOB. Sometimes for awhile. It’s a problem hahh. I LOVE this post, because yeah, I am right there with you!

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