Thursday Thoughts is a new feature that Ashley at Ok, Let's Read has created. It's basically a weekly discussion feature on certain topics. You may find more details and a list of future topics here.)
"Each week I will post a new, conversational post talking about a specific, book-related topic. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to join! The whole point of Thursday Thoughts is to hear different points of view and opinions, otherwise I would have just kept it for myself! All I ask is that you put a link to Ok, Let's Read somewhere on your post so that other's can join in if they would like. In addition to that, each week my post will have a Linky widget on the bottom so that we can all link up, read each other's posts and hopefully spark some quality conversation!"
This week's topic:
April 10: Sad Reads - If you know a book is sad does it make you want to read it, deter you from reading it or not effect you at all? Do you enjoy sad books? Are you someone who cries easily at books? What books have you read that made you cry?If you know a book is sad does it make you want to read it, deter you from reading it or not effect you at all?
Knowing that a book will make me sad makes me want to read it, but it also makes me reluctant to actually do so. I love sad books (because any book that makes me emotional is good in some way), but they're hard for me to start. So the book ends up sitting on my bookshelf/kindle for awhile while I gather up some courage to start it.
Books I'm still pushing off because I know they'll make me sad:
Are you someone who cries easily at books?
Oh yeah. I'm not much of a crier in general, but when it comes to books (and movies), I get really emotional. Mostly it's because I'm heartbroken over a character's death, but there are times when a break-up or some other scene just makes me really, really sad (this happened in Siege and Storm).
What books have you read that made you cry?
Here are a handful that I know that made me cry:
The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, and The Forest of Hands and Teeth probably made me cry the most. The Forest of Hands and Teeth is the least obvious tearjerker, but it was absolutely devastating. The Sweet Far Thing was also devastating, but I think it made me cry a little less.
Now it's your turn! How would you answer some of these questions?