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Booking Through Thursday – Sniffle

On this week’s Booking Through Thursday:

What was the most emotional read you have ever had?

The older I get, the more prone to tears when reading or watching movies. I am a sensitive person, but when I was younger, I didn’t really cry or feel emotional as easily as I do now when reading.

There have been a couple of emotional reads, but I can’t name in which I outright balled or became verklempt. Or maybe there was, I’ve blocked it out from my memory. I don’t really sob for books though.

In recent reads, I became a bit teary when reading Little Women. I tend to get emotional for children’s or young adult books: certain scenes in Harry Potter (“Always”), the end of His Dark Materials, Watership Down I think. I also find Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go seems to really touch me.

I do have a lot of feelings for books in general. The best ones are the ones you remember having any positive or deep feeling about. As people and especially as a woman, one remembers the emotions things illicit in us more than anything. I remember how evocative Anna Karenina or One Hundred Years of Solitude was when I read them.

What were your emotional reads?

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