Jul 10, 2014

Thoughts on Thursday #2: Books and Emotions

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Thoughts on Thursday is a weekly meme hosted here at, Little Bookworm Reviews. 

So I was planning to write a post on hard copies vs e-books, but then the amazing Asti from Oh the Books! Book Blog commented saying that she wanted to know how I felt about emotions and crying with books. I was all like "That is perfect and brilliant, just like Asti!"

When I think emotions, I think tears and crying. I'm just going to come right out and say that I am not big on crying. I hate crying, I hate the tears, the snot, the blotchy, puffy face you get afterwards. I hate everything about crying. The one thing that will get me crying every time is my mother yelling at me. I honestly just argue it out with my dad and siblings, but she gets to me. (I'm 16--don't judge.)

I hardly ever cry during movies and if I do its just a couple of tears, I've never sobbed during a movie...then again, I haven't seen The Fault In Our Stars yet so that could change. I have NEVER sobbed while reading a book. I get emotionally frustrated, pissed off, and upset but never have I cried during a book. The only exception is  The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay. That book nearly killed me, I'm literally afraid of picking it back up again because I don't want to cry.
The Sea of Tranquility

I have gotten really emotional throughout books. I've definitely had a couple of books put a boulder sized about of sadness over my chest but they haven't made me cry. 

The biggest and strongest emotion that I feel a lot while reading a book would have to be complete and utter horror. Not horror because of disgust--no, horror because of something that happened that I didn't want to happen and it was messing with how I wanted things to turn out. Yes, I'm talking about the ending of Richelle Mead's The Fiery Heart. You should definitely read the book to find out what I am talking about. The Fiery Heart tore me apart. I couldn't figure out whether I wanted to yell, punch a wall, force myself to cry, or kill myself. Yeah...the end is just that devastating. That wasn't the first time that has happened to me either. A lot of great books will do that to me and I will want to throw myself out a window. 

My favorite emotions will have to be when I'm so happy that my mother and sister are afraid of me. Sometimes I just hug the book around for the rest of the day or I'll be giggling uncontrollably for about five minutes because I am so happy. This happens a lot when I read YA romantic contemporaries. It's a great feeling knowing that your face hurts from smiling because of some made up characters.

I have to say, no matter how crazy a book may be I never get as strong of emotions than when I'm reading a book. Sometimes I just want to lie in bed and just cry a little and it's because of a book, or I'll be the nicest and happiest person around because of a sentence I read between two characters. Books really are what can sometimes break or make my day. Some people say I'm crazy because of that but I'm proud of it. :D

I know this post totally made me seem crazy and delusional but I swear I'm sane (except for when I'm reading) and I make a good friend. Thanks once again to the amazing Asti for the great post idea! 

What are your emotions like when reading?
What should I talk about next Thursday?
Let me know in the comments!


  1. Aw, I feel so special that you used my idea! Thanks :)

    Ooh you don't ever cry when reading books? I do! I have a handful of books that have definitely brought tears. I try to be brave and suck it up but usually at least one tear strolls down my cheek. I haven't read The Sea of Tranquility though! Is it bad to admit the fact that it made you cry makes me want to read it? haha. I like when books make me feel things!

    Of course, after that GIF every time I think of you reading a book I'm just going to imagine you throwing yourself out of a window, lol. I have to admit, the only emotion I usually have is the crying one. Frustration, giddiness, excitement, any other emotion? Not as much. I usually just read unemotionally or cry I guess. :P

    Anyways great post! Look forward to your next discussion :)

    1. Thank you for the great idea!

      I do highly recommend The Sea of Tranquility, but it is more of a New Adult book. This book definitely made me feel a lot and I know many other people loved it as well.

      At the rate I'm going at with all these emotions I might actually throw myself out a window, lol. I've been reading lighter contemporaries lately, well I think their light until they end up crushing me. :P

      Thanks so much :D