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22 May 2019, 10:14 am

A few have made me cry, but it’s been a long time since one has.

My advice to pregnant or new moms is: don’t read a book in which a baby dies. Just...don’t!



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22 May 2019, 10:22 am

I don't want to read anything where a baby dies....and I can never get pregnant.....

A few books have evoked the waterworks.....



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22 May 2019, 10:25 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
I don't want to read anything where a baby dies....and I can never get pregnant.....

A few books have evoked the waterworks.....


It’s always sad when a baby dies in a book, but it’s not usually to the point where one is sobbing uncontrollably.

It’s a sweet memory, though.



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22 May 2019, 10:39 am

The Faithful Elephants, Yukio Tsuchiya

Possession, AS Byatt



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22 May 2019, 11:05 am

Twilightprincess wrote:
Has A Book Ever Made You Cry?
Only when a teacher hit me in the head with one.


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22 May 2019, 11:06 am

Fnord wrote:
Twilightprincess wrote:
Has A Book Ever Made You Cry?
Only when a teacher hit me in the head with one.


I was waiting for a response like this! I don’t think I’ve ever been literally hit with a book.



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22 May 2019, 11:08 am

Twilightprincess wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Twilightprincess wrote:
Has A Book Ever Made You Cry?
Only when a teacher hit me in the head with one.
I was waiting for a response like this! I don’t think I’ve ever been literally hit with a book.
Meh. It wasn't so bad. It got me out of school for a week.

It got him out of school for ... ever!

:twisted:


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22 May 2019, 11:09 am

Fnord wrote:
Twilightprincess wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Twilightprincess wrote:
Has A Book Ever Made You Cry?
Only when a teacher hit me in the head with one.
I was waiting for a response like this! I don’t think I’ve ever been literally hit with a book.
Meh. It wasn't so bad. It got me out of school for a week.

It got him out of school for ... ever!

:twisted:


Good!



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22 May 2019, 4:49 pm

Yeah. Shortly after my friend committed suicide two years ago, I purchased her first novel, a murder mystery that took place in the Great Smoky Mountains. The beginning of the book was eerie because the search for the victim took place in the same area of the park where they found my friend's body. I just broke down and quit reading. I didn't continue reading it for two years.


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22 May 2019, 4:51 pm

VegetableMan wrote:
Yeah. Shortly after my friend committed suicide two years ago, I purchased her first novel, a murder mystery that took place in the Great Smoky Mountains. The beginning of the book was eerie because the search for the victim took place in the same area of the park where they found my friend's body. I just broke down and quit reading. I didn't continue reading it for two years.


Wow! That must’ve been really traumatic. I can’t even imagine it.



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22 May 2019, 5:02 pm

Twilightprincess wrote:
VegetableMan wrote:
Yeah. Shortly after my friend committed suicide two years ago, I purchased her first novel, a murder mystery that took place in the Great Smoky Mountains. The beginning of the book was eerie because the search for the victim took place in the same area of the park where they found my friend's body. I just broke down and quit reading. I didn't continue reading it for two years.


Wow! That must’ve been really traumatic. I can’t even imagine it.


It was. Also, it happened at a time when I was already going through a lot of other bad crap.


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23 May 2019, 12:28 am

I cried like a baby last time I read the ending of Mill On the Floss by George Elliot. I tear up or get weepy with all kinds of books, though, in places you'd never expect.



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23 May 2019, 8:15 am

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I cried like a baby last time I read the ending of Mill On the Floss by George Elliot. I tear up or get weepy with all kinds of books, though, in places you'd never expect.


:heart: Kindred Spirit :heart:

Also, Great Expectations.



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23 May 2019, 8:44 am

IsabellaLinton wrote:
Redxk wrote:
I cried like a baby last time I read the ending of Mill On the Floss by George Elliot. I tear up or get weepy with all kinds of books, though, in places you'd never expect.


:heart: Kindred Spirit :heart:

Indeed!

Also, Great Expectations.



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23 May 2019, 1:48 pm

Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

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Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes



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23 May 2019, 1:58 pm

Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

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Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes