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Has anyone else cried when reading a book? Or am I a freak? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> (Well, I am anyway...)<br><br><br><br>
There have been a few books that have made me cry, I can't remember them off the top of my head because it was a while ago that any book made me cry... but that saddest movie scenes thread reminded me.<br><br><br><br>
So? Can books make you cry?
 

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"The Last Herald Mage" Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey is a guaranteed tearjerker, but I love the books and have read them many, many times.
 

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The very end of Cleveland Amory's trilogy about his cat, Polar Bear. (He was a real cat, so of course he couldn't live forever.)
 

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Tolkien's <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> is my biggest tear jerker......<br><br>
when Frodo and Bilbo sail into the West, when Eowyn and Faramir talk in the Houses of Healing, many of the battles (Helm's Deep; the Rohirrim arriving in Gondor and joining the battle; Aragorn arriving by ship and meeting Eomer; Theoden's fall), the fall of Sauron and the celebrations after it. And many smaller parts, such as Elrond and Arwen parting.<br><br>
You could say that I'm pretty much in constant tears for much of books 5 and 6.<br><br><br><br>
Thorin's passing in <i>The Hobbit</i>.<br><br><br><br>
Some of the most profound parts of the <i>2001/2010/2061/3001 Space Odyssey</i> quadrilogy (Arthur C. Clarke).<br><br><br><br>
Nicole's death in Clarke's <i>Rama Revealed</i> (book 4 in the Rama series).<br><br><br><br>
Mr. Knightley's proposal to Emma in Jane Austen's <i>Emma</i>.<br><br><br><br>
There are others, but these are books I read over and over and so stand out more (especially TLOTR).
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by mushroom</i><br><br><b>often. Where the Red Fern Grows when I was 12...</b></div>
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Me too!! That is the book equivalent of Old Yeller! Of course, now that I am older, and more animal friendly, I cry for all those poor little racoons too.<br><br><br><br>
Another book from my childhood that makes me cry is called The Return. It's about Ethiopian jews and Operation Moses as told by one young girl.<br><br><br><br>
Kurmudgeon, LoTR gets me in so many places too. I remember when I first read it, after Gandalf's "death", oh man I was a wreck.<br><br><br><br>
Next of Kin by Roger Fouts is a real heartbreaker, especially since it's all true. When he recounts Washoe's reaction when he told her that her babies died <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I turn into a big blubbery mess.
 

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Me=Dork.<br><br><br><br>
Let's See... Where the Red Fern Grows, Jane Eyre, the entire second half of Love Story (the darn book was getting soggy...)
 

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SilverC, I started reading Where the Red Fern grows to my own children and they were so horrified, I stopped reading after a couple of racoons were killed...
 

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You're kids are smarter than I was. Back then, I didn't really even think about the raccoons, I actually rooted for the kid during the hunting competition. And I cheered when he killed the cougar. Man, I was dense!<br><br><br><br>
I deserve a sound trouting (with a rubber trout of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> )<br><br><br><br>
Oh, and at the end, when they leave Sammy the cat behind, that's awful too!<br><br><br><br>
Bad bad book!
 

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Kurmudgeon -- The Lord of the Rings is the biggest tear jerker for me, too! And it doesn't matter *how* many times I've read it.<br><br><br><br>
Other books that have made me cry: Hurston's _Their Eyes Were Watching God_, Anderson's _Speak_ (though I was very emotional the day I read that, so that might have helped...) C.S. Lewis' _The Last Battle_.<br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Mskedi</i><br><br><b>Kurmudgeon -- The Lord of the Rings is the biggest tear jerker for me, too! And it doesn't matter *how* many times I've read it.</b></div>
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Same here.... I just grabbed book 5 to read some of my tear-jerking passages (particularly the end of "The Ride of the Rohirrim") and that got me going.<br><br><br><br>
I bought the 7 book millennium edition with the CD of Tolkien reading parts of TLOTR, and that is one of the parts Tolkien reads (and hearing it gets me going too).
 

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Ooh... I'm jealous. I know I've heard Tolkein read snippets, but it was a while back.<br><br>
My dad read LOTR to my brother and me when we were young -- they are actually the first books I remember, along with The Chronicles of Narnia which my dad also read to us. My dad's an actor and his voice for Gollum far surpasses any movie, cartoon or radio version I've heard (granted, I'm biased). Does Tolkein do any reading of his bits?<br><br><br><br>
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Our teacher read that to us when we were in the 6th grade. Everyone cried. I read it a couple more times after that. It still made me cry. And I don't even remember the story, but The Secret of NIMH made me cry. I didn't cry during the first two lord of the rings (going to start the third part), but I was disturbed by the various bad things that may or may not have happened.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Mskedi</i><br><br><b>Ooh... I'm jealous. I know I've heard Tolkein read snippets, but it was a while back.<br><br>
My dad read LOTR to my brother and me when we were young -- they are actually the first books I remember, along with The Chronicles of Narnia which my dad also read to us. My dad's an actor and his voice for Gollum far surpasses any movie, cartoon or radio version I've heard (granted, I'm biased). Does Tolkein do any reading of his bits?<br><br><br><br>
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Yeah he does read as Gollum (also does in some recordings of parts of The Hobbit).<br><br><br><br>
I love the Narnia series, and have just started reading Lewis' "Space" trilogy skylark (from here) mentioned in VB chat.
 

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I always cry when I read a good book. One such book was The Devil on Horseback. I can remember getting so wrapped up in that book that I almost forgot to go to bed one night! I even cry when I read about Jesus' impalement in the Bible. Just means we are all emotional creatures, which I think is a good thing.
 

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I remember, I cried in Watership Down first few times I read it, also Shardik which is also by Richard Adams. I don't think I cried in LOTR at all... oooh, in the Dragonlance trilogy, when a certain main character is killed... there are heaps more, but can't remember many...
 

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Let me see, I cried at some point in almost all of the Bronte sisters books. Those are about the only ones I can remember specifically. There are just so many I've shed tears over and even more articles that I've also cried over. I'm sappy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Where the Red Fern Grows got me absolutely sobbing.. And then there's Ruffian: Burning from the Start (true story about a racehorse).. I'm with Ceryna on the Herald Mage triology .. I just recently finished rereading the first book of it, there;s so many points in it that get me crying. And also I cried a bit at the end of The Black Gryphon by Lackey as well. I'm sure there's some other books.. I can't think of them at the moment though.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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Yes, I have cried over books. The ones that come to mind right now: "message in a bottle," "Charlotte's Web," and "Where the red Fern grows."
 
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