« Read Across America Day: Who Would I Be Without Books? | Main | Book Note: Love Letters to the Dead »

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Comments

Vickie

I don't mind a sad book. I have 2 friends who don't like to read sad books- they say it depresses them. I don't mind a good cry at the end or during a book (or a movie- or an advertisement for greeting cards!).
I agree that books can help save someone- for example a teenager. Sometimes we do need to "wallow in someone else's sadness".

Elizabeth

This is so interesting to me as my reaction to sadness is to escape as fast as I can into something light. Now I'm going to be thinking of how that has played out in my life and why it is my reaction! I avoid YA books so regularly because the wallowing in sadness part doesn't draw me in. I honestly had never thought of it in this way before.

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo

October 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

Stats