Thursday, February 20, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday (1) - The Last Book That Made Me Cry

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This is my very first Feature and Follow post!  After last month where I didn't really have much to say about the TTT topics, I've decided to add this meme on weeks when I'm not doing a TTT post (if I like the topic for this one).  I have really missed doing memes because quite honestly it's one of the best ways to meet people.  But I'm not going to force myself to do them if I don't have anything to say for the topic, so this is my way of compromising while still getting to meet new people.

On to the question - what was the last book that made me cry?  This one's a real winner, I'm sure many of you will agree:

The Book Thief


This book pretty much DESTROYED me!  I won't say much more on the subject, because I actually sort of reviewed it, but I have never ugly cried so hard in my life.  As I say in the review, I had to put the book down towards the end because I cried so hard I literally couldn't see the pages anymore!  I had a really, really intense reaction with the book that was wholly unexpected (I mean I knew it was sad, but I was NOT expecting such a visceral response).  I was a little late to the party on this one though, so I imagine most of your books are different.

So what was the last book that made you cry?  Leave me a link in the comments!  (No really, leave me a link or I won't be able to find your blog! Unless you have Disqus and have added the link to your blog in the profile)

39 comments:

  1. I might've had tears of boredom from The Book Thief, but I otherwise felt absolutely nothing. I wrote a very scathing review of it on my blog awhile ago, laying out all the reasons I hated it and found it massively overrated. I had to bite my tongue when everyone else was squeeing all over it by my YA Lit class. Books with massive hype tend to either do nothing for me, or I actively dislike them.

    My FFF post

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  2. It definitely dragged for a lot of the book (and it is a BIG book) which
    is a big part of why I was so surprised it made me cry so much. I mean
    it was like la la la and then BAM. Waterworks. Wholly unexpected on
    my part haha. I'm very much the same - I don't usually do well with
    hyped up books (Divergent most recently), so I've decided this year I am
    going to try and stay away from any and all reviews of books I haven't
    read (with a few exceptions. Because I am incapable of following the
    rules I set for myself haha)

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  3. Kimi @ Geeky ChiquitasFebruary 21, 2014 at 6:24 AM

    Oh THE BOOK THIEF! Really broke my heart too!

    new gfc follower :)

    My FF

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  4. This is one of my tear-jerker titles too, although I refrained from ugly-crying!!


    I love the look of your blog and your Douglas Adams quote :-)

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  5. I really need to read this book, like, ASAP! Haha

    New Bloglovin and GFC followers!

    My FF

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  6. I haven't read this yet, but I know I need to!

    Thanks for visiting my FFF!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  7. I've been putting this book off for a while now for whatever reason I have no idea. I guess I should read it soon.
    Thanks for stopping by and I'm following back via bloglovin.

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  8. I have yet to read this book but I do own it and should probably get to it sometime soon.
    New follower via GFC and Bloglovin :)
    Here is our FF!

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  9. The Book Thief is a perfect one! It was incredible and incredibly sad! I felt awful for all of the Jewish people :c

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  10. Thea 'Gizzimomo' WilsonFebruary 21, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Beautiful book, very heartbreaking!

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's
    Book Shelf

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  11. Thea 'Gizzimomo' WilsonFebruary 21, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    New GFC follower

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  12. I also enjoyed reading The Book Thief, but I must confess I didn't cry.
    New Bloglovin and GFC follower.

    Here's my FF: http://bookishfindings.blogspot.com/

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  13. aww I am a bit wry of reading this book but I really want to before I see the movie. Wonderful pick.
    I am a new Bloglovin and GFC follower :)
    My F&F

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  14. Great pick. I still need to read this one but I've heard its quite the read.


    new follower via gfc & bloglovin

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  15. Ooh I haven't read this book yet but I know i should! I wish I could have such strong reactions with books as you do, to be honest. Not being able to cry makes me feel like a robot or something lol! Thanks for stopping by! I followed back via GFC.

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  16. I feel the exact same way about memes. I only do them if I have something worthwhile to offer. However, I'm totally there with you on The Book Thief. I can kind of see where CarrieAnne is coming from because the book was a bit long and tedious but I loved it and this one definitely sparked an ugly cry for me! Great choice!

    You know I've been following you for a while, haha :)
    Amanda @ i solemnly swear

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  17. Yeah I'm so glad I didn't try and read this in public! i would have looked entirely insane haha.

    Thank you! Since I review mostly YA, most people don't seem to get the Adams reference haha it always makes me happy when someone does!

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  18. Woah a guy book blogger! You guys are like a mythical species as far as I can tell! I tried commenting back on your blog, but it seems to only accept Google + comments? (And long story short...I had stalker problems so I had to delete my + account and am not planning on opening it again). In any case thanks for stopping by! I'm a GFC follower on your blog, and if there IS a way to comment without a Google + profile let me know!

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  19. Yeah that's the reasoning I had when I finally sucked it up and read it haha. I don't do depressing stories very well...

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  20. I am totally the same - I've put this off for five years haha! I really, really procrastinate when it comes to depressing things. (It took me 10 years to watch Last of the Mohicans)

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  21. If you own it you should definitely read it! But when you're alone. With a box of tissues.

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  22. It really is! I was actually surprised that it really followed the Germans, which is not what I'm used to reading a WWII novel.

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  23. Yeah. I cry really easily, so I didn't stand a chance with this one haha

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  24. Yeah I was definitely wary as well - I don't do depressing books well haha. Of course as soon as I read it I decided I couldn't handle seeing the movie so :( no Geoffrey Rush for me

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  25. If you like tearjerkers, this should definitely be on the list haha

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  26. Maybe we should meld and create a reader who reacts in the middle haha!

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  27. I've been feeling pretty uninspired about blogging (mostly because I've been so crazy busy) so I figured adding unnecessary stress was not the way to go haha!



    Yeah I think that's why my response at the end came as such a surprise! There was such a slow build up and I definitely wasn't as absorbed in the book as I had expected to be (until I was and just hadn't noticed).

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  28. You told me you featured TBT on your blog today too when you visited my post, but I wanted to visit you anyway, just on principle. Because TBT was just so wonderful! :D Happy Friday! :D
    My FF

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  29. Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    I'm sorry. I'm not laughing because of your answer, I'm laughing because of your Blog title and tagline. What's with the fish?

    GFC & Bloglovin follower.

    Whatever You Can Still Betray

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  30. Still haven't read it. I've heard good things...just not sure. You're not the only one to mention it this week, though!

    My FF.

    New Bloglovin, Goodreads, and Twitter follower!

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  31. I'm so late to this party. I haven't cracked this one open yet, but it's definitely on my to-do list. I'll keep the tissues near-by!

    Thanks for following my blog. I've followed you on GFC and BlogLovin'. My FF!

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  32. It was - I'm glad I finally got around to reading it! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  33. They're actually Hitchhiker's Guide references, but I'm glad you found them entertainging haha!

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  34. Yeah I definitely put it off for a while because I procrastinate about things that I KNOW are sad (which is why I still haven't read TFIOS)

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  35. Definitely recommended haha. You might be like me and think you won't need them but you would be wrong haha

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  36. Nonono. You *must* read TFIOS--and not just because the movie is coming out. It's actually a seriously funny book.I was either sobbing, admittedly, or laughing hysterically--sometimes laughing so hard I cried. It was almost exhausting to enjoy a book that much...but I managed. ;) haha. You should definitely read it.

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  37. Ahahaha! It does help knowing it's funny too. I PROMISE I will read it! (But it took me 5 years to work up to the Book Thief, so I'm working on it. I'm betting it'll be in the next couple months though!)

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