There are many great discussion memes on a Thursday and so I thought that instead of doing them in seperate posts I would just make one.
Thursday Thoughts is an original, weekly conversational post hosted @ Ok, Let's Read
If you know a book is sad does it make you want to read it, deter you from reading it or not effect you at all? Do you enjoy sad books? Are you someone who cries easily at books? What books have you read that made you cry?
I don't stay away from a book because it is likely to make me cry and I don't pick them for it either. I enjoy books for their stories and/or characters and if they happen to make me cry, then thats fine by me.
I am the type of person who doesn't easily cry in real life situations and I tend to keep my emotions in check, therefore I like that books (and TV/movies) can make me cry because we all need a good cry every now and then - it's healthy.
I think I have cried while reading all of the last few books I have read this month. The thing I think is strange though, is that I didn't cry while I read The Fault in Our Stars, even though I know that it is actually considered a sad book. Maybe I read it too soon after my mum died (of cancer), maybe I was too numb to it at the time, I am fairly certain I will cry should I re-read it.
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly discussion meme about (mostly) books and reading
THE PRICE OF
Does the price of a book affect your decision about buying it? Do you wait for cheaper editions of the book you want?
I almost always wait for the cheaper paperback editions of books, even though in the UK most paperbacks are only £6.99 or £7.99, to me that is a lot. Hardbacks are even more, and I just don't have that kind of money to spend. Don't get me wrong, I think that books are worth the money because I know that a lot of work goes into them, I just can't justify spending more than £6 on one. Now, once I have a well paid job, then I don't think I will have a problem with buying many shiny, new hardbacks.
Thoughtful Thursday is a weekly bookish discussion post hosted @ Reading is Fun Again
DO YOU KEEP READ
What do you do with the books that you have read? Do you keep them? Donate them? Gift them? Return them to the library? Throw them away? Make them into arts & crafts projects? Has this changed during the years? Have you noticed a change in your perspective regarding read books?
Aside from being a book reader, I am also a book collector. I don't just like books for the stories they hold but also as physical objects. I love having shelves full of books - read or not. Now, if it is an ugly book that I know I will never read, then I will donate it. My perspective on this has not changed at all since I got my first book, even as a child I loved the feel of books, the smell and just knowing that they are mine. Of course, the content of books is the most important aspect and so, I love knowing that I can always fall into a story anytime I want. The benefit of having a lot of books is that I have plenty of choice of what I want to read and to read them whenever I want.
What about you - do you like sad books, cheap books and keeping books?