because I cried…
I bawled during the last 100 pages of The Book. In real-life situations I am not really much of a cry-er but I can be quite emotional while reading and watching movies (yah, I always cry when I watch LOTR even though I know exactly how it will end!). I think I also internalized much of the drama of the Harry Potter story because I see my son in Harry’s stead and my daughter in Ginny and Hermione. When these characters are in danger I feel like one of my own is in danger. [Note: spoiler ahead] and when Mrs. Weasley comes out in defense of her daughter that was ME, I was fighting right there along with her!
Oddly enough, I don’t think anyone else in my family had quite the emotional reaction that I did. It was certainly exacerbated by sleep deprivation and the intensity of reading the whole thing in the space of a few hours. But I really FELT it.
What about you, do you ever get emotional about books and/or movies? If so, which ones?
Oh, and if you need a smile, you really should read this post from Lymphopo. Adorable!