Thursday, May 9, 2013

That Awkward Thursday (8) I Must be a Witch

That Awkward Thursday is a feature hosted by Wholly Books where it's not only okay but encouraged to share your awkward moments!

That awkward moment you realize you must be a cold hearted person...

A Note from the Host:

Before I begin my post for this week I would like to say a little something about this feature. The topics I choose are often open-ended and are very much open to interpretation. Just because I take the statement and use it in one in no way means that the way you approach the topic is wrong. The way I see the topic may not relate to you in any way and I completely understand that! Some of my topics are a little strange so please feel free to approach it in a way you see fit! This is one of the things that I love about this feature, you can take a topic and make it your own. 

Now, on to today's topic!

It's kind of ironic that I chose this topic to go right after the topic of crying over fictional characters. I went from caring too much about characters and crying over them to not caring enough about them to cry over them. Yeah, I'm an expert about being all over the place!

About a year ago I bought The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I had a ton of books on my TBR pile so I knew it would be a while before I read it. I ended up letting a co-worker of mine borrow it. The following is the text message I recieved upon her finishing it.

Just finished one of the world's MOST depressing books...thanks a lot. I spent the whole morning crying. 

Now, if you've read my review of The Fault in Our Stars you know that I did NOT cry, not a single tear. I then texted her and told her that clearly I was a cold hearted person because I did cry at all. 

Her: LOL. Why?

Me: I read The Fault in Our Stars and didn't shed a single tear.

Her: You have a cold, cold heart.

On top of that, I knew almost everyone that had read it, had cried. I mean The Fault in Our Stars is a book that is supposed to force you to show emotions. Yet, I did not. 

After I finished the book (and didn't cry) I began questioning what that said about me. Did the fact that I didn't cry reflect on my character? Or did I just not relate as strongly to the characters as others had? My initial reaction was it must be reflective of me. However, after some thought I decided that maybe it has more to do with the fact that I just didn't connect to the story or characters as much as others. Everyone has different tastes and opinions of different books so it makes sense that some people wouldn't find The Fault in Our Stars as sad as others. 

Have you ever felt like a witch with blogging or reading?

Let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I didn't join this week because I didn't even have a thought how to interpret this topic! I'm pretty sure there's been books for me where I've done the same as you, not connected with the characters so not bawled my eyes out haha.


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