I'm posting this out of pure curiousity as crying at books is something I generally don't do. I've certainly felt a little sad when reading different books and my old lodger would sob at books (my old 6ft, 20 something, male lodger no less). I could even tell what type of book would send him off and actively used to seek out and give him books that would make me cry - yes I freely admist this probably makes me mean. I used to work alongside the English department at work and they would often go to bits over different books but I assume it was the overly in touch with their emotion qualities that they had that made them do this.
To cut a long story short I want to know is it just me that doesn't cry at books. Am I emotionally dead inside? On the other hand what types of books is it that sends you off. To give you an idea I have given the following books to my old lodger and successfully made him cry with each one
Before I die - Jenny Downham
Life on a refrigdator door - Alice Kuipers
He also said that Harry Potter regularly got to him and another friend sobbed at the end of the Amber Spyglass.
So what do you think??
Reading some books make me cry. Well, every person has their own tolerancy levels when it comes to crying and such. I don't think it means that you're "dead inside". It's just that you have a higher tolerancy towards these kinds of things. Or, maybe you're not reading your books properly. :P
If you don't cry, it doesn't mean you're emotionally dead inside... I think it all depends of the moment when you're reading & how you'll connect with the characters.
For example: I know that most of the people (at least girls) have cried at Titanic, but when I watched it the first time, I didn't cry, but I did cry a few years later when I watched it again :) So, I think it depends of the person & the moment :)
I think the test of whether *any* book can make you cry is to read Love, Aubrey. I dare ya.
PS you are also famous as the boy who sleeps in my library.