Thursday, August 8, 2013

Cracking the Sads

I admit it, I'm an Offspring fan. Only recently I have to say. The last couple of seasons reeled me in and now I'm invested.


The last few episodes have wrung me out. Billie's spiral out of control and self destruction had my sympathy because it was so well written and well acted. I felt sorry for her despite her doing things that I absolutely can not agree with. I knew they had me then.

And then came last night...

I have a sick family, I was already worn out and a little emotional from puke clean up and general caring for all. And then they killed Patrick. Patrick who has just found such a good place with Nina and who is about to be a dad and ...

From the show

I know, it's just a show, but wow I cried. I admit it. And I fully expect to have a cry next week, because I feel so sad for Nina - this imaginary person I'm not sure I even like. And part of me hates them.

But a bigger part of me loves it. It's safe emotion. It's cathartic to cry for someone else even if they are all imaginary.

I'm like it with books too. I love a good cry. And I like to create one in my reader where appropriate.

Do you like to cry over books, tv, movies, or are you made of sterner stuff?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

On the phone

This isn't about those times my big sister needs to rant and I get stuck for hours but something a little more bookish. I am always stuck for a few minutes in the car at school pickup and swimming lessons and so on.

Usually I write, scraps of conversation and what not.

Or I play Angry Birds (it's a sad addiction).

But I finally got kindle app and read a whole book on my phone. It helped it was a lovely Sarah Mayberry (Her favourite Temptation) which made it super easy to read. Now, it isn't my fave way to read but it is perfect for those few minutes I can steal.

What about you, what do you read on?