I’m sure most of you agree with me, right? We don’t just read something and that’s it. What we read affects us in all kinds of ways. How many times did you cry while reading a book? How many times did you get angry, or excited?
The truth is that when I read, I am excited and passionate about my read. I want to keep reading, to solve the mystery, to catch the killer. Maybe because the books I usually read are like that. The only time I cried was while reading The Hunger Games trilogy. I don’t really know why, but reading about Katniss and her life, it brought tears to my eyes.
Lately though, a new feeling consumes me when I read. It’s because of the book I’m currently reading and that is The Shinning, by Stephen King. Well it’s a thriller and I it’s scary! The weird thing is that it actually affects me and I am not the person who easily gets scared. I watch thrillers but I had never read one. At least one like this.
I’m very surprised. Most of the books I read made me think about stories, building scenarios about the plot and make my mind spin. But this book makes me turn more lights on while I read, or sneak a peek behind my back.
I guess that’s King’s success. His words managed to make the reader’s skin crawl and his heart pound. And that’s pretty important.
So, how does a book affect you? Tell me about it.