Ben asks, "Why do women read books that make them cry? Does it make y'all feel better?"
I don't know the answer to that. Why do I read books that make me cry? I don't know that I purposely do it. I don't think that I set out to find a book that will make me cry; but if I think that it will, I don't avoid it either.
I was in need of a good read tonight. I just wanted a book that would "take me away" for a little bit. So I go into Bailey's room and ask her if she has a book. She gives me Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks. Now, any sane girl knows that a Nicholas Sparks book is going to make you cry because someone always dies! But that didn't even cross my mind...honest!
I get the book and in two hours, I am finished with it, bawling my eyes out! It's that book that creates a constriction in your chest because you actually "feel" what is happening. The characters are just real people capturing a moment in time.
So I brought the book back to Bailey to put on her bookshelf. I walk out of her room still crying, but somehow I do feel a bit better about things. Hmmmm.....Maybe that IS the answer to Ben's question. Weird, huh?