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Thursday, March 28, 2013

FF--Most Emotional Scenes

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! 

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the po.st that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! 



Tell us about the most emotional scene you've ever read in a book - and how did you react?

Lots of epic, emotional scenes out there, but one that sticks out in my mind is from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I read it in the 10th grade and the way the teacher did it was interesting. She would have us read/discuss a few chapters, then not pick it up for several weeks or even months. She did that constantly so it took us all year to finish it. I know a lot of my classmates weren't a fan of this tactic, but I kind of liked it, only because the book covers several years and by taking all school year to read it, it kind of felt like we were keeping real time with the story.

Anyway, there's a scene where Lucy finds out her husband is going to be executed and she swoons. Carton catches her and carries her home. He obviously already knows what he's going to do, so when he lays Lucy down in her home, he puts his mouth close to her ear and whispers, "The life you love."

I remember my heart just melting when I read that. To make it more interesting, Lucy's young daughter enters and makes a comment about Carton being in love with her mother. Interesting that a child had that kind of insight. 

Anyway, I haven't read it since high school, but I still remember the story (especially that scene) and the impact it had on me.

How about you? What's the most emotional scene you've ever read?

20 comments:

  1. I remember reading A Tale of Two Cities in high school too Liesel. You're right that is a pretty intense scene. Have a great weekend :D

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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  2. I never did read these myself in school.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. They're pretty great! Thanks for stopping by, Jessica! :D

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  3. I've got A Tale of Two Cities in my shelf but yet to read it :(

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    Have a great weekend!

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    1. It's really a great book! Hope you like it when you get to it. :D Happy Friday!

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  4. This is one of those books that I should have read but never did. I'm not sure why we didn't read it in school, but I have a feeling I'll never get to this one. Thanks for visiting my FF. New follower on this blog.

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  5. I have this on my Kindle,but I didn't read it yet. To many books and to finish already.
    New follower via GFC
    My F&F

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    1. I know what you mean. So many books, so little time. :D Thanks for following. I followed you as well. Happy Friday! ;D

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  6. I've never actually read this book. It does sound like a very powerful scene though.
    Kristin @Book Sniffers Anonymous

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    1. It was! Thanks for stopping by, Kristin! :D Happy Friday!

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  7. Heya, I'm a new follower via GFC and networked blogs!!

    My blog is http://wsheam.blogspot.com/2013/03/feature-follow-29.html

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll follow you back. Happy Friday! ;D

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  8. New follower via GFC :)
    New follower :) Here's my very first F&F : Maria's Bookshelf - F&F #1

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  9. Hopping through. I had to read that book during Xmas break my sophomore year of high school. Of course I put it off until the last minute, so I don't think I ever properly appreciated it.
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  10. Oh such a great pick -- a classic!

    New follower via GFC! Thanks for stopping by my FF!

    Eva @ All Books Considered

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  11. Old GFC follower, new PB page liker. :)

    Here's my FF.
    Have a great day!

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  12. New GFC follower. It's been a long time since read any Dickens. :) Here's my FF ShirleyIsNotMyName

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