This question was asked a few classes back, sometime in October I believe. My answer to the question is no. I honestly have never cried while reading a book. I have however cried while watching a movie or sad video. Don’t get me wrong I have definitely gotten sad while reading a book, but never sad enough to shed a tear. On the other hand, sad movies turn me into a cry baby. I think I bawled my eyes out during the movie Lilo & Stitch. I think visuals are important in eliciting an emotional response. When reading a book, I can only imagine what the sad scene looks like. Actually seeing a sad scene on tv , makes me feel closer to the situation. I become invested in the characters emotions, because I feel as if I am right there with them. This might sound a little silly, but I love to watch movies and when I find a movie I like, I commit to the characters and their situations. I guess this is why I am more likely to cry when watching a movie than when reading a book. Thoughts?