Falling apart with a book…

by Maryse on January 24, 2016 · 21 comments

in My Book Reviews

When you hit the sad part in the book. No. The devastating part. And you want to cry, but you know you have so much to do before letting it go.

So you put the book away until it’s time to properly fall apart with it.

I’m here now.

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Kristi January 24, 2016 at 9:25 PM

What are you reading?

Maryse January 24, 2016 at 9:31 PM

I’m on the third book. This (to me) is a 5 star series. You can probably even read the 3rd as a standalone, but to live the first two books with them makes #3 incredibly real. Actually #3 is real all in itself: http://www.maryse.net/reading-order-guide/suanne-laqueur-the-fish-tales-series-reading-order.html

This has been an incredible, eloquent, ugly, and beautiful journey.

Kristi January 24, 2016 at 9:57 PM

Ah, the first two are on my tbr list just haven’t gotten to them yet.

Lisa S January 24, 2016 at 10:02 PM

And I know exactly which part you are at….cried like a babbbbbby, wahhhhhh!! But so good and SO worth it ;-)

Theresa January 24, 2016 at 10:32 PM

Suanne Lacquer’s writing is beyond words. The story and how it plays out on so many levels is brilliant. Unlike anything I have ever read.
Maryse, I bet I know which part you are crying over.

Maryse January 25, 2016 at 12:33 AM

That was absolutely the part. What a magnificent, painful, beautiful, enlightening journey this trilogy was.

Exactly why I read….


Reyna Mass January 25, 2016 at 8:21 AM

I agree about the Fish tales series. I just bought the third one and am about to read, but the first 2 had me crying and feeling so much for these characters. I swear I felt like I was there with them. This series is at the top of my favorites list. Definately need as box of kleenex very close when reading!

DG January 25, 2016 at 8:59 AM

I am curious now…is it a series that I will be a blubbering mess 90% of the time??? I can only handle so much angst and sadness…..*checking cabinet for bulk purchase of Kleenex tissues*

Finished Sketch over the weekend…was kinda leary of it. I feel that punch too much on second go rounds…the one that leaves that hollow feeling in the pit of my stomach. Completely threw me for the first 4 or more chapters…could not get a handle on the h. Had no clue who I was suppose to be cheering for! *shaking head in frustration*. Light easy read otherwise with minimal angst after the first chapter or so….

Cheryl January 25, 2016 at 9:24 AM

Maryse, I agree, what a journey. It was the perfect ending to a beautifully written series; although, I have to say for me, book 3 started a little slowly, but boy did it pick up. :)

Sadie January 25, 2016 at 9:52 AM

So glad you loved it, Maryse! I (clearly) still haven’t moved on.

DG – No, you won’t be a blubbering mess throughout the whole series. There are highs and lows and the characters are so well developed you feel like they are real people so your attachment and “feels” are stronger.

Maryse January 25, 2016 at 9:57 AM

Cheryl… agreed…. I’d say the 40-60% mark was slow for me (when he was discovering his family and ancestors) although it sure proved to have value.

Christine January 25, 2016 at 10:05 AM

If you are reading “Here to Stay . . . I just got there too. I’m a mess but I love these books

Sadie January 25, 2016 at 10:07 AM

Maryse, I said the same thing. In retrospect the initial detail and pace made total sense since you are basically holding your breath from one point on.

Cristina January 25, 2016 at 10:13 AM

I’ve been there Maryse. I usually leave those moments for late at night, when I’m lying in my bed in the dark with only my kindle. I remember once I was sniffling and it woke my husband up. He looked over with a worried face and asked if I was ok. I said, “Yea, just a really sad part in a book.” He sarcastically said, “Really? A book? Seriously?” Like he couldn’t believe a book could make someone so emotional. My reaction in my oh so awesome snarkiness… I immediately stopped sniffling, looked over to him, brow furrowed and said, “Consider yourself lucky. My sensitivity is what keeps you around.” He “Hmmphed” and rolled over. I chuckled and then so did he. That’s what happens when you’ve been married for 16 years. LOL! All things aside, I need to check out this series!

Lisa S January 25, 2016 at 11:24 AM

Lol, Cristina. Love the hubby story. I’m such a coward….I can never seem to cry in front of hubby, or anyone really, unless it’s real life and it just slips out.

Maryse- I think you may need a new link for “What to Read after the Fish series.” I still feel like I’m just walking[reading] through my days with such aloofness. I just want to find THAT book to make me get lost in the experience again!!

Maryse January 25, 2016 at 12:48 PM

Christine, that was exactly the book. :)

*hugs Christine* <— she needs it.

Maryse January 25, 2016 at 12:49 PM

LOL Cristina!!!!

Us book-lovers get each other. Sure it may be fiction, but while we’re reading… it’s our reality.

Maryse January 25, 2016 at 12:50 PM

LisaS GREAT idea….

What could we choose for the list? The Bronze Horseman (even though the story is not similar), the epicness and feel is.

What else…?

Grey January 25, 2016 at 5:51 PM

I had been waiting for this trilogy to be complete before I started it!

And yes, we all know this happens, gah, I have been known to swear at my kindle, throw said kindle, drool on my kindle, cry on the kindle… this poor thing get such abuse, I swear! LOL!

I can’t wait to read it… knowing it is going to tear my heart out scares me a little… but knowledge is power and knowing that, I will be prepared with Puffs plus, Manny and 2 bottles of Moscato in the blankie fort!

Amy January 25, 2016 at 8:21 PM

How about when you decide to read in public, which seems harmless enough until you get blindsided and end up trying to hide your face so no one sees you crying. And even when you set it aside until you can finish it and fall apart in private, you still have the watery eyes and runny nose. And people start asking you if you’re okay. And they just don’t get how REAL these characters are to you.

That was me with Edge of Never. ;)

Lisa S January 25, 2016 at 9:27 PM

Maryse- Gosh, I wish I knew as many that touched me like this series did. I mean, if EVER (Oh know, here come the waterworks again…no, no, no!!). Okay, I’m back ;-) Let’s think….Badger was on a whole different level but the emotions between the two leading characters definitely had me THERE. The Deal, Shatter Me Series, and the Tristan and Danika series. Those are the ones that have stayed with me in the last 6 months when I started doing some serious reading, again. A little background, I’ve been uh-bsessed with your blog since having read Fifty Shades about 5 years ago (Isn’t that how we all started, lol? It’s like the gateway drug into the darker reads). I took a 2 year hiatus when I had my daughter and I’m even more addicted now then I was then, having read 40+ books since October (wow, addict much….no wonder I don’t get much else done these days!) Any who, can’t wait to read more and find that researching my next book is just as exhilarating—I’m talking about rub-your-hands-together in anticipatory fun—as reading.

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