I was thinking today about the feeling of wonder that appears when reading an amazing story and the sadness that fills you when the story is over. Then I was thinking about how you then turn around and recommend that story to friends and family, and the tiny feeling of jealousy that manifests as they get to read the story for the first time. I both love and hate the feeling of having finished an amazing story. The feeling of sadness and almost emptiness that follows and how it sometimes lasts for even weeks after you flipped the last page. It is amazing to think that written words on a page have the ability to draw you in to the story and lives of the characters and places within. There really is magic within stories.
A few books that made me sad to have finished reading:
The Historian By: Elizabeth Kostova
The Death Gate Cycle By: Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Harry Potter By: J.K. Rowling
Which books have left you feeling sad that you finished them?