I've been slowly making my way through the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder for the past several months and I started another volume just today.
These books are part of a series and therefore follow along with a similar tone and theme. Each book deals with the hardships and the happiness of this hard working little pioneer family and there has probably been at least one scene per book that has made me at least a little emotional.
Now, this isn't uncommon for me, I'm an emotional person and I'm easily invested in the plight of others but there is a scene in this current volume I'm reading, The Long Winter, that had tears streaming down my cheeks.
I wasn't properly crying. When I cry, I normally sob. This was different. It was like my eyes just couldn't quite take the emotion of what they were reading and so they started to leak... I can't explain it. It wasn't even that impacting of a scene and everything worked out fine in the end but dammit, Laura Ingalls Wilder, you know how to manipulate my emotions! No wonder these books have stayed so popular for so long.