Thoughts & Discussions: Book Hangovers



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We’ve all been there. Right? Okay, maybe not (liars) – but I definitely have. ^^’
This idea came to me after reading a hilarious article on Buzzfeed: 21 Signs You’re Suffering From A Book Hangover, and after I read an article on it by Cait at Notebook Sisters.

Buzzfeed highlighted some excellent points, as you can see:

  • Point 1: You’ve started to take your lingering feelings for the hero a little too seriously. 
    ALL. THE. FREAKING. TIME… Somebody save me from myself.
  • Point 2: And you realise that all your crushes are now based on peoples’ similarities to that fictional character.
    I’m still waiting for my Daemon, Jace, Haden, Ayden, Chaol/Dorian, Ryder, etc, etc, etc (the list goes on and on and freaking on). Yes, I know I have issues.
  • Point 3: You find yourself casually using the fake slang from the book in your real-life conversations.
    Not necessarily slang, but certainly phrases. After reading Throne of Glass books I’ve started saying “Gods“. Gods, uni is boring. Gods, I’m going to be late. Gods, I’m hungry. Gods, Gods, Gods. My friends are wondering what the heck is wrong with me… Gods, if you’d read the books you’d understand, okay? It’s not weird. It’s definitely kind of weird.
  • Point 11: You feel irrationally jealous of people who haven’t read the book yet.
    You don’t even know what kind of magical, beautiful adventure you have in store for you. You don’t even know.

After reading a really good book, I need to go into a healing process (and no, I’m not being overdramatic). To begin with I’ll obsess about it in every way possible – I’ll read everything I can about the book and then see what other bloggers think of it and so on. Then I try to find a book similar to it, either through Goodreads or Amazon, and keep trying until I either:
A. Find a similar book, which means my book hangover won’t be so bad (yay), or
B. Don’t find a similar book and become erratic for a few days until I can fathom reading another book

Some book hangovers are worse than others, so those aren’t as bad XD

Do you get book hangovers?
How do you get over them?

2 thoughts on “Thoughts & Discussions: Book Hangovers

  1. 🙂 Ah, book hangovers. For some reason, I get them really badly when I read read or re-read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. The first time I read it, I didn’t like it that much, and it sort of hung over my day, then the second time I became OBSESSED and started looking up reviews, fanart etc. and the third time, I became obsessed with Simon Snow and could read nothing else for days. I ended up scouring tumblr for the very little Simon fanart for my daily dose of happiness.

    And let’s not forget Throne of Glass, TMI, TID, The Hunger Games… I thought I was the only one who suffered from this problem! 😛

    • I know right, I had such a big book hangover after The Hunger Games, TMI and Throne of Glass! XD I had to obsess over every possible thing I could find – Deviantart, Tumblr, trailers, fan art, fan fiction, authors notes, book reviews, etc etc. Properly obsessed hahaha. It’s great to know I’m not alone! 😀

      I haven’t read Fangirl yet but I’ve heard so many good things about it, I think I’m going to get it on Audiobook!

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