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