Thoughts & Discussions: Book Hangovers

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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?

Thoughts & Discussions: Love Triangles

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LOVE TRIANGLES

I know, I know… I just need to talk about it, I really do. I love them. They’re awesome.
There, I’ve said it! Now queue angry-love-triangle-haters with pitchforks. 🙄

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What made me write about this today? Well, I’ll freaking tell you – I’ve been looking around for good paranormal/fantasy adult or new adult (I’m up to my eyeballs in YA) love triangle standalone’s or series and I can’t freaking find anything! I’ve been searching for hours and just when I think I’ve found a decent one I decide it’s not good enough. 😥 Maybe I’m being too picky because I’ve just finished reading the Fae Chronicles and feel like I need the next one to be equally awesome or I just can’t. I won’t. XD

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I’ve read on so many other blogs about people disliking love triangles so much… I mean, I do kind of understand why (kind of). But then I really don’t. Come on, a girl being lusted after by two guys? All that sexual tension and giddiness of deciding who you want her to end up with? How can you say no? HOW? Or is it just me…?

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Don’t get me wrong, I also love books without love triangles – but I’d choose a love triangle book over one without any day – hands down. 😛 I know, they can go very wrong and characters can turn transparent, or the endings are similar and sure, it’s hard to find a good one… But when it’s done right, it’s flipping freaking fantastic.

Here are the ones I’ve reviewed with love triangles (in order of preference) and they are all YA. I’m going back on my witch hunt for Adult/New Adult paranormal love triangles now, any suggestions would be more than welcome! ^^’

Throne of Glass courting darkness clockworkprincess matched

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Thoughts & Discussions

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luxI’ve been so busy with uni and whatnot that I’ve hardly had any time to write anything! I’ve just finished reading all four books in the Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout and will have to patiently wait until Opposition (the fifth and final book) comes out later this year. The series so far is AMAZING. I’m going to wait to do a full review of the entire series after the final book comes out rather than individual reviews for each book.

 

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I’m just about to start reading Until Darkness Comes by Melynda Price, and I’m so excited! I decided that I wanted to read something which not that many people have read (but the few that have left glowing reviews!). It’s about angels and demons, and plus… It’s got an angsty love triangle which is possibly one of my favourite things ever! I’ll definitely write a review as soon as I’ve read it, and if you’ve read it I’d love to hear what you think! 🙂

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