Do you experience “book hangovers”?
Epic Reads describes a “book hangover” as a condition in which attachment to a book or series that has ended causes the reader traumatic emotional distress. It usually lasts for one to two weeks, or until a new book of higher-than-average quality enters the reader’s life. While I don’t get them often, I have had a few of these in my life. For me, they are usually the start of a reading slump. The end of the Harry Potter series was a big one for me. Others for me were Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, and Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian.
Have you ever read a book that stopped you in your tacks, and left you feeling like other books would never be as good?
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