Bookish Questions – Do you experience “book hangovers”?

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book hangoverDo 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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  1. anna on June 14, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Having eaten…oh, sorry read…the last in the Siri Paiboun series by Colin Cotterill, that’s where I’m at right now. Fighting hard not to re-read the Phryne Fisher books for the third time–that’s not really the answer, and reading them too soon again would simply make them seem not as good as they are.

    Don’t think I told you–Vicente has had one session of chemo and is responding really well.

    • Andrea on June 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that Vincente is doing well with the chemo. I know it can be hard on a person. I’m midway thru reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. The book follows the path of food from farm to table (here in the US). It’s been rather interesting to see the prospective of someone outside the farming industry. And even though you don’t live in the US anymore, since you love learning things from books, I think you would enjoy this one.

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