I wanted to chat about Book Hangovers…
For those of you who don’t know what it is I went ahead onto Urban Dictionary to help shed light on the topic:
When you’ve finished a book and you suddenly return to the real world, but the real world feels incomplete or surreal because you’re still living in the world of the book.
“I have a really bad book hangover today, I could hardly concentrate at work.”
So over the last month I have been suffering from a severe book hangover – Thank-you very much Sarah J. Maas – A Court of Mist a Fury *shakes fist violently*!! So I have come up with a few tips to help overcome my current predicament..
Go get some Vitamin D Girlfriend…
Go outside… see the sun (this may hurt the eyes a little if you have been living in hermit style). Get yourself out in the world, away from the book reality that has hit you so very hard in the feels. I enjoy going out to get a coffee. Out in the sunshine with your Skinny Latte might be enough for you to have the realisation that there is a lively world outside your book.
Binge TV – Hard
We are all guilty for accidentally watching an entire series in one sitting – No? Just me?… (Mhmm. Yeah. Don’t kid yourself). Put the comfy pj’s on and watch a new series or an old favourite! Some of my favourites are Gilmore Girls, Outlander, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, One Tree Hill and Grey’s Anatomy.
Change Book Genres
So the book you are trying to get over has painted a vivid imagine directly into your soul. If you want to get straight back into reading and don’t completely absolutely ruin the next book you read, change it up. Go for a Romance, Thriller or Mystery maybe? This will help you not pull comparisons with your previous book obsession.
Indulge your Book Hangover by sharing the love.. Just a little
I was very guilty with this one. As soon as I finished A Court of Mist and Fury I had to talk to someone, anyone who would listen to my lunatic ramblings. Share the love and tell your friends to read the book. Go onto the web and search for some memes, comments or posts on your favourite book. I like going onto my Bookstagram account search madly for hashtags and other book crazies that are in the same boat as me. It helps I promise! Also checking what else the author has published works a treat too!
Read Harry Potter
If all else fails… Read Harry Potter – always works. If your book hangover is Harry Potter? Good luck friend, you’re in too deep…