Book Hangover; bloodshot eyes, lack of energy, guilty smiles
Inability to start a new book because you’re still living in the last book’s world.
That moment when you finish a book, look around, and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives… as though you didn’t just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback.
The struggle a person goes through trying to reconnect with reality after finishing an amazing book.
There are many different definitions of the term book hangover and all of them are true. A Book lover will have experienced many of these hangovers… you know you have at some point. They are the splitting headaches that result from excessive crying from reading a book that has emotionally destroyed us, they are from falling in love with whole series and the worlds that reside in these wonderful books, it’s the feeling of living in these magical worlds experiencing the lives of so many others, falling in love with these characters and then the dismay when we finally finish them.
There is a quote that says A Reader Lives A Thousand Lives and its true. Book Hangovers are a large part of reading but we gladly embrace these whirlwind emotions for the chance to experience these stories.