I do not get book hangovers. – said no book lover ever
Do you know that feeling when you finish a brilliant book, and you just can’t move on to read something new? Well, congratulations – you are one of us! You experienced a book hangover. This kind of hangover is very common among bookish community, which includes readers and, sometimes, authors. The symptoms of book hangovers are very clear – crying and lying on your floor or in your bed. You’re asking yourself ‘WHY? OH WHY IT HAD TO END,’ referring to the book you’ve just finished.
If you are experiencing a book hangover, what to do? Here are some tips that will make your hangover bearable.
First thing first – It might sound silly, but go and find a new book to read. And good luck! I know it is very difficult and you just don’t want to read anything else, but you have to! You are SO going to read something new, and you are going to love it. And you are going to experience the book hangover all over again.
2. Spend 24 hours in your room searching for appropriate memes that will express your feelings. Let the world know how much you are suffering right now. Go and tell your friends about your feelings, they must hear you out.
3. If you simply can’t accept the fact that you will have to read something new – then try reading some fanfiction. They are great and, more importantly, they are based on the book you love. It’s all about your old, favourite characters.
4. Try rereading your favourite book. Start it from the very beginning and hope that this time it will be different and that your book will never end.
5. Write a review. Because telling the world about how you feel is never enough. Why not to leave a note (review) about your feelings. It’s a smart thing to do.
‘Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.’
It is true that once you learn how to read, that it will make you free. I was so happy when I came across this quote because it is something that I would also say. Once you start reading, you start discovering new types of the world and you like it so much that you don’t want to come back to reality.
I belong to one of those nerds who have discovered the joy of reading at the early stage of life. When I was a kid, I would ‘steal’ gradfather’s newspapers even though I couldn’t read back then. I wanted to know what was so interesting on that pages because my grandfather was constantly reading them.
I remember staring at those pages for hours. They were pretty… I was very young when I learned how to read. I was super excited when I started my elementary school because I could finally read something. My first book that I had to read for school was Grimms’ Fairy Tales. It was one beautiful edition that contained wonderful illustrations. I liked it very much.
And just then my teacher gave me one big, important task. I had to read it and I had to write my opinion on that book. I was so excited but at the same time also scared. I didn’t know what to write. I came back home and I know I started to cry because I was afraid that my teacher wouldn’t like my opinion. I asked my Mother for help because I didn’t know how to form my opinion into one coherent article. We had so much fun!
‘The whole world opened up to me when I learned to read’
Mary McCleod Bethune
I liked all Fairy Tales, but my favourite was Cinderella. I was so obsessed with that story that I wanted to read it every day. I was fascinated by magic and I couldn’t explain why. I just knew I loved every word and I loved Cinderella as a character. I drew Cinderella in my notebooks and even painted her. I felt so proud!
‘Well, there’s one thing: they can’t order me to stop dreaming.’
Cinderella is very speacial to me for so many reason. I love her and, even now, if I could get back to read my very first book/story, I would choose Grimms’ Cinderella again.
In this post I want to introduce myself because, after all, it would be weird to read my posts without any prior knowledge about me. My name is Ella and I am 25 years old. I live in Bosnia and I am here to share all my thoughts on books, movies, TV shows, and music. I was thinking about creating this blog a long ago, but somehow I did not have courage. Yet, here I am. Talking about all my hobbies, sharing my passion for these things and I honestly hope that some nerds will like it.
In my free time, I read. I will read anything as long as I find it interesting. Some of my favourite genres include fantasy, contemporary, and classics. I read every day, every single free minute. I guess it is something every bookworm would say. However, you can also find me watching some movie late at night. My favourite movie genres are fantasy (shocking, right?), drama, saga, and mystery.
And that’s it. 🙂 If you have something to share with me, let me know in the comment section below. Have a nice day! ♡