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Friday Coffee & Bookish Speaks – My first Book Hangover

I’ve been reading from different readers the term “book hangover.” What is it? Urban Dictionary defines it “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 was thinking, I don’t get those! I pride myself in keeping my sanity intact as a reader and writer. When I am in the creative world I am there, when I’m in the real world I’m there. Then I read Your Voice is All I Hear by Leah Scheier. (Review Coming Soon)  That book left me feeling:

I’m still reeling from it. That book left me raw… it’s so realistic. The lines from that book reality and real life became blurred. I haven’t been able to fully come back, this book has left my thoughts haunted. The last time I felt like that was the movie  Sixth Sense.

That’s part of the risk we take as readers or movie watchers when we engage in a story. We are taking the risk that the world the creator creates may leave us in it’s ever expanding wake, long after the story is finished. For me I don’t feel like this happens too often, but when it does. I never forget it.

Is there a book that has left you feeling like this?

How do you recover?

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  • Aeriko @ The Reading Armchair August 15, 2015, 9:34 am

    Some books are just so hard to forget. They make you feel so many things that it’s impossible to get over them. The Ocean at the End of the Lane was one book like that for me. I still get goosebumps when I think about it. But I consider it as a very positive thing for a book.
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  • Jessica August 16, 2015, 1:29 pm

    Yeah… Expanding your horizons is always a good thing. I just finished reading that book a couple of weeks ago it gave me goosebumps too…
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