The Five Stages of a Book Hangover | Discussion

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Hey Guys!
So I decided to try something new and write a discussion post (of the sorts). I’m not exactly sure how this is going to go, it may just be a load of word vomit, but I’m just going to type away and see where this takes me.
I recently finished November 9 by Colleen Hoover and IT WAS AWESOME! It was my most anticipated release for this month and it did not DISAPPOINT! This is by far is my favorite CoHo book…but here’s my dilema: I am now experiencing a major BOOK HANGOVER!

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As fellow bookworms, I’m sure that this is a condition that all of you have experienced on more than one occasion, so you understand the struggle I am currently facing. I don’t know what to do now that November 9 is over. I’m torn between re-reading the book or just picking up a new book in hopes that it will help me get over November 9.
So instead of doing either, I am going to discuss the various stages that a bookworm typically goes through while experiencing a book hangover (you may recognize these stages as the five stages of grief, but I think that they apply quite nicely here since I are mourning the end of an AWESOME book). Who knows, maybe this post will help me get over my book hangover…

1
You turn to the next page, only to realize that you have come to the end of the book: THIS CAN’T BE THE END! WHERE ARE THE REST OF THE PAGES??!! I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS! YOU CAN’T JUST LEAVE US HANGING LIKE THIS! 
2
Cue the excessive use of profanity and violent outbursts: WTF?! HOW ARE YOU ENDING THE STORY LIKE THIS? I NEED MORE— I DEMAND TO KNOW HOW THE STORY REALLY ENDS!!! *THROWS BOOK, FLIPS TABLE, SHAKES FISTS AT SKY*.
3
Changes game plan: I just want to know…IS THERE GOING TO BE A SEQUEL? A SPIN-OFF? A MOVIE?! I just want to know…PLEASE? *SLIDES WAD OF CASH UNDERNEATH TABLE*
4
Coming to terms with the fact that this is really the end and then getting hit with the feels: I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S OVER! I DON’T KNOW HOW I’M GOING TO MOVE ON. WILL I EVER READ AGAIN? HOW COULD ANYTHING COMPARE TO THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK? *HOLDS BOOK WHILE ROCKING BACK AND FORTH*
5
The pity party has come to and end and you realize that things will be okay…all in good time: MAYBE I’LL BINGE WATCH ARROW ON NETFLIX. MAYBE I’LL VISIT THE BOOKSTORE AND SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY NEW BOOKS. OH WAIT LOOK, IT’S SIX OF CROWS! *PICKS UP NEW BOOK AND STARTS READING*
& the cycle begins again…

So there you have it. The Five Stages of a Book Hangover! While I am not fully over my book hangover, I think this post may have helped. Maybe I’ll pick up Six of Crows
So that’s going to be all for my first discussion post. This is a lot harder than it looks…but it looks likes all those psych classes went to good use!
So have any of you experienced a book hangover or two? What do you do to get over them? Let’s chat about it in the comments 😀

-Ari

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