Book hangovers are the worst but we all get them; they’re an unfortunate consequence of finding a book that has blown you away. No one is ever immune from the effects of a fantastic book and so today I have gathered my top 5 tips on getting over a book hangover!
1. Talk to Twitter
Twitter is becoming my best friend. Send out a tweet telling people of your struggles and I can guarantee you someone is going through the same hangover from the same book; even if they don’t, it’s so much fun to vent it out through a thread of tweets so you can talk to yourself in a way that is socially acceptable.
2. Get straight back on the horse
Yep, one of my favourite cures is to dive straight back in with another book, even if it’s one I have already read.
3. Read the opposite
Linking with the previous point, it can also be useful to read something that is of a completely different genre to the book that gave you a nasty hangover.
4. Review it
Similarly to number 1, writing out all of your thoughts and feelings into a blog post, Goodreads review or even just for yourself is a great way to relieve your brain of everything and cure that book hangover.
5. Sleep it off
After finishing a great book, one of the best things to do is to go straight to sleep rather than stay up thinking about it and dwelling. A good nights sleep can sometimes clear your head of everything that happened in the book and leave you feeling more rational and can prevent you from overthinking.
Those are my favourite ways of curing a book hangover!
Do you use any of these tricks to get over a book? If not, what are some of your ways?
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