15 Responses

  1. Tanja
    Tanja at |

    Thank you all so much for answering my question. I tend to do what most do to handle a book hangover: read something fluffy or reread a book.

  2. dee
    dee at |

    After reading a really good or intense book I usually re-read an old one, because I cannot concentrate on a new one immediately. Sometimes I also take a break for one or two days (which is a long time, since I tend to always read in my freetime^^).

  3. Lisa
    Lisa at |

    Thanks for such great responses. Book hangovers can be the worst!

  4. Shirley Ann Speakman
    Shirley Ann Speakman at |

    Great question and the answers are so different I must admit I’ve often read a fabulous book and then I’m so disappointed when I can’t get into another book for a while.

  5. 16forward
    16forward at |

    Great question and responses!

  6. Angela
    Angela at |

    If i read something that really was emotional or affected me in some way i usually re-read one of my favorites. it helps me to clear my mind.

  7. waxapplelover
    waxapplelover at |

    So interesting to see the different ways everyone handles things. I sometimes have to fall back on comfort reads as Cinnamon does.

  8. susana
    susana at |

    That was a really good question, I never thought about it. And thank you for the great answers

  9. salann31
    salann31 at |

    If I read an amazing book I usually go crazy trying to find something to measure up to it straight away. Stupid huh?

  10. Trix
    Trix at |

    I’d imagine you’d need a mental palate cleanser after a particularly memorable/grueling read!

  11. Purple Reader
    Purple Reader at |

    Good question (I hadn’t thought of that) and really good answers, all handling the issue in effective and professional ways. I’m impressed. Being an amateur reader and reviewer, tbh, I don’t worry about book hangover. I of course want to be objective, but if I read a good/not so good book, and the next I see right away is not as good/better(yay!), then I enjoy the moment. And since I read slowly, by the end of the book, no more hangover, I’m with the “now” book.

  12. H.B.
    H.B. at |

    Mental palate cleansers I never thought of that. I’m like Tammy, I don’t even thin about the previous book when I start a new one.

  13. Carolyn
    Carolyn at |

    Such a good question from Tanja, and I really enjoyed getting behind the scenes with all of you with that answer. Sometimes with a bookhangover, I’ve actually just read the book again or read scenes I really loved. I’m an avowed rereader so I have no problem diving back in and experiencing or gaining new insight into a book. That has to be an AMAZING book, though. Generally I just switch mediums, like tv watching or movie. Or sometimes switching to an audiobook actually clicks my mind into a new direction even if I’m still “reading.”

  14. Ami
    Ami at |

    Usually I take a breather — don’t read anything else for a day or two, turn on TV instead.

  15. suze294
    suze294 at |

    I usually take a break, even do some housework if it’s a bad enough book hangover!!!


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