Do you get a “Good Book Hangover” ? You know what I mean? You have just finished a book you really enjoyed, you have the next book you want to read right on the side of you ready to go, but… Every time you read a line in the new book you still have a movie in your head of the cast of characters of the last book wondering what they are up to now. So much so that it is keeping you from truly focusing on the new book. But then you decide to push through anyway and keep reading, and eventually you start to at least partially focus on the new book and it’s characters. Then you fall asleep and find yourself dreaming next chapters for the last book characters, or maybe incorporating them into the current book.
It can be very confusing, and very frustrating. You can’t take an Excedrin to make it go away, you could have “hair of the dog” but re-reading the old book would only make it worse. What you need here is a “sorbet for the brain” . You know. a little something to cleanse the book palate.
Maybe you need to read a story or two from a favorite magazine, or a chapter from an inspirational book that can be taken in pieces (I’m thinking “Make your Bed” or something similar that is written in short standalone chapter/lessons), or maybe you just need to play two or three dozen hands of online solitaire - whatever it takes BUT you cannot just jump into that new book because you have Good Book Hangover.
I would love to hear your good book hangover remedy ideas, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share them with our followers and maybe we can all stop suffering these hangovers and start moving on the next great book even faster!