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Nov
29
2011

Book Withdrawal!

I’ve got the shakes! I can barely think straight. My mind is spinning with thoughts of the books I just can’t get out of my head… *happy sigh*

A few weeks ago I read an article over at SMART BITCHES TRASHY BOOKS (click that to read the post) and it changed me. Someone had written in asking what to read next after they finished the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. They needed a rebound book since these books had been so good. She said she needed something to fill the void of “life after Barrons.” A few commenter also said they’d read that book and had trouble getting over it when they reached the end.

So what did I do?

I looked up the books, order the sample of the first one on my kindle, and started reading. I mean really, what’s the big deal with these books? Who’s this Barrons character? He can’t be that great… I’m sure they’re all hype…

I resurfaced for air again last night…at the end of the final book.

I just finished reading the best book series I’ve read in a long time. Seriously, so good. It’s all I’ve been thinking about for the last few weeks as I read not one or two, but FIVE books! I devoured them. I thought about the characters constantly. I complained (loudly) to my husband and twitter about how much I hated the author of not giving me what I wanted! (Seriously! Write what *I want* to happen lady! Don’t listen to your characters!) Then I cheered and praised and loved the author when I’d read a little further.

And now I’m suffering book withdrawal because I’ve reached the end. *sad sigh* I feel a little lost. I was on a roller coaster for three weeks and now I’m off, but the ground still feels like it’s moving beneath my feet. I want to go on another ride, but will compare? What will give me a thrill that will be as big or better than the last?

Have you ever read a book or series that gave you book withdrawal? What did you do to counter it? Was the whole story that did it to you or just the characters? Or was it just the hero?

I’ve had this happen a few times before where I read something that is so, so good that I can’t imagine another thing comparing to it. So I switch genres and read something completely different until I’m over the worst of the withdrawal. I guess I should go figure out what to read next.

Or maybe I’ll head back to Smart Bitches again and see what other books/series those commenters said effected them this way…

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