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Book Hangover is a disease that is defined as an individual’s inability to move on from one book to the next. Caused by novels of all types, this disease is in some cases chronic and can take a reader weeks to recover from, though normal cases range from from an hour to a couple of days.
Symptoms vary from person to person but generally include:
-the inability to think of anything of than the book you have just completed
-the feeling that no other book can possibly compare
-the desperate need for another book just like it; either a sequel or another book by the same author
-the compulsion to share your feelings with others.
There are two main causes of Book Hangover. The first results in more mild cases, while the second is the lead cause of the of the longer lasting strain.
1. The Average Book. The Average Book is responsible for the milder cases of Book Hangover and results in an inability to move on due to the fact that you are constantly thinking about what occurred.
2. The Favourite Book. The Favourite Book leads to more severe cases of Book Hangover and can even cause the feeling that every other book is horrible in comparison.
The most commonly accepted treatment for Book Hangover is Time. However, more severe and complicated cases may require more drastic treatments. These include:
-Watching mediocre TV
-Spending hours on the internet
-Lying around doing nothing
-Re-reading scenes from the novel
-Discussing the novel with others
If all else fails, this harsh method of treatment is sometimes employed. Please use only if directed by a doctor as this risky remedy can sometimes lead to the opposite of the desired result.
Step 1: Grab a book that you are sure you will like or one you have already read and enjoyed
Step 2: Find a comfy reading spot and sit down with book in hand
Step 3: Force yourself to read chosen book until progress has been made (50 pages or so)
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all symptoms of Book Hangover have subsided