Sunday, June 29, 2014
Ever had a "Book Hangover"?
Right after I finished reading the whole Twilight series, I had all these strange feelings: A huge let-down, a void, depression (well not quite), just missing something in my world. So, what did I do? I read them again! As many of you know, I am not your typical reader type. I wasn't born with a book in hand, quite the contrary actually. I was a child born pre-ADHD. Meaning, I lived a life thinking I was dumb, slow, different, because ADHD wasn't even known back then. And I was definitely someone who HATED reading! I couldn't keep my focus and I could never remember what I read. People made fun of me, teachers/parents lost patience with me, I felt like I was UNTEACHABLE! When a teacher of mine (who will remain anonymous) told me I should go to beauty school because I would never make it in college, I believed it! So I never... EVER tried reading for fun. Besides, what genre would I read? I don't know what I liked. So when a few friends mentioned reading Twilight... VAMPIRES!! pftt... I just about didn't do it. But when we took our son on his Make-A-Wish trip to Hawaii, I figured I could read it on the plane and the beach, right? Little did I know what a comfort and distraction this book would be while we had to deal with a recurrence of his brain tumor while there. I grabbed on to EVERY feeling I could get from that book. It was like my minds vacation. It kept me feeling something other than anxiety, pain, and heartache for just a few minutes a day. It became an addiction!!! So for me the word "Hangover" would be more like a "Withdraw"!
I have a confession to make... There are some books that I just haven't been able to read because they are the last book of the series. Namely... Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I heard a spoiler about it and I just can't bring myself to read it. I know everyone has told me it is really good besides that one part... BUT... I just don't want it to be over or to end that way. So MAYBE I will get the courage to read it and put it behind me?