What Happens When You Finish A Book?

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a good summer! So being an avid book reader, you’ve probably heard of a thing called the aftershock and/or the after effect. The aftershock is basically the personal feelings you go through when finish a really good book.This not only applies to books but TV, Movies, being involved with fandoms, etc. Let’s go through the five stages….

1) Shock

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Now what? You’re in shock! The book is over. What are you going to do with your life now?

2) Denial

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Okay, so maybe it’s not too bad now….I can find something else to read or/the next book in the series is coming out soon, isn’t it?

3) Anger

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I can’t deal with this!Β  Why did the authors do this me?! I can’t wait for the next book, I need to know what happens! You can’t end it like this! Not now!

4) Sadness

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Now your anger has settled, and somewhere in a corner you sob dramatically. Why is this happening? I didn’t want the book to end. _____(insert any character) is dead! I just…*cries loudly *

5) Acceptance

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I can do this! I can perverse! I can move on! Everything will be okay, and somewhere in that enormous book collection of yours you can find a novel amazing novel to satisfy your reading needs and help you to move on!

Remember these steps and you will be fine!

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12 thoughts on “What Happens When You Finish A Book?

  1. I completely agree with you on all of these phases. It’s especially hard to move on and accept an unsatisfying ending to your favorite series/trilogy.

  2. I cracked up reading this!! πŸ˜€ I always have a hard time accepting a book I love is over. I always need at least a few days. Last week, for instance, I couldn’t start a new book because I was still bookhangover from the last one I finished… on Saturday! lol

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