Friday, August 15, 2014

Dating Books

Friday, August 15, 2014
I just finished Isla & The Happily Ever After which is probably one of the most emotional, beautiful books I've ever read. Seriously, it left me feeling like I'd been scraped raw after reading it (in a good way, I swear)... and with a wicked book hangover. I've wanted to start reading new books, but I can't, and all of this has made me realize that reading a really good book - or book series - is kind of like being in a relationship.

How so? Well, there are 7 stages.

1. The Honeymoon Stage

You are so in love with this book that you want to spend every minute with it. Your parents keep telling you you should spend more time with friends, but you have to keep reading.

2. Tearful Ending


After my first day of school.

And then the worst happens: it's over. It's not you, it's the book- it just doesn't have any more pages to give.

3. Gloom Sets In

You are convinced you will never love a book that way again. What's the point of reading anyway? All stories just end.

4. Slow recovery

After awhile, you start to think that maybe - just maybe - you should put yourself back out there again, try other books. There are hundreds of books in the library, right?

5. Speed dating

In this case, "him" is a book.
You have a few flings with a couple of books, but you can't seem to buckle down.

6. Commit to a book

At last, you think you've found The One! The book that can make you forget about all those other books!

7. Rinse & Repeat

Have any tips for getting through a book break-up?


  1. Great article Sara !
    You always have nice ideas for your blog posts !
    After a long break, I'm finally watching the end of series 6 of P&R !

  2. Love this. I was giggling the whole time! I found that the best thing to do is to not give myself the time to grieve. Before finishing the book, I pick out another that I'll start right after or just two-time it (I feel horrible for just saying that).

  3. This book truly was a tiny gift and I can't wait to share it with others at book exchanges. ~Sheri


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