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Do you ever feel kind of sad or lonely after you finish a really great book?

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I just finished an awesome book - "The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets" by Eva Rice. It's the kind of book that makes you wanna retire early to a bubble bath and candle light and read as much or as little as you please... but at least enough to entice yourself into their world for a little while.

 

I just finished it this morning, and am finding myself missing the characters (as I often do after a good book). I have about 4 others waiting for me that I picked out from Half-Price Books at the same time as this one, but I almost feel like I need to let everything soak in before I move on... kinda like leaving one relationship for another - need some time to recoup and revel in it for a bit.

 

Funny this is, when I bought the 5 books, I told myself that I would pick out the one I thought I would like the least and read that one first. Turns out this is one of my favorite books that I've read thus far! wink.gif Funny how that works out sometimes.

 

Definitely a random thought...

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Oh, I am always sad when I finish a book. I read alot since I am on the train for 3 hours every day, but I am sad at the end of every book.

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I feel this way too! It was especially bad after I finished the Harry Potter books - I don't feel like I'm done living in that world yet. I usually end up doing an infinite number of google searches on the book, characters, locations, etc. Kinda pathetic, I know....

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I never feel like I get closure- even with the storyline received closure, I wonder "what's happening now?" as if it's all real. I definitely get very wrapped up in good books.

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I felt this way when I saw the SATC movie-I missed the characters when it was over....pathetic I know! I just think of how they're doing....

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i totally get this way, so i tend to read a lot of books that are series, so i can keep getting my dose of the characters. and rach i'm just like you, i totally wonder "whats happening now?"

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I love the way one of my friends explains it. She says that it's like you have a bunch of really good friends waiting for you when you get home! I totally feel that way about a great book. And when you are done it's like, wait a minute, where are my friends, how are they doing, I miss them?!

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I never feel like I get closure- even with the storyline received closure, I wonder "what's happening now?" as if it's all real. I definitely get very wrapped up in good books.
This is EXACTLY how i feeL too!

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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

It's like you've immersed yourself into the lives of the characters and then they are gone when that book ends. It's like missing a friend.

 

I always think that's the sign of a really great book.

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I love the way one of my friends explains it. She says that it's like you have a bunch of really good friends waiting for you when you get home! I totally feel that way about a great book. And when you are done it's like, wait a minute, where are my friends, how are they doing, I miss them?!
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's like you've immersed yourself into the lives of the characters and then they are gone when that book ends. It's like missing a friend.

I always think that's the sign of a really great book.
That is definitely how I feel!!! Like where did my friends go...? sad.gif Did Penelope ever get with Harry?? Did her Mom and Rocky ever get together...?? And what about Charlotte - oh Charlotte! lol I miss them. Thanks for putting it into words for me...

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