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November 21, 2013 / ljbradburn-Smith

Hug a Reader

I was chatting to my mum awhile ago and I asked her what was wrong, as she seemed a bit down, and she said those five words, which I have uttered on many occasions “I just finished my book”. There was no need to say anymore. I understood, she missed the book world, she missed her character friends,who had planted themselves firmly in her imagination, she missed the author’s voice and she needed perhaps an hour or so in order to recover.

She was suffering from book grief.




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  1. Cecilia / Nov 21 2013 4:05 pm

    Oh, I know that feeling. And it pains me to see it in my son. He gets so attached that he finds it extremely difficult to “move on” to another character or book.

    • ljbradburn / Nov 26 2013 4:50 pm

      Arrrr bless him, that’s so sweet. Sounds like he has a very good heart 🙂 x

  2. Sherri / Nov 21 2013 5:10 pm

    Oh yes, that horrible feeling, when it all comes to a crashing end. I really do think there is such a thing as book grief….no, really.

  3. ljbradburn / Nov 26 2013 4:50 pm

    Me too Sherri, I’m glad you understand! 🙂 x

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