How to get over the end of your book relationship

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When your book relationship ends, it’s hard.  I mope, and flick through TV channels.  I’ll just wander aimlessly on the internet, stand in front of the fridge, staring aimlessly.   I try hanging out at new places, like a different library or book story. I’ll show a little interest in something new, but it just doesn’t stick.  … When you finish a book you love, it’s so hard to get emotionally involved again.   You didn’t want it to end.  No, you want to stay in the cozy world of just the two of you. Stay with the characters, world, plot, action that have become part of you.  However, it’s just not meant to be for you two.  The author ends the story.  Maybe you feel good about the ending.  Maybe you feel terrible.  Either way, it’s over and you have to move on.   So, what do you do when you are in the “book dumped” blues? These are my top tips for getting out of the shadow of that story and entering into something new. 6 Tips for getting over your book relationship  Talk to your friends about it – connect with other people who have gone through the same book […]

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Comfort reading – all the warmth without the calories

We all feel blue sometimes.  When I am sad, I always read the “Tin Princess” by Philip Pullman.  I’m not a comfort eater.  I don’t look for a big plate of mac and cheese, pie, or meatloaf.  Nope, I want to curl up with a  YA story about murder and politics in a fake European country.  Go figure. Now, I think we can all agree that Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, you know, The Golden Compass” etc is amazing.  However, the “Tin Princess” is nothing like that. Don’t get me wrong, the writing is amazing, but it doesn’t blow your mind in the same way as “The Golden Compass.” Yet, as a kid I loved the Sally Lockhart series, which includes the “Tin Princess.” Sally is a totally badass lady who lives in the late 1800s, she’s a feminist, a single mother (never married), and she is true as the north star.  I just love her. #girlcrush I love the “Tin Princess” because 1) it’s just re-donk-u-lous 2) it has nothing to do with my life. I’m not in the 1800s, I don’t care about nickle, I’m not a detective (amatuer or otherwise), I don’t live in Europe (any more), and literally […]

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