We\u2019ve all been there. It\u2019s that period of time when you\u2019ve just finished a life-changing book, and nothing can compare. When you\u2019re experiencing a book hangover, it\u2019s a lose-lose situation \u2013 you want to keep reading and living that double life, but nothing you read seems as good as the sheer brilliance that you\u2019ve just finished. The last few that left us\u00a0with seemingly unshakable book hangovers were: The Fault in Our Stars, The Interestings and Room.\u00a0Those were dark times, there is no denying. But here\u2019s how the folks at Writer's Edit\u00a0battled through them, and how you can too:\r\n1. Read something completely different\r\nThe natural move after you\u2019ve finished reading something awesome is to try and find something similar, right? Wrong! You\u2019re only setting yourself up for disappointment. One of our writers made the mistake of reading John Green\u2019s Looking For Alaska after The Fault in Our Stars. It just didn\u2019t satisfy. So she moved onto non-fiction; Stephen King\u2019s On Writing, to be more specific, saying that:\r\nIt\u2019s like having a wise sensei telling me it\u2019s all going to be alright. And it will be! I finally feel like I\u2019m ready to have my heart ripped out of my chest all over again\u2026"\r\n2. Therapy\r\nWhat we mean is, talk to someone else who has read the book you\u2019re in mourning over. If you can\u2019t find a nearby physical being \u2013 hop onto an online forum. You\u2019ll have to filter out some less-than-desirable observations and comments, but more often than not, you\u2019ll find someone else who is in just as many pieces about those fictional traumatic events as you are. Bond with this person, heal together! Another option is to reach out to your writers' group, you might even turn this into a productive conversation about writing!\r\n3. Have a big ol\u2019 drink\r\nThat\u2019s right. Slosh some vino into that inappropriately large glass and wash the pain away. Alcohol has a strikingly worrisome ability to get us to shed our inhibitions. For us nerds, those inhibitions are usually unsung praises and sorrow from recently read fiction. So, warn your partner, advise your housemates \u2013 tonight\u2019s going to be messy. They may end up with a sobbing mess on their shoulder.\r\n4. Cheer up\r\nLet us\u00a0assure you, there are thousands of other books out there that are just as capable of turning your life upside down. So cheer up, buck up and get ready for the next one.\r\n\r\nDon't let your book hangover get you down! Image credit: Mircea via Flickr Creative Commons.