Friday, August 31, 2012

LitSoup: Book hangovers

This month's LitSoup question:
What was the last book that really gave you a book hangover?

Some responses from The News-Herald newsroom:

Jean Bonchak:
“White Oleander” by Janet Fitch. The potential horrors of children in the foster care system stay with me today. I don’t think I’ll ever completely shake off the feelings that book stirred up within me.

Janet Podolak:
For me it was Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese, a book that still resides in my memory more than a year after I read it. I thought it was one of the best books I ever read.

Cheryl Sadler:
I read "The Book Thief" at the beginning of the summer, and it just broke my heart and stayed with me. The book that gave me the worst hangover was "The Time Traveler's Wife." I cried for an embarrassing amount of time after finishing that book, and wrote an incredibly long email to the friend who recommended it to me. I just needed to know that all of the characters in the book were OK after all that had happened.

(And I'm not going to call out @NHCaitlin or anything, but she might still be stuck in a certain series that has a fifth movie coming out in the fall.)

And a response from the Twitterverse:

This post is part of a LitSoup, a monthly feature on The Book Club compiled of contributions from the newsroom. Send an email or tweet with your suggestions for future LitSoup topics.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl



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