First, a quick return on the last poll. I experienced some problems with it as it kept resetting over and over again. At least, I noticed a trend and for the question "Would you help fund a novel on Kickstarter?", a large majority of you answered with a Yes. From the comments, it's clear that everyone seems to find the idea interesting but I don't think that many readers would actually fund a novel from an unknown author, at least not with enough pledge to really help them. Seems like it won't be a revolution in book publishing.
For the next subject of my poll, I have to thanks two people for the idea. First is the guys at The Fantasy Tavern who shared the pic posted above and secondly, my good friend and personal test reader for the books on my reading pile, who told me about this concept several times.
Some years ago, I posted a poll about simultaneous reading. Almost a third of those who answered said that they read two or three books at a time while half of the respondents said one at a time. My new question is probably directed more at the later since it's about that book hangover feeling. I think that if you are actually able to read two or three books at the same time, you probably don't feel that way at all.
I admit that I felt like that in many instances. One thing I noticed when thinking about it was that I never start a new novel right after I finish one. I always give it some time, even if it may only be some hours. I don't really do it on purpose, it's probably that book hangover feeling, there's a kind of mourning period that I have to go through. Somehow, it doesn't apply to the audiobooks I'm listening to while I'm reading a different physical novel...
Book hangovers could also refer to the loss of sleep or such when you can't put down a book and you wake up in a sorry state for it but in the case of this poll, let's stay with the feeling left by the previous book.
In the case of a series, I think it would be easier to pick up the next book right away, but with so many books to read, it's not often that I get the chance, or I should rather say give myself the chance to pick up follow-ups right away.
So, what about you? What's your experience like when you finish a book? Do you have book hangovers?