I didn’t even hear the rest of the sentence, because I fell in love with “book drunk.” Yes! That’s exactly how it is!
Not every book makes me drunk, of course. Nonfiction almost never does. But every once in a while I’ll pick up a novel and so lose myself in its characters and setting that when I’m forced to stop reading, I look up, blink, and murmur, “Who am I?” That’s when you know you’re book-drunk.
The most recent books to inebriate me were the Twilight series–and boy, did they ever do it. I was on a beautiful cruise ship, and I didn’t even want to look up, I was so into the books. Even after I’d finished them, I wanted to go back and read them again. That craving? The result of being book-drunk.
What books have made you book-drunk? Can you put your finger on the quality that adds to the inebriation and keeps you coming back for more?