A New Word: Looseleft

looseleft – the feeling of loss upon finishing a good book, sensing the weight of the back cover locking away the lives of characters you’ve gotten to know so well.

I feel this often. I think this is one reason I read series. Even when they end, this feeling is lessened because there are others to read, or re-read, as I do regularly.

However, Stephen King and Harlen Coben as favorite authors who often write novels about one set of characters that I love and get to know and then forever are stuck remembering the small part of their lives I shared.

From the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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