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Harry Potter Withdrawal

 

“Withdrawal, also known as withdrawal syndrome, refers to the characteristic signs and symptoms that appear when a drug that causes physical dependence is regularly used for a long time and then suddenly discontinued or decreased in dosage. The term can also, less formally, refer to symptoms that appear after discontinuing a drug or other substance (unable to cause true physical dependence) that one has become psychologically dependent upon.”  (Wikipedia)

Would someone like to edit this Wikipedia entry to include symptoms that appear after finishing the final Harry Potter book?  My last entry focused on blogging addiction, but this is something else entirely.  The Sultan set aside his entire weekend to listen to the HP audiobook (17 CDs).  He holed himself up in his office with his laptop CD player until late Saturday night, slept briefly, and then got up Sunday to do more of the same, without watching “Meet the Press” (without any TV at all, which is unbelievable in itself), without talking on the phone, without eating, except for a few bowls of cereal, and most amazingly, without pestering me every few minutes with the number of views on his blog.  Thank God he finished the novel (approximately 22 hours total listening) by Sunday night though or he would not have made it to work on Monday! Continue reading

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