Bookgasm: A Different Kind Of Sensation


Have you ever read a book that made you just go "Wow! That was amazing, what is life?!"

I knew that reading books could be exciting but I felt an intense pleasure from reading a good book. At first I thought it was just only me but apparently it's a real thing, so now I do not feel so weird anymore.

Bookgasm: A different kind of sensation

Defining a Bookgasm. Besides the obvious combination of the word book and orgasm I Googled the word to see if it was a thing. It turns out there is.

Urban dictionary defines a bookgasm as: "The feeling of intense pleasure found in and experienced through literary excellence."

There are many definitions of a bookgasm depending on the context in which it is used. For example another definotion of a bookgasm can be defined as:

Bookgasm: A Different Kind Of Sensation

For me personally the urban dictionary definition listed is the main definition of a bookgasm that I feel when I read a good book.

Have you ever read a book so good that after you completed it, it made you sit back and think:

Bookgasm: A Different Kind Of Sensation

I'm currently reading a series that is giving me a bookgasm. I'm about to read the final book in the series.

What books have you read that have given you that sensation?

Bookgasm: A Different Kind Of Sensation
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  • Spiorad_Aisce
    Over the years there have been books/series that gave me that sensation - I know there are people who only read a few pages at a time to make it last but I am read it till I fall asleep type person if it is good, reading a book in one sitting or a big book in 2/3 days. I am not usually a repeat reader but John Steinbeck's "Tortilla Flat", "Lord Of The Rings" and "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo/ Millennium" series have been read multiple times by me.
    I find myself getting more obsessed with characters rather than plots often not the main character but the side interesting character and after I have finished, I find myself continuing their storyline or trying to get inside their head to see their "True" personality in my imagination. I often fall for the character that has a bit of good and bad in them for the purpose of the story, I imagine their efforts to change for the better sometimes succeeding other times failing. I like flawed characters, goody two shoes heroes are boring. They get the girl/guy live happily ever after in a suburb with 2.4 children, a dog and a budgie (snoozefest).
    Is this still revelant?

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  • CHARismatic110
    I've been getting bookgasms since I was maybe 11-12? I love reading. The latest bookgasm came from a book called Moment of Silence. It's the 3rd installment of the Midnight series by Sister Souljah.

    I can't wait til the day when my books are giving people bookgasms!

    Nice Take!
    Is this still revelant?
    • Are you an aspiring writer?

    • Yes ma'am.

    • I'm writing a book too. But it turns out that it's now a novel due to the word count. I had so many ideas I wanted to put and characters to develop that it kept getting bigger and bigger. I honestly intended it to be a short story

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  • Schrodingerscat
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Catcher in the Rye
    Hungry Tide
    Calcutta Chromosome

    These books are going to stay in mind forever. When I completed reading these books, I couldn't read anything else after that (at least for a month). I couldn't think of anything but these books. Really.
  • mooky06
    I like to be able to lose myself within pages and have an adventure without leaving my room. Yes "bookgasm" happens with me.

    It's more like *finishes book* "oh wow! That book was awesome! I need to find another one"

    My recent book (finished yesterday, completion in 2 nights) "the teacher by Katerina diamonds" if you're interested in thriller, detectives, gruesome murders, I'd suggest that :)
  • bluenose1872
    I dunno if I'd call it a bookgasm but I've been blown away by a few reads in my time. I've read paradise lost, war and peace and a lot of the classics but for me sven hassel and Stephen King are the best I've read. The shining and it blew me away. You can feel the snow on your face his prose is so good
    • badboy666

      Much as I hate to say it, once king stopped doing drugs so much, his writing got a lot more boring! But yeah, It, one of my favorites. And the dark tower series, man!

    • @badboy666 It did my nut in a bit the dark tower. Roland supposed to be Clint Eastwood but talks like the sheriff of nottingham. Clanged a bit in my mind. Love Andy mcnab too. He's a real life sas trooper who writes fiction. His nick stone series are nail biting. Brilliant stuff

  • capsteverogers
    for me it would be Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo, Who will cry when you die by Robin Sharma, Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, Brief History of Time, The Grand Design, The Theory of everything all three by Stephen Hawking and right now i can't seem to recall other book series which gave me bookgasms.
  • sailorjupiter
    "Time Traveler's Wife" is always my personal mind-blown favorite novel, it's unique and move your heart
  • John_Doesnt
    I haven't read a single book by choice. All of my reading has been forced onto me from school and college, so when I get home the last thing in the world I want to do is read a book.
  • Jager66
    Reading is AMAZING! but it's SOOOO fucking hard choosing a book, I hate picking the wrong book.
  • BaileyisDarcy
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.

    The Secret Garden

    Almost anything by ConleysWifey on Wattpad

    There was one i read in primary school, i still remember it. It was beautifully written and the imagery it swirled up in my mind was just stunning. The story was brilliant. If only i could remember the title, it seriously saddens me that i cannot for the life of me remember the title. It was about this girl who made up this potion and put it on her eyes and when she did that she became in a world where she lived in a forest and could become a wolf by wearing ones skin. Loved that book.

    Also another read during primary school that i cannot for the life of me recall the title. This one was about two rabbits who were constantly getting into trouble. It was an old book, from before titles were put on the spine of books. The title started with The Adventures of... can't remember the rest. If anyone knows, please, please tell me.
    • Oh!
      Nobody Nowhere
      Thats another book. Primary school, once again. My stepmother had to ask to make sure i understood what i was reading but i understood it perfectly. It was the lifestory of a woman with autism. I loved reading that.

  • amfbruzer
    Yeeeeess. My bedroom is wall to wall books, Ellen O'Connell is the only author who will never fail to give me a bookgasm
  • badboy666
    I think is what is cool, is to just make a serindipitious find. I love pretty much everything Lois McMaster Bujold has written, so I expect good things from her. But once every 5-10 years I make an unexpected find that just blows me away.

    So in the last, say two decades...

    The time traveler's wife
    Thank you for smoking
    Sunglasses after dark

    I've read better books, but the joy of finding something great by an author you have not read, hitting you like a bolt out of the blue, man, that is the real deal.
  • ConsultantIsBack
    YESS!!! I love reading. I love that "omg 10/10 insight" experience when you're reading.
    • It's really healthy for the mind. Nothing taxes it more than reading. Just from words printed on a page your mind creates a whole world with characters and emotions. Got to be good for you that. Everybody should do it

  • TheAngryBanana
    yeah love reading it can bring so much uses such as juicy knowledge :)
  • Poppykate
    I love that.. ' bookgasm'!