Follow & Feature { 08 }

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The two blogs they are featuring this week: Reading Between Classes & Read it, Read it, Loved it.

Q: Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy?

A: Yes, it does. I always choose my books and what genre they are in based on what I'm in the mood for at that time vs. something I've been wanting to read for months or have to read or what have you. If I'm not in the mood for it, I just don't find myself getting involved in the story at all. It's no longer fun for me.

Sometimes I want the light, fluffy, quick read that requires no emotional investment on my part. Sometimes I want more drama and angst in a book that requires a lot of emotional investment on my part (makes me cry, mad, sad, frustrated, etc.) Sometimes I want something epic so I go for dystopians, paranormal or urban fantasy. Sometimes I just want normal so I go for contemporary. Something mind "blowingly" romantic? Historical romance. And sometimes.... sometimes I just want some freakin adult content in my books :0)

What about you guys? Let me know if you're a new follower or not. I will eventually get back to you!

15 bibliophiles:

Trish said...

my moods usually determine IF i'm going to read and not WHAT i'm going to read...

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Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. What are your favorite historical romance books? I'd like to read more of them.
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Joie said...

usually, in the summer time, I like to go for fluffy chicklits, but usually my mood doesn't decide what I read.
Here's my FF
old follower :)

BLHmistress said...

I most of the time won't go contemporary because I want to escape for awhile in another time or place.


Jessica@a GREAT read said...

This is interesting! So many people are answering differently! I really don't read a certain book based on my mood.

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Have a GREAT weekend!

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Amz said...

Same here!

Vegan YA Nerds said...

I agree with you, my mood can influence my reading choice and sometimes I wonder how much of an impact it has on my thoughts on the book - what if I'd read this if I was in a better mood and vice versa!

Zabet said...

I agree with the emotional investment. Stressful times leave me reaching for lighter books that are less demanding.

Thanks for stopping by My FF

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Kah Cherub said...

I have to be in an specific mood to read some kinds of genres. But I'm the same when it comes to the fluffy, quick read or more angst/mystery thing.

I'm a new gfc follower. :)

I Talk books! said...

Yeah....sometimes a book just doesn't work if I am not in the right mood.

The Plot Thickens said...

good answer, hopping by.

Anonymous said...

For me I find my mood changes the genre that I want to read. I go through blocks where I only read one genre, then I randomly change to another one. But I don't find myself reading certain books because of the way I feel. Although I do find that the way I feel has an impact on how much I enjoy the book! So if I'm angry or sad I try and take a break from reading till I get over it :)

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Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about wanting some adult content in a book from time to time. haha great post!

Old follower! Here's my FF

A.N. Lewis said...

Hopping through. Good answer. Followed.

Grant Morris said...

Hello, I just followed you! I use Google Friend Connect and Linky. So whichever you prefer works for me. Thanks :)

Here's mine:

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