Do you find that your mood affects the things you read? Like, if you’re in a bad mood, do you tend to indulge in reading that will support it or do you try to read things that will cheer you up? Do you pick different types of books on dreary, rainy days than you do on bright sunny ones?
For that matter, does your mood color what you’re reading, so that a funny book isn’t so funny or a serious one not so deep?
Interesting question! I guess I hadn’t thought about it consciously, but now that I am thinking about it, I’d have to say, Yes it does!
As I’ve stated before, my reading tends to be on the fluffy side, mystery series side. But that said, when I go to the library to get a stack, I try to mix it up – some dark, some light, and I’ll pick my book based on what I may need at the time. So, if I’m feeling overwhelmed, I’ll go for the fluff. And I do think I’ve sabotaged my reading in the past, when I wasn’t in the right mood.
Looking forward to seeing what others have to say!
5 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Mood Reading”
Same here! Now that I think about it, if I hit up the library in a “dark” mood, I grab a bunch of heavy dark fantasy…Though if I go in a good mood, I come back with ten cozy-mysteries and romances!
Yes, I like a variety, and I do that because my moods fluctuate.
I may have to try more fantasy to get out of myself!
Here’s MY BTT POST and
I’m the same in that I always try to pick up a selection of books when I’m out at the library or bookstore. I get bored with genres if I read too many so I always try to have some really different books on hand for when my mood changes.
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A good question this week. My mood does not so much influence what I read (I change that up all the time anyway), but it does influence the way that I see a book.
I’ve never really noticed mood affecting my reading…
Here’s my Booking Through Thursday post. 🙂