Mood Reading

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Does your current mood affect your reading? Affect your choices? I know there are plenty of books I enjoy, but only if Im in a particular kind of mood–or books that can lift me out of a bad mood without fail. Surely I’m ot alone?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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38 responses

  1. Michelle McCartney

    Hi there, a real weird thing happens to me sometimes…………. I take on the mood of the book and carry it on my shoulders long after I put the book down. I have to be careful to mentally detach myself as, if say I was reading the likes of ‘We need to talk about Kevin’, I can actually convince myself that I have a few of a character’s negative attributes………………..not always a good idea!
    Also, sometimes a low- mood book will cheer me up because I thank the author for letting me feel strong emotions in a safe environment whilst some predictable happy ending books ( especially romance) can depress me as I feel the author has wasted my precious time………………am I weird or not ?

  2. Great question! I was recently pondering over this very thing!! Here is my response!

  3. Ah, I’m in the mood for this one: here’s MY BTT POST

  4. I am a total mood reader. I can’t stay in the same genre for too long or they become boring, depressing books bring me WAY down so I have to follow with something light and happy and I can hate something if I am in the wrong mood for it, then love it when the mood swings back that way. I tend to have a lot of higher star reviews because I try to wait until the mood strikes to read the right book! That is why review deadlines sometimes backfire on me! I try to give myself plenty of time so I am not stressed and then upset with my current read. :)

  5. I’m definitely a mood reader. Here’s my full response! http://wishfulinkling.com/btt-mood/

  6. I had to stop and think about this one a bit, and came up with this answer.

  7. Mood change affects my choices of books but not the style. My full answer is posted on my blog.

  8. I love these questions! So much fun. :) Here’s my answer: http://flowersofquiethappiness.blogspot.com/2013/03/are-you-moody-reader.html

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