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!

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!

  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:

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