Feature & Follow: Changing Reading Habits Based on Mood

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

A: Not really - my personal mood doesn't change the types of books I read, Whether I'm happy or not, in a fit of extreme multi-tasking or just being a bit lazy, I'll probably end up reading the same book. But sometimes I'm in the 'mood' for a particular genre or book. For example, at times I'm in the mood for an old favorite I haven't picked up in a long time. I don't want to figure out the plot, see how different characters relate to each other, or wait to see what happens in the end. Same goes for mystery, or romance, or crime drama - I'll be in mood to read a genre and look for a book that fits it.

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What's your answer?


  1. New follower!

    I'm usually the same way. I just read whatever I have on hand.


  2. Nice answer! I totally get the genre moods. :) New follower!

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  3. Yeah, I am like that too. I read no matter my mood and reading can even put me in a better mood!

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  4. It effects me more. Generally when I'm sad or super stress.

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  5. Happy Friday, just hopping through **New Follower via GFC** :D

  6. Great answer! Thanks for stopping by my FF today. Following you back via GFC. ~Mad Hatter Reads

  7. The only time I ever re-read something is when my writing resembles that something, just to give me inspiration. I'm very obsessive about not knowing what happens at the end of a book!

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  8. Some times I also fancy reading some particular genre.

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  9. Great answer! Hope you have a great weekend!

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