This week MizB wants to know…
If you’re a mood reader, what (genre) do your moods usually call you to read?
I make no secret about being a moody reader. I will stop reading a book mid paragrah (though I usually try to finish the chapter) and start reading another one on a whim. But what do I read for my moods…
When I’m tired I usually end up reading romance. Romance is my no-thinking-required genre. When my brain needs a break this is my fall back. During school (like now) I read lots and lots of romance. This has something to do with the fact that one of my professors is a sadist and has us writing several papers a week – and thats only one of SIX classes.
Sometimes I have a hankering for science fiction/fantasy… at least ever since I started reading from the genre. When I’ve overdosed on romance I will generally fall back on fantasy.
Other times I’m feeling particularly brainy, and it’s those times when I’m super fond of jumping into non-fiction. When I’m brainy I want to learn, so I’ll crack a history book or one of those science books I have just sitting on the shelves and be like, “Hey! New knowledge-stuffs!”
And still there are 0ther times I want to read something that was written in the 18th or 19th century – you know, the classics. The English language from those periods is so different than the English I speak on a daily basis. It’s nice to go back and enjoy a novel from a past time and appreciate the beauty of language as its changed over the years.
Any mood reading for you?
no, I am not really a moody reader. Personally, I may be moody but it doesn’t really effect what I like to read.
I’m a moody reader too. My musing is here
I am a mood reader. But my genres of choice are Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, adn Historical Romances. Check out my answer for this week’s Musing on Monday.
I’m intrigued that you reach for non-fiction when you’re feeling brainy – why not literary fiction? And that professor sounds like really hard work! The classics are really beautiful, aren’t they.
When I’m brainy I’m all about facts and knowledge, so I’ll pick up a nonfiction to learn about some event in history I wasn’t familiar with before, really anything that catches my interest…
Assuming the story grabs me, I can read literary fiction at any time, though I generally won’t if I’m tired and not functioning on all six cylinders.