Musing Mondays: Moody Reading

April 11, 2011 § 5 Comments

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?

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