Musing Mondays: Moody Reading

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?

5 thoughts on “Musing Mondays: Moody Reading

  1. caite@a lovely shore breeze April 11, 2011 / 3:38 am

    no, I am not really a moody reader. Personally, I may be moody but it doesn’t really effect what I like to read.

  2. Yvonne April 11, 2011 / 8:06 am

    I’m a moody reader too. My musing is here

  3. Lori April 11, 2011 / 9:43 am

    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.

  4. readingwithtea April 11, 2011 / 10:31 am

    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.

    • Hannah April 11, 2011 / 11:54 am

      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.

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