It’s Thursday which means… BTT time!
Does your current mood affect your reading? Affect your choices? I know there are plenty of books I enjoy, but only if I’m in a particular kind of mood–or books that can lift me out of a bad mood without fail. Surely I’m not alone?
My simple answer to this one is… absolutely. My mood can totally affect what I read (or don’t read as the case may be).
Generally, if I’ve had a rough day I’ll fall back on an old favorite. I might not even read the entire book, but just enough of it to get me out of my funk and that’s okay for me because it works. I also happen to be one of those readers where I was totally interested in starting one book, but a day or three later I might not be feeling that book at all and I’ll just put it down to pick up something else that fits with my mood at the time. That actually used to bother me, but now I just own it, lol. Overall though, I wouldn’t say that there I books I can only read in one frame of mind, but I do have books that I look at as comfort reads and sometimes, those just trump everything else.
Do you have any moody-esque reading habits?
I’m the same, my mood affects my reading selections. Oddly enough, Stephen King is my ‘go to’ author for a nice, comfortable, escapist read. If I’m in a sappy mood, I tend to pick up romance instead. I enjoy beach reads during the summer.