Today's prompt: Does your current mood affect your reading? Affect your choices? I know there are plenty of books I enjoy, but only if Im in a particular kind of mood–or books that can lift me out of a bad mood without fail. Surely I’m not alone?
I was recently thinking about this very thing! I was looking through my TBR stack for my next read and as I was mulling over choices, I kept thinking, no, I'm not in the mood for that book, or that author, or whatever the case may have been. I even thought, well, what exactly IS it about my mood that I don't want to read these books? Sometimes I just want a simple, uncomplicated read, other times I'm not ready to commit to a series and just want a stand-alone story. But I'm not sure I could pinpoint a specific mood I have to be in to read a certain book. Of course, if I am feeling a bit down, I will usually look for an author that I know will either cheer me up or make me laugh. I think it may be more difficult to assess why I may NOT want to read a particular book at any given time... Perhaps I should pay more attention to how I'm feeling and what's going on in my life when I'm making my reading selections -- it would probably be an interesting study!
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