Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can read. Each week there're two featured blogs. This week's featured blogs are Reading Between Classes and Read It, Read it, Love It.Question of the week:
Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy?
Answer: Oh definite, I'm a total mood reader, which is why I don't really organize my TBR or make a list. I usually have a general idea what I want to read but I always give myself more than a few options.
When I'm happy, I love to read fun books that warms my heart. Usually, these involve funny/humorous characters and a bunch of sarcastic sometimes snarky humor. I can deal with either a bunch of action, or just plain contemporary books that makes me all warmth inside. These books leaves me with a huge goofy smile when I'm done with them.
When I'm depressed, I'll go for the darker and/or sadder books. Don't ask me why I'll do that as if I'm not depressed enough, but I guess I can relate to the characters better. If I'm feeling like crap, I can commiserate with my characters. Otherwise I might just be too frustrated with all the stupid mistakes they make if I'm not in the dark mood to relate to their mistakes.
So what about you? Are you a mood reader?