Friday, August 3, 2012

Follow Friday - Reads based on moods

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question: Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy? 
Of course my reading habits change based on my mood. Everything changes based on my mood.  Whenever I feel like I'm in a rut (usually a reading-rut but sometimes a life rut) I tend to turn to the same books over and over.  Song of the Lioness Quartet has been my go to "get-out-of-a-funk" series for years and years.  When I find myself needing the perfect book, I turn to reliable authors and stories that I know won't disapoint.

My mood probably effects more what I don't read than what I do.  When I'm feeling unhappy I try not read depressing books, no matter how good they are.  So if someone died I wouldn't follow it up with The Fault In Our Stars because I would never stop crying.  If I'm stressed or really busy I tend to like fluffier books like the Hex Hall series.

When I'm happy I just read everything.  All the books!  (Except for things I know I won't like).

As long as you're in the following mood (since it is follow friday and all!) why don't you follow me on twitter as well.  And for the record I don't always tweet about the Olympics...only during the Olympics (and the trials...and...).


Nina said...

Who doesn't love to tweet about the Olympics. Oh wait, me! but, that's only because I don't have twitter. LOL. :)

Great answer & thank you for visiting!

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Oh wow, I am like the opposite! I read my paranormals despite my mood! Usually they can help get me back into a better mood too!

Here's my Friday Hops

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Unknown said...

Fluffier books ae good when you're not feeling your best, for sure :)

@MelissaJoLynn_ said...

Just followed you on twitter...I've been tweeting about the olympics too lol. I agree that I don't want to read a sad book when I'm in a good mood. I started The Book Thief last night and I was like =/ because it's pretty sad and I'm only on pg 50. Might have to put that aside for awhile. Thanks for stopping by today =)

Shane @ItchingforBooks said...

Good answer.

Thanks for stopping by.

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Great answer. I don't know why my mood doesn't affect my book choice and I really don't like reading books over again. Old GFC Follower, New Twitter Follower. =] Thanks for sharing and visiting My FF
Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

Christina said...

Great answer! I love how you said you wouldn't read The Fault in our Stars after someone died. How true is that!

Old follower hopping through.

Ensconced in YA

Unknown said...

Hello, stopping by from the hop! New follower via GFC

What I read will usually affect my mood not the other way around. But I wouldn't read something dark and heavy after a long day at work or after a rough week.

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Unknown said...

Good answer! Thanks for stopping by!

Amelia said...

God, I love that series! (The Song of the Lioness, that is.) I really want to get the series again since they redid the covers and I still have the original, old ones.

Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed your answer! :)


alice-jane said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) I haven't read The Fault in Our Stars but I've heard so many positive things about it! *moves up higher on TBR list*

Jennifer said...

Yeah for Olympic tweets! I love the Song of the Lioness quartet...they would be great re-reads. Thanks for visiting my blog. Old follower.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

Unknown said...

Very well said!!!

Thanks for stopping by today :)


Renee - Succotash Reviews and The Cookbook Papers said...

Hi Cassie! Yep, I'll do the same thing - choose a book over & over. There's something comforting about a familiar title.

Thanks for stopping by! Old GFC follower of yours. :)

Renee @ Succotash Reviews

Lindz said...

Thanks for stopping by and Commenting and I am an old follower and great post

Brian Johnson said...

Hello, new follower from the Feature and Follow Hop. My only question is when did China start winning gold in weight lifting. Where are the northern European strong men?

Juli Rahel said...

I always start tweeting furiously about the Tour de France and then ignore Sports for most of the year! XD I'm a new Twitter follower! Thanks for stopping by! :)
Juli @ Universe in Words

Unknown said...

Never read the hex hall series, I'll have to try it, thanks for following :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend!

-Ria xo said...

The Fault in Our Stars was so emotional on its own, I can't even imagine reading after having someone I know pass away. ):

Great answer!

Kristina said...

Great answer! Hope you have a great weekend!

Ladybug Storytime

New follower :)

Sandy said...

Followed you on twitter :) Follow me back? @SilverSparrow04


Angie said...

I can definitely understand not reading multiple sad books in a row!

THanks for follow, I followed back. :)

Laura said...

So true! Sad mood and sad book never go together very well :)