Thursday, March 14, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday can be found right here.

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?

Oh, you are not alone. My mood and setting always affect my reading choices. There is comfort reading for tough times (the Harry Potter series, the Thursday Next series, Louise Penny). I'm rarely in the mood for memoirs, but I'm reading one now. I'm not sure what that mood is called - adventurous, since I'm branching from my norm? If I'm frazzled, I love the clarity of a murder mystery. If I'm pensive, I go for fantasy or science fiction. When I finish a book, I sometimes know immediately which book is next (after finishing LIFE AFTER LIFE, a very layered and melancholy book, I craved light fantasy), but I sometimes prowl through my bookshelves or through the Kindle list before I hit on just the right book. In some cases, I read the first few pages of several before hitting on the right read.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm very familiar with "prowling" through the shelves or the Kindle! That's how I find the right books to suit my moods.


Tribute Books Mama said...

I usually stick to what I'm reading at the time,even if my mood changes.

DawnTreader said...

Harry Potter is comfort reading for me too :)

Melissa Owens said...

I can relate -- I definitely have books that fall under comfort reading. Probably my favorite author for that is Georgette Heyer. And sometimes, like you, I get an adventurous streak and branch out, though I'm ashamed to say that doesn't happen too often! Here's my BTT post!