Friday, August 03, 2012

#FF - Feature and Follow #28

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Q: Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy?
I think so, yes. Sometimes I just have to read about someone with a worse life than mine (so apocalyptic dystopians are usually the right choice), or with a better love life than mine (some romance, then, be it YA, adult, contemporary...) or with a whole other kind of reality (here comes the historicals/time-travel fiction and/or anything set in an interesting foreign country) and so on. :)
But when it comes to review books, I just read them in the order of publication, regardless of the current mood. LOL. And, yes, I suppose it does affect my reviews, sometimes.

Are your reading habits based on your moods?

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  1. Old Follower!

    Yes, my reading habits tend to change. When I'm really mad or upset, I'll tend to just lay on the couch and read a book or two in that day.

    Andrea @ Literary Getaway

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following, it looks like I am a old follower. :)

  3. I love your banner! Pretty awesome! New follower!

  4. I love your blog design! Thanks for dropping by, following back :)

  5. Thanks for stopping by my Post! New follower =)

  6. Great answer! I love books with lots of drama in it and I can def. read them everywhere and at anytime. So yes and no!

    Happy Friday!

  7. I read my paranormals since I love them and enjoy them! I get into better moods because of them too! And sometimes I will think I am glad I don't have their lives since they go through hell! But then the heroine usually has that really hot boyfriend and I think, I could live with that hell if he's there!! ;)

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  8. I do enjoy reading dystopians but just for fun, not because I'm feeling depressed. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new GFC follower!

  9. Agreed! My mood changes based on my mood too.
    I dont see how it couldnt.
    But I didnt even think about my reviews! But you are SO right

    Old follower
    My FF

  10. It's interesting to see how much people's moods affect what they read. I'm so schedule oriented that I have a set list of books I read every month, but I can choose what order I read them in. Generally my mood doesn't affect my opinion of a book, but hype I've heard around the blogosphere does. :/

    Thanks for sharing! :)
    New Follower.

    My FF

  11. Interesting answer! Thanks for visiting my blog. Following back!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower via GFC!


  13. Apocalyptic dystopian novels, eh? Do I have a book for you.

    William Brian Johnson

  14. Damn! If I only could! Reading review books as they come, I mean. I can be so picky when choosing a book - especially if I'm not sure how it will mae me feel. And that leads to a huge TBR pile :/
    I'm an old follower and this is my FF:

  15. Wow, love your banner!
    Hoppin' by..
    New follower here. :)
    Here's my FF/TGIF.
    Have a great day!

  16. Thanks for hopping by!!! New follower :)

  17. Hey, thanks for stopping by! I love your banner and yeah, I can see how reading a dystopian story will make someone feel better about their life. Maybe I'll give it a try. I'm a new follower.

  18. But when it comes to review books, I just read them in the order of publication, regardless of the current mood.

    Wish I was like that. I've found that when I read a review book and I'm not in the mood it gets a worse review :(

  19. Following back from Compelled By Words!

  20. One of the main reasons why I turn down ARCs is because I don't do well with having to read books on someone else's time LOL. I read whatever I want to read whenever I feel like reading it. I do feel like a book is better and more enjoyable when you're in the right mind frame to enjoy it :0)

    Thanks for stopping by my FF. Followed you back via GFC.

  21. Sorry how late this is! Anyways, yes, I also agree that it's sometimes very refreshing to see how messed up peoples' lives are compared to yours...a guilty pleasure.


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