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?


If you're a new follower on GFC or Networked Blogs, please let me know and I will be glad to return the favor. :)

23 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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 :)

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  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!

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  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
    -Theresa

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  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.

    -Amelia
    My FF

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

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

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

    -dee
    Wellpinaroseonyournose.blogspot.com

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

    William Brian Johnson
    http://fatherthunder.blogspot.com/

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  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:
    http://booksmartie.blogspot.de/2012/08/feature-follow-friday.html

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

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

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  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.

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  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 :(

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  19. Following back from Compelled By Words!

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  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.

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  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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I would love to read what you have to say. :)