Thursday, December 1, 2011

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. This week's BTT asks . . . Do you find that your mood affects the things you read? If you’re in a bad mood, do you tend to indulge in reading that will support it or do you try to read things that will cheer you up? Do you pick different types of books on dreary, rainy days than you do on bright sunny ones? For that matter, does your mood color what you’re reading, so that a funny book isn’t so funny or a serious one not so deep?

I choose a book based on the last book I read. If I read something heavy and dark, I'll want to choose something light and easy to read next to break up the pace. Once I'm in the middle of a book, no matter what mood I'm in, I continue to read it. That being said, my mood does color what I'm reading. My mood can actually make it more difficult to read a book because of what I'm bringing to it. I find going in with a clear headspace is the best way to approach a book and enjoy it for what it is and how it was written.


  1. I agree that mood colors what I'm reading, too; I also try to choose a variety of books for the week so I can "pick myself up" that way.

    Here's MY BTT POST and

  2. I switch up the kinds of books I read. Every now and then I'll read a bunch of paranormal romances and then I'll crave some kind of gritty crime novel. I have to mix my genres or I get really bored.

    My BTT post is here and I'm also holding a giveaway here :)

  3. My mood doesn't influence what I'm reading at the time.

  4. I've never really noticed mood affecting my reading...
    Here’s my Booking Through Thursday post. :)