Friday, August 3, 2012
Follow Friday #9
(Do you notice the new blog design? It's kind of hard to miss. It used to be so pink, now it's so... white. I'm having a frustrated time trying to find a perfect blog design.)
FF is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. This week's question is...
Q: Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy?
It kind of depends on your definition of "reading habits". I always read only one book at a time, no matter my mood - if I try to read two books at once, even for school, I feel like I'm cheating on it. I always have a grace period of no reading (except online or virtual reading, which I don't count as "real" reading) for a book I just finished reading. So, no, those don't change based on my mood. No matter how badly I feel upset, I can always find solace in the book I'm currently reading, or by daydreaming if I've finished it.
As for genres... my mood changes quicker than I read. If I feel depressed (for longer than an hour or a day), I'm more likely to pick up fantasy, which is my absolute, all-time favorite genre. When I feel calm or at peace for longer than an hour, I'm more receptive to all genres. I still might not pick up romance, but I might pick up general fiction, or sci-fi, or even paranormal. I might even pick up a whimsical MG book, if I'm bordering on long-term happiness.
What are your thoughts? Don't forget to comment! Have a blessed Friday and keep reading!