Q: Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy?
Probably about a year or so ago, I would have said that my reading habits changed based on my moods – after a long day at work, all I wanted to do was settle down with a romance that I knew would end up with an HEA. But this year, I have realized that reading all those romances weren’t what I wanted – it was like eating candy, you crave them like crazy, but when you are done eating, you realize that isn’t what you really wanted. So now I routinely have several books of different genres (a romance, a mystery/thriller, a fiction set in a non-US country, a YA and a non-fiction of some shape and size) on my nightstand and whatever one I pick up is that one that I read for the night. I tend to do a pretty good job with rotating them, if anything, after a long day at work, about the only one I won’t voluntarily choose to read is the NF – so I make myself a bargain, one chapter of that before I move on to something more entertaining. I rarely re-read books (because I figure there are so many books in the world and I only have limited time to try and read them) – I honestly don’t remember the last time I re-read a book (probably when I did my re-read of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series in 2010 right before I listened to the last one that is currently available)