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Feature and Follow (2)

03 Aug

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)

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2012 in Feature & Follow, Meme

 

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3 responses to “Feature and Follow (2)

  1. Hina J

    August 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I think there was a time where all I read were historical romance or Harlequin. But I think I have broadened my horizon so to speak in romance. I usually try to rotate them, unless there is a book I have been waiting for. But I love to re read books, just so I can remember why I really loved them.

     
    • Dee

      August 3, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      I have a hard time with re-reads because the surprise factor isn’t there anymore…I can typically, if not exactly, vaguely remember what happens, so its like ehhh…

       
  2. Shirley Frances

    August 31, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Yes, I do switch, but mostly sub-genres. I’ve always read Paranormal and Young Adult, then discovered M/M last year and kept reading until this past summer, when I was very moody due to some personal stuff and picked up Paranormal and Contemporary M/F Romance. Now I’m switching as the mood strikes, but mostly I went back to M/M.

     

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