Thursday, March 14, 2013
Moody or not?
Today's "Booking Through Thursday" question is:
Does your current mood affect your reading? Affect your choices? I know there are plenty of books I enjoy, but only if I'm in a particular kind of mood–or books that can lift me out of a bad mood without fail. Surely I’m not alone?
I am sure that my mood does affect my reading choices. Like even tho, I love Stephen King, I have to be in the 'mood' to read him. I have to be 'in the mood' to read Chick-Lit also, but I think the question is asking, if you wake up in a melancholy mood, do you tend to choose a different kind of book than if you'd woke up in a happy mood.
I'm sure the answer is yes. But I can't see a pattern with me. Because...I am always happy? Well, more times than not, but everyone has 'moods'. I am just not a moody person--usually. (do not talk to my husband and kids about this).
This doesn't particularly have to do with a 'mood', but when I was pregnant with my first son, 34 years ago, I had just started "The Thornbirds" (which was wildly popular and good and was made into a mini-series for TV), but I was so sick---SO SICK--with morning sickness, that every time I think of that book I hate it. The thought of that book makes me want to puke. (sorry if that is too graphic). I managed to make it thru to the end of the book, but it was a horrible read for me. I hate that book.
On the flip side, when my son was about 10, and got really sick and had to be in bed for a few days, I sat by his side and read "Dr. Doolittle" to him. He loves that book and that is a good memory for him.
So, while those are not moods, I guess our choices of reading material can be influenced by lots of things going on with our lives.
Most of the time tho, a book can take me away and make me feel better--just for having read it.
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