Feature and Follow Friday #2

Friday, August 3, 2012 12:54 AM

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. If you'd like to know more, click the button above.

This week's question is: 

Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy?

Definitely. It's the opposite of what you'd expect. When I'm sad, I read horror books or dark fantasy. Like Stephen King. Because then I realize life's good. Hey, I don't have a serial killer chasing after me with an axe. That mean's life's pretty good. No murderous ghosts? I'm swell. No vampires or werewolves or vamperwolf thingie attacking me. That's a cause for celebration.

When I'm happy, I read romance or young adult or fantasy because then I appreciate the warm, fuzzy bits all the more. Or the beautiful parts. If I'm sad, that's not happening. It's a cookie dough on the spoon and ax-wielding murderer kind of night. 

But usually I don't even know what book mood I'm in. I just kinda go with it, start reading a book, and I might have to change midsentence. 

Happy reading,



  1. LOL, never thought about it like that maybe I should try horror more :).

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  2. Great reasoning. Thanks for following and stopping by. Following back!

    Scarlett at Books Before Bed

  3. Haha! That's actually really thoughtful. Amazing answer Courtney! Thanks for sharing <3

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    xoxo, Mariam

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  4. Stopping by from the Follow Friday hop, have a great weekend and stop by my blog if you have the time. I’m a new follower

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  5. Yep, I do that, change books mid sentence because its just not right for the moment.

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    Delirious About Book

  6. I like how you explained it :)

    Happy Friday!!!

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  7. Hahahaha great answer! Loved it! :) New follower!

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  8. Thanks for dropping by and following my blog! I'm a new GFC follower ! My FF

  9. Haha! Great answer! Welcome to the book blogging community - I'm rather new also. Thanks for stopping by and following! Followed you back. :)

    Happy Friday!

  10. Happy Friday! Hopping through!
    Have a great day, new follower!


  11. Love your answer! I'm the opposite. I'm cookie dough on a spoon with a contemporary romance, but for the same reason...to show that life will get better. My Feature & Follow Friday Post

  12. I hope you have a great Friday! New Follower..
    Ashley @ #BookNerd

  13. I do often pick up the darker thrillers or horror books when I'm sad, but for a different reason. I get SO absorbed into them that I forget what is bad. ;)

  14. Ohh I really like your answer! :D I'm a new follower via GFC !
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  15. new follower :)

    Great answer this week!! I love your blog design :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my follow Friday!

    1. Thanks! Just got the design!

  16. For me I find my mood changes the genre that I want to read. I go through blocks where I only read one genre, then I randomly change to another one. But I don't find myself reading certain books because of the way I feel. Although I do find that the way I feel has an impact on how much I enjoy the book! So if I'm angry or sad I try and take a break from reading till I get over it :)

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  17. Interesting answer. I understand your reasoning because it's similar to how I pick my books. Thanks for stopping by my FF :0) I followed you back via GFC.

  18. Love you answer! Thanks so much for stopping by, new GFC follower :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    Chrystina @BookLiaison


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