Thursday, August 2, 2012

Follow Me Friday (10) & Giveaway Winner!



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

My answer: Sometimes when I am feeling down I notice that I tend to read less. You would think that it would be the other way around but for me reading is a happy place and I do not want to read when I am sad. It’s almost like I feel that it will suck all the joy out of the pleasure that I get from reading. My need for different genres changes randomly and that really doesn’t depend on any mood. One day I will just wake up and say, “I really want to read some historical fiction today!” It is like food cravings for pregnant women except with books; mine are random and I want them now!!



Sorry it has taken me a little over 24 hours to get this post up! I have just been overwhelmed today and yesterday with all I have to read in August, not that I am complaining. I am happy to announce the winner of another fabulous giveaway!!

  •               Megan S.

She and I have already corresponded back and forth several times! I love making new friends and finding that I have so much in common with my readers. I hope you enjoy, Megan and thanks to everyone else who followed and participated in this giveaway!

23 comments:

  1. New Linky Follower!
    I think I tend to read less when i'm depressed too but only because I can't concentrate on my read during those times.

    Trish - My FF

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  2. i love your blog! Thanks for ff Chelsey! ff you back!

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  3. I find that I read more when I'm bummed. It always sucks me out of the bad mood that I'm in and makes my day better.

    New follower via GFC

    http://abookishco-op.blogspot.com

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  4. ahaha, I love the analogy to pregnant women's cravings! so cute! Following back ^__^

    Scarlett at Books Before Bed!

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  5. Thanks for such a great giveaway, Chelsey! I am loving our email chats (: Talk to you soon!

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  6. Hopping through. Usually my reading doesn't decrease when I'm sad, but sometimes it can. Really depends.
    My Hop

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  7. My need for different genres changes a lot too. Cute blog:)
    New follower,
    Danna

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  8. Aha, I love your answer! Yes, sometimes if I'm sad I don't want to bring that negativity into my reading...I'm a new GFC follower !!
    My FF

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  9. You are so spot on! My reading is definitely affected by my mood/what's going on in my life. Also, as brutally hot as it has been here in the Midwest, I started reading several books that had a cold, wintery theme ... just to get some fictional *relief* lol

    Mary DeBorde M.A.D. (old follower)

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  10. LOL, wish I was the same I just seem to stay in one or two genres but just this year I have ventured out to mystery 'shock' I know..

    My FF

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  11. LOL "like food cravings for pregnant women except with books!" That happens to me sometimes too!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    following you back :)

    PS: your blog is gorgeous!!

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  12. So you're quite like me then :) And I am a pregnant woman LOL

    Happy Friday!!!

    Here's my #FF post

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  13. I read paranormals constantly despite my mood. They can make me happy anyway since they are what I want to read!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  14. I usually read the cute YA love stories whenever I feel happy. When I'm depressed I read dystopian.

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  15. I never had food cravings while pregnant, but I definitely have book cravings!

    Thanks for stopping by My FF

    New Follower.

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

    ~Keegan
    http://thepaperparadise.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-follow-4.html

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  17. Ohh I too find that when I'm sad I read less, but for me it's because I can't stay focused on the book. Plus I start feeling like I should be doing something about the reason to why I'm sad rather than sitting there reading :/ I do find that I change genre's quite often though.

    New Follower via RSS! :)

    My FF

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  18. Haha, love your answer ^^ I have the same thing. Sometimes, I just wake up with the feeling 'I want to read THAT book'

    Old follower :D

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.nl/2012/08/hosted-by-alison-can-read.html

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  19. I can't say that my moods reflect my book choices. However, I can say that my book choices (when they're great) do elicit emotions!

    Great answer this week! I'm your newest follower :)

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  20. My moods don't change what I'm reading at the time.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature.html

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  21. I read the same amount whether I'm happy or sad, but the genre may change. I'm a new follower via GFC. You can find my FF at http://madhatterreads.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-and-follow-2.html

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  22. First answer I've heard like this. Hopping through.

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  23. Old follower.
    Here's my FF/TGIF.
    Have a great day!

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