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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!


Trish said...

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

Kisskit katey said...

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

Nick said...

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


Scarlett said...

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

Scarlett at Books Before Bed!

Megan Stoltz said...

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

Alison Can Read said...

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

Danna (Bananas For Books) said...

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

Caitlin YA Bookworm said...

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 !!

M.A.D. said...

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)

BLHmistress said...

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..


Joie said...

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!!

Vanya D. said...

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

Happy Friday!!!

Here's my #FF post

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

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 :)

starryblue said...

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

Zabet said...

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

Thanks for stopping by My FF

New Follower.

Keegan Shayne said...

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


missbookreviews said...

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! :)


Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

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


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

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 :)

Tribute Books Mama said...

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


Traci Horton said...

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

A.N. Lewis said...

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

Michelle Sedeño said...

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


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