The term MOOD READER is one that most readers are familiar with – and it’s an interesting topic to talk about. I am fascinated by everyone’s thoughts on this – so I thought I would add mine to the mix. The gist?
I am not a mood reader.
This may be twisted logic on what a mood reader IS but I am the type that can pick up just about ANY book and give it a go. I can be super bummed and down because it’s January. It’s cold and rainy and BLEH outside and I will pick up a “beach read.” I can pick up a Christmas themed book and read it in July. (haha, Christmas in July….) I don’t feel like I ever get stuck on a particular genre – or crave a particular genre.
Some might say because of that, I am in the mood for something else. I guess it all depends on what YOUR definition of a mood reader is. For me, it’s someone who reads – or doesn’t read – certain books and/or genres depending on their mood. And I don’t do that.
I create a schedule based on release date and what’s open, think about what books I’ve wanted to read but haven’t – and go with it. Do I change things? Yes. But not because of my mood. Like I said – I can walk over to my book shelf – or browse my kindle – and pick out ANY book and read it. This works out perfectly for when I do the polls, too.
But then I think – does this hinder my enjoyment OR put false positives towards a book? If I am super stressed out because of work, or because of things at home, are those characters going to get on my nerves, when they normally wouldn’t? Would I find something offensive because of my crappy mood when I normally wouldn’t? Would my incredibly good mood increase my love for a book because well, I AM SO HAPPY? I would like to think NO. Yet, I can’t help but wonder.
Tell Me Your Thoughts
- Are you a mood reader?
- If so, how much does if affect your reading habits?
- What is your definition of a MOOD READER?
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.