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Do you find that your mood affects the things you read? Like, if you’re in a bad mood, do you tend to indulge in reading that will support it or do you try to read things that will cheer you up? Do you pick different types of books on dreary, rainy days than you do on bright sunny ones?
For that matter, does your mood color what you’re reading, so that a funny book isn’t so funny or a serious one not so deep?
My mood definitely affects the things I read. If I'm in a really bad mood, I won't read because it's guarenteed I won't like whatever I'm reading. Generally though, if I'm feeling down or sick I'll revisit some old favourites and if I'm in a good mood I'll pick up pretty much anything. One of the reasons my reviews are averaged over scores for plot, characters, ending, enjoyment and cover is to prevent my mood from affecting the rating of a book.
I love to read mysteries and horror when it's dreary or rainy, and I love reading darker books in the winter. In the summer I prefer lighter, fun reads so that's when I read a lot of books with a humourous slant.
One thing people who've been reading my blog for a while will notice that December is going to be a little different. I love Christmas and I usually spend the entirety of December snacking on mince pies and candy cane, watching Christmas movies and reading Christmas-themed books. So all my reviews this month will be of books with some kind of Christmas/Winter angle. Nothing overly religious, just books set around this time of year as I'm in a Christmassy mood :)
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