|My moods like always.|
First lets start by talking about what a mood reader is. Maybe you're a mood reader and you don't even know it!
Do you tend to dislike books more if you're in a bad mood. If you were to read something on a good day and on a bad day would your opinion of the book change?
Do you choose your genres according to how you're feeling? If you're angry, would you be more inclined to high thrillers or would you read contemporary? Maybe you're really fair. That's great! But I'm definitely not.
These below are just a few of my moods and how my reading tastes change. Please enjoy! Hope you guys can relate.
Angry:Wow, this is a fun one. Anger tends to be a bit weird because it changes. When I'm angry I either like to read something I KNOW I'll hate just so I can internally bash it. It's almost like a sort of therapy. However, I know I'm not exactly in my right mind. I never publish posts when I'm angry because it leads to baaad things.
Also when I'm angry I like to read books that talk about social justice so I can feel angry for all the wrongs in the world. And even though this option is a lot more morally correct than the first, I prefer the first.
Cynical/Hateful:Don't get the wrong idea when I use this word. It's a lot different from anger. When I'm cynical, it basically means I'm in the worst mood ever. I'm like pissed off at the world but thankfully it doesn't usually last. Authors beware. However, usually I'll give a completely horrible review to a five star book, re-read the book when I'm all chipper and it'll be fine.
When I'm cynical, I like to go find the really hyped books so I can disprove hype.
Bored:High thriller or high fantasy with action. Note the word "high." If I'm bored, I expect a LOT of action and turns. If there isn't, most likely this mood will drastically affect my thoughts.
Sad:This one is actually a little strange. When I'm sad, I like to enjoy my sadness. This includes reading tragic romances or books where people die and characters fall out of love. Basically I connect best to sad characters when I myself am sad. It's kind of weird, I know. However, when I read sad books when I'm not sad, I feel pretty ignorant and kind of stupid because I'm not really connecting with them.
Scared:Puh-lease. If I'm scared, there's no way I'm going near a book. I'll probably be under my covers because if I hide under them, no monsters can get in.
Disgustingly happy:When I'm happy is the best. I'll literally read everything. I'm also a little stupid because certain genres of books can invoke emotions listed above and below. I'm stupid when I'm happy. But yeah, every genre. However, it also means I'm a little more lenient towards reviews, which can also be bad.
Lovesick/Crushing:This has only happened once and I never want it to happen again. Though it's a little close to the one above, this one is more like I'm actually losing my mind.
When I feel this way, I like to read contemporaries while subbing in my name for the mc and my crush's name for the male lead. (Oh wait, no I don't. That's really weird! *nervous laugh*)
Relaxed:This is the best time for someone like me to read. When I'm relaxed it means I give the best review I can. I'm also moderately feelsy with an open mind. But the amount of times I'm relaxed as a person? PLEASE.
Insecure:This Song Will Save Your Life. That's pretty much it. That's the genre I read when I feel this way. Done.
As always, hope you enjoyed the post! Let me know your moods, I'd love to know. What do you think of mine? I know, I'm a little bit of a feeler. (Well, more like a lot.)