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

My reading habits don't really change with my mood. Most of the time, I'm just happy and I read whatever I feel like and as many books as I can. But if I'm stressed, I noticed that I tend to go for the easier books; like fairytales and retellings (although I practically read them all the time.) Those books are so easy and sweet. There is a magical feeling, a nice storyline and there's always a happy ending.
Oh, I lied! Now I think about it, there is one thing that changes: the amount of books. If I'm really busy and stressed, I read less books than average.

When I'm on vacation I'm in a real reading mood. I want to read all day long, just laying in the sun with some lemonade with ice cubes. And that's all I do at the moment, haha, I love it! It's so warm and sunny here in France <3 It's around 30 degrees now. I wish we had this weather in The Netherlands!

One reading habit I really like: the fact that I can read several books at the same time, without any trouble! I like to switch, although there is always one favorite - that's the one I'll finish first.

Keep reading, happy friday and link me up with your reading habits!

24 comments

  1. I definitely agree with you, Mel! I read less books when I'm busy/stressed, and when I'm on holiday I get through about ten books a week. Great answer! :)

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  2. Hey Mel, I enjoyed reading your profile. You sound like a fun person. I'm happy to follow you. You can find me at: http://todayinshenaya.blogspot.com
    FF

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  3. Good answer, I'm the same way, especially when it comes to the number of books i read when I'm stressed. Old follower. Here's my FF: http://meganm922.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-follow-fridayreading-habits.html

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  4. Yaaaa!! Lemonade!!! Fantastic answer, Mel, and you're just like me!! I need sweet, easy reads when I'm depressed as well >_< Retellings are probably the best to go to for me...there's just something very comforting about them ^_^ and woah O_O You talented multi-tasker!! I can't do that!!!

    Have an awesome weekend, Mel, and hope you're enjoying your vacation!! <3

    Vivi's F&F

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  5. Great answer, I love being able to read multiple books at once too!
    Thanks for stopping by - old follower. :)

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  6. Ugh I love fairytale retellings so much. I want to read one so bad now that I've read your post LOL. I agree though, fairytales are nice when you'r stressed because they're sweet and fun and have a happy ending!
    & Thanks for stopping by my FF ! -old follower- (:

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  7. Oh Mel, just a tad (as in majorly) jealous of your location. Next to where I am in Denver, CO, France is my most favorite place. If I was there I would be all about the laying about with lemonade and good book. That certainly would help my mood!

    Thanks for stopping by and following back!

    Otherwhere.Co FF

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  8. Great answer. I haven't read too many fairytale retellings, I'll have to look into them. Thanks for stopping by our FF.

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  9. I agree, Mel. I do think that sometimes my reading influences my mood though haha so I guess you can say the opposite of the prompt!

    Great answer...I'm your newest follower :)

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  10. I read several books at the same time too, switching back n forth without any problems. I think its usually because i'm enjoying one or the other and dont want it to end

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-and-follow-83.html

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  11. I hope you have a great Friday! New Follower..
    Ashley @ #BookNerd

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  12. My reading habits aren't ever really effected by my mood. I read my paranormals despite my mood. They tend to put me in a better mood too!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  13. I also tread towards easier waters when I'm stressed...I guess it's just human nature.

    P.S: I'm a new follower! Don't be afraid to fearlessly visit my "Frivolously Follow Me this Friday!" post. Many thanks to you!

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  14. Great answer. I'm the same.
    New follower.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog =)

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  15. Great answer this week Mel! I totally agree :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my follow Friday!

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  16. Yeah, like you I don't think what I read is based on my mood but how much I read definitely does.

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  17. I still haven't gotten the hang of reading more than one book at once. I tend to pick up one book and just read it straight through to the end.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Hi there!
    New follower here. :)
    Here's my FF/TGIF.
    Have a great day!

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  19. I agree! Sunny weather is a great time to read!! Thanks for hopping by! Old follower :)

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  20. Happy reading! Following back! :)

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  21. When I'm stressed, I usually don't read as much either.... but fairytale retellings are great anytime! I love those. :)
    Also, you're in France?!?! SO jealous!

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  22. I'm glad your happy most of the time as well. :) I'm a one-book-at-a-time kind of girl. It's really interesting seeing all of our differences and similarities.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF, and I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. New follower. :)

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  23. Fantastic answer, happy hopping. New Follower!

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  24. Same here. If I am stressed I read way less.

    Thanks for stopping by mine =D
    Old Follower,
    Becky

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