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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!


  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! :)

  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

  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

  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

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

  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- (:

  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

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

  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 :)

  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


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

  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 :)

  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!

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

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

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my follow Friday!

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

  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!

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

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

  20. Happy reading! Following back! :)

  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!

  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. :)

  23. Fantastic answer, happy hopping. New Follower!

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

    Thanks for stopping by mine =D
    Old Follower,


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