Booking Through Thursday -this weeks question:
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?
I must admit if I'm in any kind of mood reading will relax me and take away any stresses. I love nothing better than to lose myself in a good book. However if I am feeling sad or low I tend not to read books that are sad or depressing as they will make me feel worse :( I've said this before...... but when I need a good laugh I tend to reach for books by Bill Bryson as his humour cracks me up, he is funny!!
Depending on my mood I do find that if I am reading a book that hasn't gripped me, I am more likely to ditch it sooner rather than keep going with it. I lose patience with books like that. I tend to give books up to 50 pages or 40% on my kindle, if I haven't been gripped by then that's it. I have far too many books waiting to be read, I have to be ruthless.