Hi everyone! How’s your Monday going? I had a very typical case of the Mondays today and even though it’s only 8:35 pm I feel like I’m ready to curl up in bed and read. But, as I was about to crawl into bed, I realized I didn’t want to read the book that I have on-the-go. (Speaking of which, I really have to update my “Currently reading” section.) I’m not normally a mood reader, so this realization took me by surprise.
This got me thinking: do you read to match your mood, or go the complete opposite route? When it comes to music I find misery loves company, and I love listening to sad, almost whiny music. But as I find myself feeling “blah,” I’m leaning more towards a humorous read or even some non-fiction. I went to the bookstore today after work (how else does a bookworm pick herself up after a long day?) and picked up this month’s issue of Quill and Quire magazine as well as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists. I think those are going to be great companions for tonight. If I was in the mood to start a longer novel though, I think I’d probably follow my own advice and pick up something that could help me read away my (winter) blues.
Are you a mood reader? Do you like reading sad books when you’re feeling down, or do you try to cheer yourself up by reading something lighter?