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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’ve never really noticed if mood affects my reading, as I tend to have several books on the go at once and will just pick up whichever one I feel like reading, which tends to be the one I’m enjoying most at any given time. I’m possibly more inclined to read thicker books in the winter, as I like to curl up on the sofa with them; and perhaps lighter-weight paperbacks in the summer, as I read more outdoors, but even so, I carry a paperback in my bag anyway and read my hardbacks at home. The multiple-books tactic also means I can have completely different books on the go at once. I may have an historical fiction, a supernatural thriller, a crime drama and a humorous book dotted around my home, all partially read. I’m not conscious of seeking out one over the others depending on my mood, but perhaps I do on a subconscious level…