Mood reading isn’t a phrase I was familiar with before I started book blogging. The concept, though, is something familiar to every bookworm. Essentially, it’s when you’ll only read something based on your mood. Pretty simple, right? Some days you could be feeling a nice and easy romance, other days an intense high fantasy. You know, based on your mood. And that makes total sense to me. Most of the time, after reading a fantasy, I have to take a break with a contemporary or historical fiction. That’s just how I work. Or some days when I’m feeling tired or just because I feel like it, I will not go near a fantasy book.
And since I started blogging, I’ve noticed so many people who keep saying “because I’m a mood reader…” Most of the time, they’re saying they won’t stick to a TBR list because they’re a mood reader. And that makes sense to me. I make lists, but I won’t always stick to them. But one thing I’ve never seen is someone say they’re not a mood reader. And then I started thinking…what would even a non-mood reader be? This question had me all like this:
I don’t mean to belittle you if you feel like you’re not a mood reader. And also maybe I’m missing some big, glaring, obvious thing that would answer my question…but I just want to understand other people’s perspectives on this! I’ve seen many, many bloggers say they’re mood readers. But I’ve never once seen someone say otherwise. So I want to understand what you’re thinking if you consider yourself to be a non-mood reader. How do you pick out the books you’re going to read? What are you thought processes? Tell me, please!
Or maybe even my definition of mood reading is not that well defined. And although I feel like someone is going to explain it to me, and I’m going to realize that it was an obvious answer…but despite that, help me become more like this guy:
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think being a mood reader means something else? Do non-mood readers exist or is everyone a mood reader in some way?