Musing Mondays – Moody

This week’s Musing Mondays, hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading, is:

If you’re a mood reader, what (genre) do your moods usually call you to read?

I’m not really that much of a mood reader, so this question doesn’t really relate to me! I’m a situation reader – my reading is more usually determined by the situation in which I find myself reading. Relaxed reading at home (particularly in bed – I had my first Sunday morning reading in bed in forever yesterday. It was amazing) can be any genre, although nothing scary if I’m home alone! Books that I read on planes have to be deeply absorbing to make me forget that I’m on a flying tube of death. Commute books (i.e. to be read on a bus, in the Underground) can be pretty much any genre as well, as long as they’re not the kind of book where I have to take notes in order to write a sensible review. I have started to get around that by taking photos on my iPhone of passages – and when I come to do the review, I do normally remember what it was that I wanted to say about that bit. Other commuters sometimes give me pretty strange looks.

As far as genres go, my reading is not that varied – literary fiction, crime/mysteries, or thrillers. I’ve read the odd piece of historical fiction (e.g. the Other Boleyn Girl) and my next read (David Nicholls’ Starter for Ten) is a comedy with undertones of romance and “coming-of-age novel”, but I mostly stick to mysteries. I’ve never read much romance and I don’t think I’d have all that much patience with it – like with chick flicks. Except “Four Weddings and a Funeral”. I can watch that often as possible!

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4 thoughts on “Musing Mondays – Moody

  1. caite@a lovely shore breeze 11 April 2011 at 2:38 pm Reply

    yep, I am pretty much all about the mysteries.
    but it is funny, I never really find books scary. movies yes, but books, not so much.

    • readingwithtea 11 April 2011 at 2:56 pm Reply

      Oh yes, movies are much scarier – nothing will convince me to watch the films of the Stieg Larsson books. Still I don’t like to read about ghosts or brutal murder when at home with no one to protect me!

  2. carabossesbakeshop 11 April 2011 at 3:08 pm Reply

    I’m not a huge fan of the romance genre either. I’ll pick one up every once in a while but I’m never satisfied with them.

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