Why hello there everyone! It’s me, Nori, with a discussion post. *cues gasp* I know, I know, I haven’t had one of these in a while, but the idea just popped into my brain, and so I decided to share it!
Recently I have been in a reading slump. I’m not going to lie- it’s horrible. While I’ve had “reading slumps” before, I never really thought much of them. I generally just thought that I wasn’t reading because I didn’t have any time. But for the past two weeks or so, I haven’t read even when I have had some time to spare. What is happening to me? I really don’t know.
But today, today I finally had a tiny urge to read. I was excited, and then I realized- WHAT SHOULD I READ? After all, I don’t want to read a book that I’m not in the mood for, because it could cause me to go back into a reading slump. I need the perfect book to get me out of this slump.
And then, after that thought appeared in my head, one specific genre started calling my name. “Pick me, I’m sweet and cute and fluffy contemporary! I’ll make you smile! Read me!”
After thinking about it, I realized that I tend to pick specific genres based on my mood. I read light contemporary when I want to smile or when I’m tired, whereas I generally read dark contemporary sandwiched between two fantasy books. I read fantasy when I’m looking for something to inspire me, and when I want to escape this world. I generally read historical fiction after I read a contemporary novel.
Does this happen to you? Do you generally read books based on your mood? Let me know in the comments below!