Are you a "mood reader" or a "read in order of receiving" kinda person?
I was thinking about this topic for a while and I have to say that I think I am more of a mood reader, or at least I prefer to read my books that way. I do try to get to my review books in a timely fashion, especially the ones for blog tours, etc. But most of the time the reason a book in my review pile doesn't get read right away is that I am not in the right mood for it. I would hate to give a book a bad review based on the fact that I wasn't in the mood for it, so sometimes my review books wait a little until I am ready for them - or I pick them up, give them a try, put them down and try again later if it's just not working for me.
This week is a perfect example. I'm off work recovering from surgery and I thought what a perfect time to get through those two blog tour books I need to read for this week and next week. But what did I do? Picked up a copy of Monster High that I borrowed from my niece instead. I wasn't in the mood for the review books at all. Now I'm at the point where I can get back into my two review books and hopefully just fly through the pages. It's almost like going through a reading slump and then finding that one book that you've just been dying to read and it brings you back into the reading/reviewing world again.
My BFF, Aislynn, says:
"I'm definitely a mood reader - the book has to really get my attention for me to pick it up and devour it. I have several books sitting in my 'to be read' pile that I know I have to read, but they are a lot 'heavier' then I normally read, and I just haven't been in the mood for that type of book. I agree that sometimes waiting will alter how I see a book - if I'm "forced" to read it I might not truly enjoy the book the way I should."
My fiancee, Greg, says:
"I like reading books that I know I'm going to enjoy at that moment. I read what I want to read. Even if I received a bunch of books as gifts, I don't read them in the order that I received them, I read them based on my mood or based on if it's part of a series I know I already enjoy."
Do your book moods change like those of a mood ring?