Aug 2, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday {3}


Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read that gives bloggers the opportunity to gain followers and meet other bloggers!

This Week's Question...

Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy?



I'm going to have to give a big yes to this one! Whenever I'm scanning through my bookshelf, trying to pick a book to read, my mood at that moment greatly determines what book I choose. For example, when I'm stressed or upset about something, I go for a book that looks extra happy and swoon worthy. But when I'm in a really good mood, darker books are always more appealing. I guess I kind of live by that saying, "We all want what we don't have." If I'm happy, I want to be sad....If I'm sad, I want to be happy...man, I'm difficult ! *Embraces Bipolar-ness* ;P

Thanks for sticking around and reading my answer to this week's FF question! If you subscribe to my blog, be sure to leave a comment and I'll make sure I follow you back! See you next Friday!

Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3

103 comments:

  1. Oh that's interesting: a dark read when your happy?! wow. I couldn't do that. I want happy books all the time!

    Trish - My FF

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    1. Being happy makes me better equipped to handle darker reads...if I'm in a down mood and read something dark I become mush, lol!

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  2. I am a shelf scanner too and I usually have to read and re-read the backs of the books before I can pick out the one that I like.

    New follower (:

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

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    1. I have this dilemma too- I take forever to choose a book to read :P I'm now following you !

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  3. I commend you for dark reading while your happy. I couldn't do it.

    Old follower.

    http://abookishco-op.blogspot.com

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    1. same here. hehehe.. following back!

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    2. LOL- thanks for stopping by and commenting :) Thanks for the follow Kisskit :)

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  4. Thanks for dropping by...following back! :-)

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  5. yay for bi-polar bookness! good answer. Following back! ^__^

    Scarlett at Books Before Bed

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  6. Ha, that really is true. Always wanting to read about the opposite feeling you are in. The only thing is I get a little TOO lost in the books so when a character is angry at her boyfriend I tend to lash out at mine too and then have to apologize to him later for it (tehe).

    New Follower,
    Becky
    http://bookbitereviews.blogspot.com/2012/08/follow-friday-27.html

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    1. LOL, I laughed so hard while reading your comment :D It's funny how books can sometimes change our mood! I know when I'm upset with a character or plot in a certain book, I get in a really sour mood ! They've got so much power over me :P Thanks for the follow, I'm following back !

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  7. I have a love/hate relationship with dark and/or sad books. Great answer!
    New follower,
    Danna

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    1. I'm going to have to agree with you there...I like darker books a lot more than sad books though. Darker books are just more interesting to me...sad books are just very depressing. I'm following you!

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  8. If I am angsty I want to read gore. If I am happy I totally want something steamy. Weird... We all want what we can't have for shiz.

    Thanks for stopping by! BTW I love me some Damon on your sidebar :)

    Otherwhere.Co FF

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    1. I know! Aha...Damon does add something extra to that sidebar ;P Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!

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  9. A nice answer! I pretty much read the opposite to how I am feeling at the time.

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/feature-follow-friday-3rd-april.html

    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thanks! I'm a new follower at your blog :)

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Now following back via GFC :)

    Loved your answer btw! I get like that too sometimes, wanting exactly the opposite of how I'm feeling!

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    1. Aww love knowing I'm not the only one :P Thanks for the follow !

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  11. Hopping through. My mood doesn't often influence the books I read but they do influence my patience with books.
    My Hop

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Alison =D I commented on your FF !

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  12. LOL, I haven't tried that I might and see what happens.

    My FF

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  13. Hey Caitlin! Oh that saying is sooo right! I'm a bit of a moody person.. It's the Libra in me ^_^ But when it comes to books I'm not that moody. I'll read the books in my genre until I feel the need to genre hop.. lawd knows I'm a genre hoppin' ho! ;) shh don't tell no one! Great answer!

    Following you back via GFC <3

    Thanks for stopping by My FF

    Ana♥ @ Beach Bum Reads

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    1. Don't worry...your secret is safe with me, lol ;) Thank-you so much for following !

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  14. I'm bipolar like that sometimes as well! But more often than not, just reading will put me in a better mood :)
    Here's my FF
    old follower :)

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    1. Agreed- simple reading can brighten my mood :D Thanks for stopping by !

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  15. I also really love darker reads when I am happy. For some reason, reading about someone else's misery just makes me happier. But that's probably not very nice of me :)

    Thank you for stopping by. I'm a new follower.

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    1. Ohhh I never thought about it that way....maybe that's why I love reading other people's problems when I'm happy ;P Thanks for following!

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  16. I've never really paid too much attention to how my mood directly affects which genre I'm choosing but I'm sure I probably do this too. Thanks for stopping by our FF.

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  17. I'm the exact opposite. :) I read dark books when sad and happy books when happy to match my mood. But you should definitely embrace your bipolarness! It's a cool way of picking books.

    New follower!

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  18. My mood at the time determines what book I choose too.
    Thanks for stopping by, and I'm following you back. =)

    Sabina
    Delirious About Books

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    1. Thanks for following and leaving a comment- it's much appreciated =D

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  19. I understand!! I let my emotions rule me when I'm skimming through my bookshelves! Thanks for hopping by!! New follower :)

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    1. Thank-you for following me! It's funny how our emotions can affect how we do simple things like choosing a book :P

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  20. New follower here! "embraces bipolar-ness"...haha, made me smile!

    http://mkayforever.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww, glad I could make you smile ! I stopped by and followed your blog- thanks for following! :)

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  21. I get you completely. Check out my answer to see why ;)

    Happy Friday!!!

    Here's my #FF post

    Oh, and I'm a new follower. I'd love it if you could return the favor ;)

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    1. Oh wow, we do feel the same way! Thanks for the follow- I followed you back!

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  22. Hahaha we're total opposites!
    Lovely blog, Caitlin (my favorite girl name!). I'm a new follower. ;)

    My FF post

    Best

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    1. Thank-you so much- love your name too (so original!) I stopped by and followed your blog :)

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  23. Oh we are all just embracing our moodiness this week! Love it! I always grab something less heavy when I want a pick-me-up! I'm a new GFC follower. :)

    My FF

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    1. Oh, books are the perfect pick-me-up! Love it! I'm now following you!

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  24. Same way here! Whenever I am feeling down I try to pick something that I know will make me happy! :) New follower!

    My FF:
    http://oliviasbookaholiclife.blogspot.com/2012/08/follow-friday-8.html

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    1. Happy books are perfect when your feeling down! Thanks for following- I'm now following you! :)

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  25. I am seeing that more and more today where people pick the opposite of their mood.

    Thanks for stopping by My FF

    New Follower.

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    1. Glad to hear I'm not the only one! Thank-you for the follow !

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  26. Happy Friday! Hopping through!
    Have a great day, new follower!

    ~Keegan
    http://thepaperparadise.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature-follow-4.html

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  27. Lol your answer made me smile! I'm not really that way though. If anything, if I'm in a sad or depressed mood I MAY look for a sadder book just so I can get the satisfaction that someone is doing worse than me... because I am not a good person lol that's mean... but that rarely ever happens. New follower! And thanks for visiting my blog!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

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    1. Aha- I sometimes take pleasure out of character's pain too :P Glad I was able to make you smile! Thanks for following! =D

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  28. See, I do the opposite thing with movies! When I'm in a really good mood, I won't mind picking up a generally dark or bitter-sweet movie. When I'm sad, the last thing I want to see is a sad movie or a horror flick!

    With books, I tend not to follow that same pattern. Not sure why... Hm! There's one for the scientists I suppose!

    Following via GFC and also Twitter!

    Happy Friday!

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    1. That's funny- it's weird how that works! Thank-you for following!

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  29. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow! New GFC follower :) Have a great week-end!!

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  30. That's interesting. I find that my mood makes me want to change genre. Ohh reading sasd books when you're happy?! I find I can never read sad books because it makes me sad well after I've finished it :/

    New Follower via RSS! :)

    My FF

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    1. I read more dark than sad but yeah, if I read those books when I was down...it wouldn't be good :P I followed your blog and twitter!

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  31. Yep, my mood habits are totally in the opposite direction of yours! :)

    Returning the favor of your stop @ My blog.

    Old follower via GFC.

    Shelley @ Gizmos Reviews

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  32. Hey New follower and fellow teen bookworm x. :)
    http://ebonyblacklines.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi! I love meeting other teen book lovers :D
      I'm a new follower!

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  33. I'm the same way, except books don't usually upset me if I'm happy. Well, I can usually let go of the sadness pretty quickly after the book is over anyway. I do try to read emotional stories when I'm in a good mood, though. And a happy book usually puts a bounce in my step when I'm feeling down. Hmm...kind of strange that an emotional book doesn't affect my mood much, but a positive story does... Oh well. I guess that's a good thing??? lol!

    Thanks for the visit and follow! Following you, too. :)

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    1. Really?! I wish I was that way! Like, if I read anything by Nicholas Sparks, I'm depressed for weeks.....I tend to stay away from him :P Thanks for the follow!

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  34. Great answer! :)
    Thanks for stopping by. New follower.

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  35. My mood doesn't affect what I'm reading at the time.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/08/feature.html

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  36. You're so right about "We want what we don't have", I recognize myself! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following you back via GFC :)

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  37. I love ur answer! I'm a bit opposite but sometimes I'll change it up a bit! Following back!

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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  38. Thanks for the follow, following back via GFC

    BTW! I loved your answer. It's funny that you read opposite things according to your mood.

    Ruty
    Reading...Dreaming

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    1. LOL, I thought so :P Thank-you so much for following back !

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  39. Thank you for stopping by and following me, I'm following you back. Have a great weekend.

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  40. Thanks for dropping in; returned the follow. :)

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    1. Thank-you for following! Have a great weekend!

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  41. Hee hee! At least you know you're not alone! Seeing several bloggers who agree with you!

    Thanks for following my blog! Returning the follow and the visit!


    Have a GREAT weekend!

    NEW Follower :D

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    1. I know right?! I was so relieved! :P Thank-you for following !

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  42. Thanks for stopping by my FF today. Following you back via GFC.

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  43. Great answer. Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate the follow. Following you back via GFC.

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  44. new follower :)
    Great answer this week!! I LOVE LOVE your blog design!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my follow Friday!

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    1. Aww thank-you :) I appreciate the follow !

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  45. I think mood can certainly dictate shopping, good answer.

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  46. Great answer! I've never thought of picking up a book with a tone that's the opposite of the mood I'm in. I'll have to give that a try some time.

    Old follower. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I find it works for me :P Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment :)

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  47. Fair answer. My habits don't necessarily change my genre, but a bad mood will often drive me to switch things up.

    New follower!

    Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

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  48. Bipolar-ness? Ha! I think you're just human :-)

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  49. Hey!
    Thanks for stopping by and following.
    Old Follower! :)
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank-you for dropping by- it's much appreciated !

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  50. it's interesting that you look for the book that's opposite your current mood. :) thanks for sharing!
    thanks for stopping by the blog and for the follow.
    here to return the favor via gfc :) i hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    hop on over anytime

    Aspen

    http://inner-aspen.blogspot.com

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