Thursday, August 2, 2012

Feature & Follow [21]


Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It is a fun way to meet new bloggers and to keep in touch with bloggers you already know!  Please feel free to follow us via Linky, e-mail or GFC.  If you leave a comment and link, we will visit your blog, too!  Check us out on Twitter:  Cat and Jamie.

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

A: Yes and no.  Rarely do I chose a book based on whether I'm sad or happy.  However, I sometimes need to be in the right mood in order to read a book.  For example, a few weeks ago, I had read J. C. Daniels' Blade Song, Sylvia Day's A Hunger So Wild, and Jennifer Armentrout's Onyx, all of which I loved. 

I couldn't get into any book I was picking up after those wonderful reads, until one of my blogger buddies, cough**Miss Vain** insisted suggested that I read Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster.  That book set the stage for several weeks of reading mature YA books.  After Beautiful Disaster, I read Tammara Webber's Easy, Jamie McGuire's Providence and Requiem, and Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me.  Then I attempted to pick up Slave, a BDSM book that has received high ratings and I just couldn't bring myself to get into it.  So I reversed and picked up another awesome mature YA, Pushing the Limits by by Katie McGarry.  As of now, I think I got the YA out of my system.  I'm currently reading a kick-ass urban fantasy, but I'm sure I'll be int he mood for more angst, melodrama and smut sooner rather than later ;-)

Do you need to be in a certain mood to read a particular type of book?  Let us know!  We love hearing from you!


Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. I often need to be in the right mood to read a kind of book, although I can't really define what that mood is.
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Antonietta Scrofani said...

Hi stopping by from the hop! Get me back at

Yes, I do have to be in the mood to read a certain kind of book. If I'm not "feeling" it, then I don't absorb anything.

missbookreviews said...

I too find that I go through stages of what books I like to read!

New Follower via RSS! :)


Scarlett said...

I totally know what you mean about book hangovers and getting into a certain type. I wouldn't have picked up blade song from the cover (yeah, it happens) but tons of people have really liked it so I'm excited to try it. Totally a new follower via GFC!

Here's a link to mine, Scarlett at Books Before Bed!

A.N. Lewis said...

Stopping by. Hi!!!! Great answer.

Auggie said...

I've been wanting to read Beautiful Disaster. It's on my TBR pile... I just haven't gotten to it yet. Hm. I might have to move it further to the front!

I tend to get into the same type of book if a particular one in the genre was really good. That's how I fell into magical middlegrade. Diana Wynne Jones books kept me in the middlegrade fiction section for hours rifling through the books to find similar genres!

Zabet said...

Pushing the limits is next on my list!

Thanks for stopping by My FF

Ashley Williams said...

I loved beautiful disaster!! I also love the title of your blog.. hehe
I hope you have a great Friday! New Follower..
Ashley @ #BookNerd

Tribute Books Mama said...

good answer,just hopping by.

Liesel K Hill said...

Great answer! Just hopping though. New follower via GFC. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

x) Ruty said...

Thanks for the follow, following back via GFC


Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

Thank you for the shout out love Jamie!!!! I'll go ahead and take credit for your newest obsession of Mature-YA reads. *cough* Christian Grey *cough* LMAO Happy Friday!! :P XOXO

Shane said...

Similar answer to mine.

old follower

Megan said...

Cute blog!! Thanks for stopping by my post. New GFC follower :)


Traci Horton said...

Great answer! Thanks for stopping by my FF today. Following you back via GFC.

Jennifer said...

I go through genre splurges like that too. Right now I'm obsessed with YA paranormals like the Bloodlines series and Jennifer Estep's Mythos Academy. Old follower.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

Elle :] said...

I totally agree!! Sometimes I can't get back into my favorite genre until something really amazing gets me back into it. Thanks for hopping by!! New follower :)

Chrystina Williams said...

I agree, I get that way sometimes too!Thanks so much for stopping by, I'm an old follower :) Hope you have a great weekend!

Chrystina @Book Liaison

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