Grab a coffee and have a talk with me about bookish things!
Something curious has been happening to me lately. I sit to read a book and I hate it! Then I put it down, pick it up days or weeks later and I am just fine with it. What is happening?!?!?! I think it’s my mood.
Life is crazy right now therefore my mood is all over the place. We are opening up our home to foster babies. Essentially we are about to have a baby. Although, I am not going through the pregnancy hormones, I think my mommy instincts have catalyzed some kind of hormonal changes… because people I am all over the place! So I can handle this in my life outside of reading, but mood, affecting reading?!?!?!… I had never noticed it before now.
Why is this important or even a factor? Given that I am a reviewer I owe to the authors and my audience to have as fair and object perspective as my personal bias will allow. Of course, I have to be myself when doing a review. Though I feel if my perspective is being clouded by being tired or my mood. I feel like I am responsible to take note of that and act accordingly.
If I am reading a book and my mind along with my our emotions are somewhere else, I would say I am not giving that book a fair chance. Yes I will concede that sometimes that means the book is just boring and should move on. Yet, what about those times when it really is all about you? That brings me to this question:
How does mood affect your reading and how do you deal with it?