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Sunday, October 18, 2009


What a beautiful Sunday here in St. Louis. Finally the sun is shining. I'm off to get a massage right now (sore neck), but here's what's going on in my reading world.

I don't know why I bother announcing on my blog what I'm going to read in the coming week because I never end up reading those books. Well, some of them I do, but not all. This week there were 3 different books I started reading and just put them aside because I wasn't in the mood for them. For me, it's all about the mood :) Gotta be in the mood for a certain book. I started A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; too long - 500 pages - and just didn't feel like reading a big book. Then I picked up Running to the Mountain by John Katz. Didn't feel like reading that. Then I got Girl Meets God from the library hold list; didn't feel like starting that since I just read Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom. Stray Affections came in the mail yesterday from Goodreads, and it seemed lighthearted and easy to read, so that's what I started last night.

What about you? Does your mood affect your book choices?


Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Completely and totally! I have had books on my shelves for years because I know I really want to read them but yet I pick different books up left and right totally on a whim based on my mood that day. I have discovered some of my favoite authors that way. Jodi Picoult and Beth Gutcheon are two that come to mind.
I needed a book for the train quick and I saw The Pact by Jodi Picoult and I was hooked!

Katie said...

I Lynne, I totally relate! Thanks for stopping by my blog today - I love yours! Seems like you have a great family :)

About Rattled! - I followed her blog on Glamour for some time, so I knew I'd read the book when it came out. My mom was a single mother to my sister and I - don't know how she did it!

Charlene Ann Baumbich said...

My moods affect everything, including whether or not I yell at my computer, so yes. I usually have several books going at once and I move forward with the one that best suits my mood, or fits in my handbag, or I find in the bathroom, or ....

Hm. Perhaps other things affect the course of my reading too! :-)

Curious: Did Stray Affections fit your mood or reading taste?

Unknown said...

Hi Charlene, I haven't gotten to Stray Affections yet, but I will. I keep getting notices from the library that books are ready to pick up and I try to get to those first. My hold list is winding down, though, so I should be getting to Stray Affections soon!

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