I like to think of myself as a mood reader. I go through phases where all that I’ll want to read is contemporary (the current one I’m getting out of), or dystopian, or sci-fi, or historical fiction, even cheesey romances (we all have this craving at some point though, right?).
For the “non-professional” readers out there, this is totally fine. Great, actually! You can wander into the bookstore and ask the bookseller, “Do you have more books like this? I just finished reading this and I want something just like it!” But for us bloggers and “professional” book readers, we’re under time constraints and it can be difficult. What if I don’t feel like reading this book right now? But it comes out next week and I’d hate to let the publisher down by not reviewing it when I agreed.
So yes, I confess that sometimes reading review books can feel constraining. Sometimes I don’t like a book as much as I would have had I been in the right mood for. But that’s okay, because I think we’re really all like this. I find it hard to believe that some people can just pick of any random book at any given time and fall in love with it.
Does mood reading make being a book blogger difficult for you sometimes, too?