Let’s talk about anything bookish!
If you have been following my blog, you will know that I am a mood reader. What this means is that I pick a book based on my moods or what I’m currently feeling. This also means that I am unable to follow any sort of TBR or any sort of themed challenge where I pick the books that I will be reading for a specified period.
I joined the ARC August challenge last month and it was clearly obvious based on my challenge results that I ultimately failed the challenge. See, I lined up books that I promised I would read for the month and I didn’t follow through. I ended up reading ARCs that were not on my list at all.
I know, I’m weird.
And it sucks!
Basically, I am guaranteed NOT to ever finish a challenge where I list down books to read because I already know that I won’t be able to read these books (for the most part).
Now, here is why it sucks.
As I mentioned above, I am guaranteed not to win these types of challenges. And yeah, it sucks for me because it ultimately reinforces the fact that I will always fail. KWIM?
This is precisely why I don’t join a lot of themed challenges. As evidenced by my progress in the Flights of Fantasy challenge.
It also sucks when the books I am lined up to read are ARCs because this means that there is a deadline for when I can post a review. I don’t strictly follow this, though but I do try to post a review a couple of weeks before or after the book is released. So now, what happens when you are a mood reader? Well, this means that I may or may not read the book in time for me to post a review around the release date.
One of the most irritating (in my opinion) thing about being a mood reader is that I almost always book hop. That is, I read multiple books at the same time and stop in between reading a book to read another one. This happens when the current book I’m reading doesn’t suck me in.
As a result, I forget the plot of the books that I am reading. This usually happens when weeks pass and I didn’t get back to the book that I abandoned.
I admit. I am a book abandon-er (if there is such a word). *hides in shame*
Obviously, I know my faults but it’s also very hard to stop myself from being a mood reader. Sometimes this annoys me to no end.
Through the years, I have learned to embrace this flaw. I try not get too anxious and pressured when I read.
And yes, I embrace being a mood reader. Even though it sucks, sometimes.
Are you a mood reader?
What are the ways you do to avoid jumping from one book to another?