Disclaimer: before I start I’m not looking for sympathy with this post, but a little empathy never hurts. Thank you =)
Hey bookworms! So I wasn’t planning on posting this tonight, but I feel this discussion will come out better if I post it spur of the moment and raw. I make it no secret to be honest on my blog and sometimes maybe I’m too honest… My blog and my twitter are my safe spaces though the place I’m not looked at weird for talking about books, shows, movies or even my life. So that being said if you follow me on Twitter you know I’ve been struggling with depression which is usually seasonal, add in the drama in my family which is at a high, or hits harder when I’m not occupied with school or work. Which while I’m trying to stay positive that I’ll find a job soon, the hunt hasn’t been easy.
All that being said I was thinking tonight while I was coloring and listening to an audio book (if you’re curious you can see on my Instagram). I came to the realization my mood has kept me from really falling me in love. I’ve been a little harsher in my reviews, and I have had very few five star books on my Goodreads, it has been five months into the year. I also think this is why I have putting off my most anticipated reads of 2016 because I want to enjoy them to the fullest extent.
So my question bookworm is: Does our mood affect our rating more than we’re at a good point in our lives when we aren’t jaded? Do we take it out on the book we’re reading? Honestly I feel I am. I really do want to use my books for coping, but I haven’t been able to sink in on my own… I want that Dopamine high that you get when you read a really good book! I am hoping my mood improves soon, so that I can enjoy the books the way they deserve to be. For now coloring has been a good way to turn off my brain! I definitely recommend adult coloring books if you haven’t tried them!
So bookworms I hope you enjoyed this short little book talk! I hope you’re all are doing well! Does your mood affect your rating or reading? What are your coping methods when your feeling down? Do you have a favorite coloring book that your addicted to? Please let me know in the comments down below! As always I love to talk because it makes me feel better and less alone. Happy Reading!