It's Feature & Follow Friday and I'm The Featured Blogger!!!

Happy Friday everyone!  It's time for the blog hop hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee, and guess what?!  This blog's the featured blog this week!! Whoo-hoo!

That's right!  This week Lisa's Library is one of the featured blogs for this blog hop!  The other featured blog is I Sold My Soul For Books.  Congrats!

As always, with this blog hop, you make your own post and answer the weekly question.  Then you follow as many participating blogs as you like!  We're all friends here, so if someone visits your blog, be a dear and visit them back!

Here's this week's question:
Do you have a go to genre when you're happy, sad, or angry? - Suggested by Take Me Away....
Hmmmm, good question.  I guess it's not so much the genre as it is the type of story.  If I'm happy, I read something light-hearted and fun, or some book I've been meaning to read for ages, be it a classic or a regular read.  Frequently that means some type of children's fantasy or YA fantasy, but mainly it just has to make me laugh or feel good and productive when reading it.
When I'm sad I tend to do re-reads, particularly of books with happy endings or of stories that are overall optimistic.  Harry Potter has been my comfort series for ages, but if I'm really depressed, I'll read Can't Wait To Get To Heaven, by Fannie Flagg.  That book is so full of good cheer and optimism that I automatically feel loads better afterwards.
When I'm angry (or frustrated), I tend to go for something more thought-provoking, such as a classic or some type of dramatic fiction.  Critical thinking allows me to cool my thoughts a bit, so reading a story that distracts my brain from my own problems helps a lot.

How about you?  What are your go-to reads?
Happy blog-hopping everyone!
-Lisa The Dancing Bookworm  











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  2. Congrats on being a Feature!

    Usually, my moods didn't really effect what I was reading but lately, it has been! I am kind of sick at the moment and so I'm trying to read James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, Firstly, RD is funny, secondly, the book's so great and I LOVE IT! :) It's my first time reading it but when I'm sad or sick, I prefer to turn to Childrens books! :)

    Other times, I just read whatever's available to me! :)

    ~Fari @ My Little Corner For Books

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    1. Children's books are always great go-to when you're feeling down!

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  3. New GFC and Bloglovin follower!

    Great answer! To be honest, I don't really have a go-to genre, I just read whatever I feel like reading. :)

    Here's my FF for the week.

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    1. I almost said the exact same thing! I know I'm definitely mood-driven when selecting my books. It occurred to me though that I do have certain preferences when I'm in certain moods, so I had to think about it some more

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  4. Congrats on the feature! I haven't heard of Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, but of course I've heard of, and loved, the Harry Potter series! Old GFC follower! Here's my FF! Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you! Can't Wait To Get To Heaven is a book by Fannie Flagg. Her stories are those kinds of cozy reads that might make you cry at the end.

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  5. Congrats on being featured!!

    I don't really have a go to genre or read for when I'm in an emotional state! If anything I read whatever I was currently reading! I have too many books to read to be getting choosy.

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thank you!

      I wish I could do that! I've often had to stop reading a book because I wasn't in the right mood to read it at the time.

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  6. Followed! I loved reading your feature.

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  7. Harry Potter is a great comfort read and I must admit the films are my go-to as well :-)
    New Follower. Congratulations on your feature.
    Kirsty xx
    http://kirstylovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/feature-and-follow-friday-the-christmas-hop/

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    1. Thanks! You can't go wrong with Harry Potter!

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  8. Any kind of Young Adult fantasy is always my go-to for almost any mood, and when I'm angry I'm the opposite. I need something lighter or I might get angry when the thought-provoking stops making sense!

    My #FF post :)

    Amber @ Dystopian Wonders

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    1. I had to think about the angry one for a long time. Usually when I'm angry, it's because I'm frustrated with myself and I need to do something productive. So a thought-provoking read makes me feel like I'm doing something productive!

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    2. By the way, I can seem to access your blog! It keeps saying "blog not found". :(
      What's your blog's address so I can visit?

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  9. Congrats on being featured. Old follower just hoping through! I read what I want when I want it and I know that reflects my mood but never really thought about what I read when I am happy or sad..lol.

    Stormi
    Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty much the same and I had to really think about the specifics when it came to this question.

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  10. Congrats on the feature. Such fun answers!

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  11. Congratulations on being featured! Love your answers. New follower via BlogLovin :)

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  12. Congratulations on being featured! Old email follower :-)

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  13. Interesting. I should try some of these ideas for my emotions. :D Now following you via bloglovin', GFC, and G+. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have Merry Christmas! :D

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  14. Congrats on the feature! Thanks for checking out my F&F. Following on GFC and Bloglovin :)

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  15. I'm not a mood reader but I also like to reread when I'm sad and Harry Potter is definitely my go to.

    Congrats on your feature and Happy FF! Old follower.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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  16. Congrats on being featured. Never hears of Can't wait to go to heaven, but it sounds helpful. My FF

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  17. Congrats for being featured!I always read romance especially rom-com,good laugh is not enough! Old follower,my blog:
    Books are my life

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  18. Wow, Congrats on being featured! I bet that feels great!!! I normally try and match my mood with the type of book I read, dark mood = dark books. Happy mood = happy books. I normally don't try and change it up by doing the opposite.

    Check out my FF at Stuffed Shelves

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  19. I have a hard time re-reading books...I'm trying to think if I ever have before and I can't think of one. I know I've tried, but I've made it about 1/4 through and got bored or wanted to read something else by the author :-/ Jessi The Book Cove

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