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