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by Donna Huber For the A to Z Challenge, I discussed different book genres/categories. Each day, I gave a few details about the genre/catego...

September 21, 2012

FlashFiveFriday: Weather

English: Weather vane, Hartgrove A very apt we...
English: Weather vane, Hartgrove A very apt weather vane on the Old School House. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I'm a mood reader. Depending on what mood I'm in, I might pick up chick-lit or a book about a homicidal maniac. Weather influences reading habits - think about all the "Beach Reads" that were heralded by publishers just a few months ago. Now as we head into fall we are seeing Back to School reads and soon "cozy mysteries" to curl up with by the fire will be the go-to genre. When it is chilly and rainy, there is nothing better than cuddling on the couch with my pets, a cup of cocoa, and a good book.

Are you a mood reader? Does weather influence your choice of reading material? If so, what books/genres are you picking up?

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  1. Great post!! I hope cozy mysteries will be the go to genre, maybe I'll sale more copies. LOL!!

  2. Funnily enough we're taking part in a 'When Seasons Change' hop and all the things you mentioned about this time of year are the things that came to my mind too! Thanks again for taking part in #FlashFiveFriday.

    1. Well you know we've been known to think alike on more than one occasion.

  3. Great post Donna.

    The weather doesn't influence what books I choose to read but it does certainly impact on my mood in general sadly!

  4. Donna - Excellent post and yes, I too consider myself a mood reader. The season and weather definitely has an influence on my choices. However, right now as a newbie to the "Indie" scene, I'm reading work by others in the community that take me out of my seasonal comfort zone, and genre comfort zone to boot. That doesn't change the fact that I'm looking forward to one of the books on my review list that fits perfectly into the cozy mystery by the fire category. Thanks so much for the thought provoking and original post for this week's Flash!