Does this sound natural?

"This book has piqued me. Now, I love reading."

If that doesn't work, why? What's the reason? Could you suggest another verb that works?

The definition I got from Merriam Webster: Learner's Dictionary.

1 chiefly US : to cause (curiosity or interest)

The package piqued [=sparked, aroused] my curiosity.

Brightly colored objects pique a baby's interest.

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    Yes, but are you sure you mean that? How about you look it up and post the definitions? Perhaps you mean: has piqued my interest.
    – Lambie
    Jan 8, 2022 at 1:55
  • @Lambie I have looked up. I meant to say "that book has stimulated my mood." So that my mood becomes increased in a positive way.
    – user516076
    Jan 8, 2022 at 1:57
  • Hmm, "mood" alone usually doesn't increase or decrease or get stimulated.
    – cruthers
    Jan 8, 2022 at 2:03
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    According to the definition you quoted, in this sense, "pique" means "cause", and it is only applied to the nouns "curiosity" and "interest". That should give you two reasons why "This book has piqued me" doesn't work.
    – gotube
    Jan 8, 2022 at 2:12
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    "This book has piqued my interest"
    – gotube
    Jan 8, 2022 at 2:21


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