Books as Therapy

I’ve always known that a good book can take you away from your problems, at least for a little while. Apparently, science agrees:

via GalleyCat     Bibliotherapy could help with stress

Do you read to take you away from it all for a while?

Jill James, romance writer
Time of Zombies, Book 2 – coming soon!


About Jill James

Jill is a self-published author with The Lake Willowbee Series and numerous other books in paranormal romance and zompoc romance. She enjoys reading just as much as writing. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @jill_james
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16 Responses to Books as Therapy

  1. MRS N, the Author says:

    I’ve always felt that books are therapeutic and I even have a t-shirt that says: Bibliotherapy. No matter what you’re dealing with, there is a book to help you. 🙂 Happy Friday!

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  2. Kristy Tate says:

    Books are definitely my favorite form of self medication!

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  3. Carol says:

    Books are my go to stress therapy. Well…that and cleaning! But a good book can relieve the stress of the day.

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  4. E. Ayers says:

    Oh, yes! I climb into a book and hide from the world! Which is why I don’t like thrillers, etc. I want to calm down, not send my heart racing as a I turn pages. Light, funny, maybe a cozy whodunit, but the best books are the ones that end with a happily ever after, and most of those fall under the heading of a romance.

    When our girls were little, I’d count pennies in the grocery store with the hopes that I’d have enough to buy a book. Then after I’d get them tucked in at night, I’d fill the bathtub and read. That was my time. It recharged my system, reminded me that I was more than a mommy, cook, and a housekeeper. (That was back when I kept my house clean!)

    Today, reading is a guilty pleasure. I’m usually buried in one of my own stories. I swear my writing has kept me going and kept me from falling apart when the stress has been too much.

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    • Jill James says:

      E., I remember those years of saving change to go to the used-book store and giving back some books so I got store credit. I hate getting rid of books. If I could, I would have my own library/bookstore to save them all. 🙂


  5. leighmorgan1 says:

    Escapism of most sorts is good for the mind and the subconscious—that’s my theory anyway, and I’m sticking to it. 🙂 A good book (it doesn’t have to be great) or a contemplative bit of witticism or poetry can settle the spirit & ignite the imagination. How cool is that? Great post, Jill!

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  6. Mona Risk says:

    Oh yes, I read to relax or forget physical and mental pain. And now I find writing my own stories even more relaxing.

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  7. Joan Reeves says:

    I’m catching up on my blog reading. Yes to bibliotherapy. I also write to escape. *g*

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