Saturday, August 28, 2010

Like being in love: Reading

In skimming some of the sites earlier today, it dawned on me. (I love that saying "dawned on me.") Reading is like being in love. As in love, for a short time, we are taken out of ourselves and feel connected with something larger. Whether it's a character, the author, the setting, it's the connection to something that expands while encompassing (a magical word) our being.

Have you fallen in love lately?

random sampling of Google Alerts on query BIBLIOTHERAPY

Ooooo, must re-visit:

academic: (free download/other site charges $30)

A bit off topic but is timely and might be a good resource for bibliotherapy:

Collection of links to pdf documents, many free but others link to pay site (bahumbug) still worth it for the links that deliver:

Interesting "docstoc" articles readable without download or with:

Hello...This is NOT bibliotherapy, this is biblio prophesy:

This on the other hand is a step in the right direction. I could see it on my library's web page:


The concept of bibliotherapy is becoming more widespread and socially acceptable as fact:

Focus on biographies and gifted kids:

Alfred Adler Institute:

Prose before prozac & book clubs as thereapy:

Confused idea of bibliotherapy but nice links to reader related sites:

Links to academic papers that probably requries $$, but could probably be found for free with a bit of searching. (Reminder to self to see what's worth digging up and posting.):

Asperger's syndrome recommendation for a book that is a strong case of reading as therapeutic approach:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Anais Nin

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are” – Anais Nin