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Welcome to week 463!


*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your ereader.
If you have to improvise, that is okay.

*Find a snippet, short and sweet.

*Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below.

Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

Happy weekend to you all!

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Read my review.

Here is my snippet from page 56...

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Q: What is your opinion of bibliotherapy? Do you think this is a useful way of dealing with psychological issues? If you've used it yourself, or know someone who has, what book(s) would you recommend?
A: I need to look up bibliotherapy... just a second...
Bibliotherapy (also referred to as "book therapy" poetry therapy or therapeutic storytelling) is a creative arts therapies modality that involves storytelling or the reading of specific texts with the purpose of healing. It uses an individual's relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as therapy. Bibliotherapy is often combined with writing therapy. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression. A 3 year follow up study has suggested that the results are long-lasting. ~ Referenced from Wikipedia
So my answer is no. Having not heard of it, I didn't think so but wanted to be sure. I'm not going to comment on whether it's useful or not, I still just don't know enough about it. I'm sure reading has benefits though, psychologically, even if you're not being treated with depression. Being able to get away via books and story can be very gratifying!

**This is a weekly book meme. Compensation may be earned from the link within.


  1. I want to read this one. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I had not heard of bibliotherapy before but I have heard of using the arts so, make sense. I'd probably be willing to try.

    I like the quotes and I can even relate.

    Have a good weekend!

  3. Probably not something I'd pick up, but I hope you enjoy. Happy weekend!

  4. This book seems interesting. Enjoy your current read!

  5. I'd never heard of this book before. It seems like it'd be an interesting read, but not quite for me. I think I'd have the same reaction as you had. I like my nonfiction such as this to have a funnier bent, generally. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I don't usually do memoirs but this sounds like it could be fun. Have a great weekend!

  7. Hmmm, I like Anna Faris--I can't decide if I would like this. Maybe as an audio book it would be fun.

  8. i hope to get back to this meme soon. i watch anna's tv show all the time. i love it. as far a bibliotherapy or whatever it is. if it helps, read. it sure works for me. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. I love watching Mom too, but she is nothing like any of her characters irl... it definitely comes across in her book.

  9. I don't really go in for celebrity memoirs myself, but I hope you enjoy it.

  10. Anna Farris is so cute. Not sure if I like the quotes, though.

  11. The first role I ever saw Anna is was the movie The House Bunny. It was hysterical. Also the first time I had ever seen Emma Stone. My sister and I watched it several days in a row and laughed our butt of each time. It was just the right kind of "stupid-fun" you need in your life at times.
    Thank you for checking out my blog yesterday and adding me. I'm just making my rounds today. I'd love if your readers would check out my day later Friday 56 . . . I was away from home all day yesterday and never got to tell you about my Cozy Food Friday! So, please head over today and check it out. The awesome book is by author Gayle Leeson, and it features the easiest recipe you will ever make! Gayle Trent


  12. Sorry for the mess of a link I sent earlier. That was my whole FB post! Yikes. Here is the right direct link. Gayle Trent

  13. Can't say I've heard of Bibliotherapy myself! Needless to say, I've never practised it either but I HAVE used books as an escape and to soothe many times. :)


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