Thursday, 5 October 2017

Chuckles Chat #37 Book Therapy!

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This Week we look at Book Therapy and excuses to buy more!
You know the feeling don't you? It has been a really long day at work, your boss is nagging you, you're understaffed, a deadline looming, and the day can't end soon enough for you. Or you are at home looking after the kids who are running riot while you try to maintain some order and your head is pounding from the screaming. Maybe you are out shopping and there are a string of people in front of you who are taking forever to pick a credit card to pay with or they have forgotten their pin and think that is in some way funny as you fume behind them. Perhaps you have been feeling ill all week or some git has parked across your driveway and won't bloody move however much you yell at him...

Well my friends, it is time for Book Therapy! Here I look at the ways in which books make you feel better, and there are ready made excuses to use for a partner who nags you about buying more books...
1) Medicinal Book Therapy
Did you know that the very pages of a book have an ancient healing power, hmm? Just by opening one, it floods into your fingers through osmosis, slithers into your brain, erases your foul mood and transports you to a whole new world where you can forget about everything for a while. How magical is that! Doesn't it just make you want to buy more? It is good for your health so you really should do it...


2) Security Book Therapy
Not only are books great fun to read but they provide needed security in your home. Yes they do! Each time you buy a big doorstep of a book, that is another weapon to knock your burglars unconscious with. Every pile of books that you leave lying on the floor are weapons to trip up the unwary intruder. Every loaded bookshelf can be used to block doors or bury the psycho intent on causing you harm. Don't you think that you should have more books for home security?


3) Artistic Therapy
Who doesn't want some colour in their lives! Think of how gorgeous those shelves look with all those colours shining back at you. Think of picking up individual books and smiling happily as you look at the pretty covers! You can't put a price on that can you? The feeling of calm and happy that floods through you when you look at your precciioouusss...so buy more...


4) Financial Therapy 
There is nothing more satisfying than going into a bookshop and struggling out with a pile in your hand, or the utter buzz of unpacking all those amazon boxes that have just arrived! Who needs money anyway??? Why spend it on boring things like rent and food when you can do the book splurge thing! It's good to get the moths released from your purse as well...


5) Educational Therapy
We are always being taught to learn more about the world around us so how better to do that than by reading books? You can learn how to do DIY, grow your own food, start cross stitching, ...the options are endless! Books teach you things so it is vital to your educational growth to buy books on as many subjects as you can! 
6) Survival Therapy
The very survival of the human race depends on you buying as many books as you can and encouraging everyone you know to do the same. Yes it's true! There are books to tell you how to survive every disaster from hurricanes to EMPs to nuclear war. Books will tell you how to survive a zombie apocalypse...and you can just bet that your idiot neighbour who sneers at you reading in your garden all summer will be a zombie chew toy seconds after the apocalypse and you can grin smugly at him being eaten from the safety of your zombie proof house! Told you so Mr Book Hater!


7) Zen Therapy 
What could be better for your mental health and wellbeing than tying knots in your legs and throwing them over your shoulders in the name of meditation? Well for those less supple, just pick up a nice book instead! Books relax and chill you out after a long day or get the blood pumping nicely to get your day going. Everything is better with the help of a book. Don't you owe it to your inner zen monster to give it a booky treat? 

Do you enjoy Book Therapy? Do you have a supportive partner or do you have to sneak in your purchases? Do you have some good excuses for why you need therapy?

20 comments:

  1. Reading is an escape for me. I enjoyed reading growing up, and would do it between dance classes and piano lessens, I always found it to be stress relieving. Still today, I do. Especially when both my teenage kids are home, and they are bickering. ;)

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    1. I just couldn't have kids...couldn't give up my precious reading time! Oh dear, lock them out of the house during reading time!

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  2. lol. I love that the books are a weapon against a burglar. This was a great post!

    Sorry I've been so MIA lately. I'm going to try to be better at posting and visiting.

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    1. It's ok, I know how busy things have been for you! I'm always thinking ahead on home security you know. Next will be tripwires and mantraps!

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  3. LOL Love the post. I have a supportive partner, even though he doesn't read books very often. I consider myself very lucky.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. My dad reads all my books so I don't get him moaning about the book piles! He's as bad with his cds and dvds!

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  4. I agree with all of these. And lo to any intruder who enters my house. The stacks of books will trip him up quickly. My son is into graphic novels so we enable each other. LOL

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    1. I really need to take a few photos to show how bad my book cave is! It's such a mess right now! Piles of books everywhere and bulging shelves!

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  5. "zombie chew toy" cracks me up. And yes a good doorstopper could be a great weapon is anyone is so foolish as to break into a book house lol

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    1. Book piles to trip the unwary...but if he creases the covers as he falls, I'll club him with my baseball bat!!!

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  6. Book page osmosis. Sounds legit. That is a very solid reason for buying more books ;-) Lol about the weapons. They really are kind of artistic therapy though! Like, I do feel happier when I just look at my bookshelves or pick up a book with a pretty cover and just kind of run my fingers along it lol.

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    1. I did have fun with this post! The only issue with book weapons is possible damage to the book! I have some big history books that would knock an intruder unconscious. I agree about the pretty covers...I love looking at them and that cheers me up!

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  7. I totally support Zen and Medicinal Book Therapy. I read as a break from life and to me, it's just like watching a movie but you get more insight and it usually lasts longer. Hey, I have some neighbors I'll volunteer to be zombie chew toys!

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    1. Most of my neighbours have no chance in the zombie apocalypse! Gives me more of a chance to escape though...

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  8. Lol, I’m picturing myself bashing a burglar’s skull in with a book. I do love opening big boxes of books. It makes me very happy. Then I get less happy when I discover that I have no place to put them.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. The book buying buzz is great isn't it! But like you, I then have the issue of where to put them! My bookshelves and carpet are terrible looking right now! I think I need to concentrate on getting rid of physical books between now and the end of the year so I can reclaim spage! Darn these apocalypse books that tempt me!

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  9. Love this! I love buying books. I think they are pretty and I always have great plans to read them. I don't always get around to it but I have plans...

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    1. As long as we have plans, there is hope of getting through the dreaded tbr!

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  10. oh love this post so much! LOL "It has been a really long day at work, your boss is nagging you, you're understaffed, a deadline looming, and the day can't end soon enough for you. Or you are at home looking after the kids who are running riot while you try to maintain some order and your head is pounding from the screaming" where you watching me, Chuckles?? LOL
    Yes for book therapy!
    Of course you know which one is this apocalyptic bookworm's favorite one.. Survival Therapy! "The very survival of the human race depends on you buying as many books as you can" LOL LOVE IT! Yes it's so true that many books teach how to survive! There are books for pretty much every possible event out there!

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    1. Poor Dragonfly! Sounds like you have some pretty rough days where book therapy is needed! Go on, buy a pile! I've had great excuses for my book buying over the years so I figured I'd share them and let you guys use them against those who look to limit your book buying!

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