Bibliotherapy by Rabbit Hole
Life can be tough. Right now, the coronavirus is spreading across the world, and many countries are in lockdown. Many people have died, many more have been infected, and many others fear the resulting loss of their jobs and livelihoods. Even apart from a pandemic, there’s no shortage of torments, both great and small: broken dreams and lost loves, ennui and existential angst.
In the face of such things, many people through the ages have turned to literature, communing with some of the greatest human minds and finding in their writings solace, knowledge, insight, and wisdom. The portals of the library of Pharaoh Ramesses II bore an inscription designating it “the house of healing for the soul.” In that spirit, we’d like to invite our subscribers to take advantage of our bibliotherapy service. Whatever ails you, there’s probably a book that will help.
How do I sign up?
This service is for subscribers only. If you’re a subscriber, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Bibliotherapy” and with the answers to the following 6 questions in the body of the message. (If you’re using a different email address to subscribe, please tell us what that is too.) Our team will then use your answers to come up with reading recommendations, specially tailored to you.
1) How old are you?
2) Where do you live?
3) How can we help? (E.g. “I want to understand topic x better,” “I’m anxious about x,” “I’m going through x right now,” “I want to feel x,” or “I’m just bored and I want something good to read.”) Give as much detail as you can.
4) What are some of your favorite books? (Name at least three.)
5) What genres do you like reading? Are there any you don’t like?
6) Is there anything else that’s important about you that we should know?
Note: Bibliotherapy by Rabbit Hole does not constitute medical advice, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have questions regarding a medical condition, seek the advice of a doctor, mental health professional, or other qualified health provider.