Booktube Bites: Reading As Self Care

Booktube Bites is a weekly segment in which I spotlight cool bookish videos on the internet. I will discuss some entertaining videos and Booktubers which you can check out. Feel free to participate as well, and send in your own recommendations of videos you would like spotlighted.

Found on: Winx & Ink

Today’s Video: Reading As Self Care

Booktuber Winx from the channel Winx & Ink discusses the issue of “reading as self-care” for my viral pick of the week. In her video, she talks about how reading such a great tool to relax, escape, and learn and how it has helped her cope with her own health issues.

While readers always talk about how reading is magical, I think it encompasses the fact that books offer a such healing effect. Books have helped me cope when I’m really sick, when I need a pick-me-up after a stressful day, or when I just need to escape from the chaos of life. In other words, books are therapy.

Question of the Week: What is one book or genre that always helps you to relax or escape from the world? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Have a bookish and relaxing weekend! 😀

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8 thoughts on “Booktube Bites: Reading As Self Care

  1. Oh I enjoy watching Winx & Ink!
    I see reading as self-care too and my go to when I’m feeling down and in dire need of a pick me up is either HP & the Sorcerer’s Stone or Eat Pray Love.

  2. I love that. It’s totally something I do. In nights when I cannot sleep, I read and I feel better. Even blogging about books is a coping mechanism for anxiety for me. It focuses me and makes me concentrate on something positive.

  3. What helps me escape really depends on my mood! Sometimes I have to have a book about people trying to be good to each other and then I like to read Elinor Lipman’s The Family Man or one of Eva Ibbotson’s silly romances. Other times that feels too escapist, and then I like reading scholarly nonfiction — like even if it’s depressing, there’s enough distance to it, and it settles me a little to know that I’m learning new things.

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