Saturday, 18 January 2014

My Latest Project: A Bibliotherapy Recommendation Site!

A bibliotherapy site is like a great bookshelf!
Because we all deserve an awesome book
 collection, right? Image source.
I was planning to keep this secret, but here I am giving in. I decided a while ago that the blog's bibliotherapy lists could be easier to navigate, particularly if they were in a more visual format.

I also wanted to create an easier way for others to share the books that have helped them most.

Therefore, I'm creating a separate bibliotherapy recommendation site with the following features:

  • A page for each feeling/situation/problem that books can guide you through
  • Books displayed in a visual format (with book covers) for each category.

Perhaps at a later stage, or if all goes to plan, also...
  • A user area and the capacity for users to add their own books to the categories
  • A way for users to add books to a 'my fiction prescriptions' list in their personal user area for future reference
  • A way for users to comment on and rate books, adding a social networking element to the site. 

I always love to have a project, and this one is proving so exciting. More details coming soon!

I'll also post news on:
https://www.facebook.com/tolstoytherapy
https://twitter.com/tolstoytherapy and https://twitter.com/booksandlucy

6 comments:

Lee-Anne said...

This sounds wonderful, Lucy, and will be a real benefit to others. I look forward to the unveiling!

Brian Joseph said...

This is a neat idea Lucy. Such organization will enable folks to put theory into practice more easily.




Can't wait to see it!

Trish said...

This is such a great idea! I'll be checking in regularly to see how it's coming. I know I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but books are so critical to mental health I'm surprised there aren't more sites and references like this. What a wonderful resource.

tolstoytherapy said...

Thanks Lee-Anne, it's such an exciting project!

tolstoytherapy said...

Thanks Brian, I certainly hope it will achieve that!

tolstoytherapy said...

Thank you so much, Trish! I'm so excited about posting the next updates on here - the project is coming along nicely, I'm glad to say.


Books really are so important to mental health, and I can't underestimate how much they've helped me. It means so much to know you find my site useful!


Best wishes & happy reading,
Lucy