From the perspective of a reader, I think books can be therapy. They sometimes force me to feel and maybe deal with things that I'd rather forget, which just makes that "thing" more than it has to be.Sorry to hear that you're lonely, but you seem to have the type of personality people are drawn to, so hopefully that doesn't remain the case for long.Have a great weekend! :-)
Oh absolutely, books can be therapy from a reader perspective too! It's the magic of a great book (even if it's just a book that for some reason really resonates with us personally), is that we see some of ourselves, our problems, our happinesses, in the book. God, this is such a cool thing about reading books - getting to almost PARTICIPATE in the drama and scenarios going on as you read. And yeah, I love a book that is challenging and makes you DEAL with things that otherwise we maybe just numb into silence and ignore. Book magic!!!