Want to help turn your love of reading into helpful research?

So, last week I asked for your help by participating in a survey which is looking to identify correlations between the habitual trends of reading fiction and levels of satisfaction -essentially investigating the positive affects of bibliotherapy. I would like to thank each of you who have taken part to date – THANK YOU.

Also thank you to the many authors who have shared with their followers on social media in those first few days- Simon Toyne, Isabelle Ashdown, Tom Grieves , Julia Crouch, Peter James, Jane Rushbridge and Philip Pullman .

But, in order to make the results as valid and generalisable as possible… we need more.

If you haven’t taken part yet, please do. It takes less than 10 minutes to answer the questions and there is no obligation. Your identity remains anonymous throughout.

Please access the survey here – Survey

Please do feel free to share the link on to anyone and everyone you can! I will be posting about the results in a few months but if you would like to have see the completed final report, please email project@6ac.co.uk 

It has been a while but I have a favour to ask of you….

Some of you are aware that over the past few years I have been working towards a degree in Psychology (hence the lack of news and posts on this site). However, I am now coming up to the end of this chapter and have a favour to ask.

Here is where you come in…

We share a passion for books and the joy of reading is what started this blog and indeed, WBNW and it is this passion that has driven me through my degree to get to this point. With that in mind, you will not be surprised to learn that I have chosen the area of Bibliotherapy in which to conduct research around the area of Counselling Psychology….and now I need your help.

I am now in the process of collecting data for my end of module project (as part of my dissertation for my BSc(Hons) degree in Psychology with the The Open University).
I am inviting you to be a participant of my survey, the aim of which is to investigate correlations between satisfaction levels and the reading of fictional material.
There is no obligation to take part and all answers are anonymous. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes of your time to complete.
(Should you have any questions relating to me, the Survey or the research, please email me at project@6ac.co.uk )
Please click on the link below to begin.
If you know of others who may wish to participate, please feel free to pass the link on – the more participants, the more data I will have.
Thank you for your time.
Chris Foster


End of year Books read RoundUp of 2014

Firstly we hope you have all had a fab Christmas!
As in previous years we have kept a reading list throughout the year of all the books read & smashed the target of 50 books by hitting over 70!!!
Again as per usual you can see all the books below with the obligatory Star Rating (* ~ LOW **** ~ AWSOME). All rating are personal & are only aimed as suggestions.
Why not share with us your lists from the year & give your ratings?
And if you have any suggestions for future good reads or would like to feature on the blog next year, please get in touch!
Happy New Year!

Books Read In 2014:

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell**
The Shock Of a The Fall **
The Dark Inside *
Ender’s Game*
Fringe: The Burning Man**
I Am Malala***
Stone Rain****
Homeland:Carrie’s Run**
The Watcher In The Shadows**
Sophie’s World**
My Policeman****
The Vanishing Act Of Esme Lennox**
The Maze Runner*
The Cuckoo’s Calling*
The X Files: Season 10***
Neverwhere: Graphic Book ***
The Talented Mr Ripley*
Flowers In The Attic***
Dear Fatty****
Harry P. & TheOrderOfThePhoenix**
Dr. Yes**
Want You Dead***
The Rats*
The Fault In Our Stars ****
Waldon Two**
NoOneBelongsHereMore Than You**
Marvel 1692**
Harry Potter&TheHalfBloodPrince***
Odd & The Frost Giants*
A Liar’s Autobiography**
V For Vendetta***
Dear Me***
Beyond the Fringe***
Batman: Black & White**
Fire Gospel**
The Coma*
Petals In The Wind**
The Good The Bad & The Furry**
The Long Earth*
Murder Mysteries***
The Shadow Of The Wind**
No Safe House***
Raven Girl***
Crazy Hair**
The Book Of Lost Things**
Violent Cases****
HarryPotter & The Deathly Hallows****
Mrs Fry’s Diary***
Under The Skin*
Aliens: Alien Harvest*
Aliens: Rogue*
Dead Letter Drop*
Good Omens*
The Fall Of Five***
Look Who It Is!**
The Midwich Cuckoos**
Evelyn Evelyn ***
Equations Of Life*
Hawthorne & Child*
Blade Runner 2*

PS~ My Policeman was the best read book for us of them all last year!

Books read in 2013- a quick review!

I won’t keep you long and as everybody quite rightly should read a book themselves to get their own take on them,I won’t give you full reviews on the books we read this year- as like last year each book listed features a Star Rating.

5= Fantastic/Highly recommended.
1= Barely finished.

Not Dead Yet***
Clay **
The Obelisk*
The Night Eternal**
Five Weeks In A Balloon**
Dumb Witness*
Gone Girl*
Chocolat **
Queen Of The Damned**
Never Saw It Coming***
The Bone Bed**
All The Wrong Questions: “Who Could This Be at This Hour?”**
The Vampire Armand**
The Tale Of The Body Thief**
License Renewed*
Dead Man’s Time***
Bad Move****
City Of Bones*
Bad Guys**
Before Watchman 1-4**
Beautiful Creatures*
Memnock The Devil**
The Tower**
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane**
The Host**
World War Z*
The Rise Of Nine**
Marianne Dreams*
Pride & Prejudice ***
Vittorio The Vampire*
It Chooses You****
Fortunately The Milk***
Fringe:The Zodiac Paradox***
Tron: Betrayal*
Death Comes To Pemberley*
Scott Pilgrim Vol.1****
The Book Thief*
Aliens: Steel Egg**
Automated Alice**
Beatrice And Virgil***
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower***
Scott Pilgrim Vol.2**
Son Of Rosemary*
The Mysterious Affair At Styles**
The Ruby In The Smoke**
Scott Pilgrim Vol.3**
Aliens: Earth Hive**
Lone Wolf**
The Shadow In The North**
Aliens: Nightmare Asylum**
Aliens: The Female War**

This year we managed a total of 54 books read. Let’s see if we can beat it for 2014!

If you would like any further info on any of the books listed above, please get in touch.
That’s it. Have a fantastic New Year celebration and we’ll see you on the other side :)🎉🍻🎊


2013 in review- Worthing Book NetWork

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people.

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