Books are a great way to escape reality, which makes them a saving grace to people suffering from depression.
One woman who turns to books tweeted about how re-reading Harry Potter helps her with her depression and thanked author J.K. Rowling for writing them:
Dragging myself through another bout of severe #depression and re-reading the #HarryPotter series to strengthen my Patronus. A million thanks to @jk_rowling for the magical escape that's always there when it's needed ❤— Sally Burns (@joosylemon) March 19, 2018
Rowling responded to her fan, saying, "Those stories saved their author, too. Nothing makes me happier than to think that they went out into the world to do the same for other people. Keep that Patronus powerful."
Those stories saved their author, too. Nothing makes me happier than to think that they went out into the world to do the same for other people. Keep that Patronus powerful ✨ https://t.co/d9ByD4WtCo— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 19, 2018
She then answered a follow-up question from another fan who wanted to know which books J.K. reads when she herself is going through tough times.
I grew up with your stories and they’ve always helped me through tough times, but besides the stories of your own making, I can’t help but to wonder which ones you turned to when going through a tough time yourself.— Sara (@skummelhummel) March 19, 2018
It turns out the famous writer prefers biographies.
To tell you the truth, when I'm really stressed or overwhelmed I turn to biographies of people who've led turbulent lives. I find it soothing and inspiring to read about people who've endured and overcome. https://t.co/oGDFHH5dzG— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 19, 2018
See all the Harry Potter scribe's tweets here.
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