Every now and then I get a serious urge to drop everything and pick up a Baby-sitters Club book. And that, my friends, is how I know Im stressed. I guess you could say the stories of Stoneybrook, CT help de-stress me. And considering what a stressful week its been, you can imagine Ive been turning to my BSCs often over the past few days. Tuesday was National Stress Awareness Day and all of April is Stress Awareness Month, and I dont mean to be flip when I say I find books to be the single biggest stress reliever in my life. (Well maybe a close second to a good yoga class.) Its pretty obvious why books can help they offer us an escape and, especially if childrens books are your de-stressor (like me), they harken back to a time when we were probably less stressed than we are now. And who doesnt want to be less stressed? I asked around to find out what books other people turn to when theyre stressed: Nadia: Harry Potter! Kristen: Alices Adventures in Wonderland Lia: No specific book, but definitely bookstores and/or libraries in general. (Whatevers closest!) Megan: The Coloring Book by Herve Tullet Alex: A childhood favorite, The Giving Tree. (And an US Weekly usually does the trick too!) What books do you read when you need to de-stress?