Would you like read a book that sparks your interest but don't have the time to search the shelves? Whatever your readerly needs I can help you find the titles meaningful to your life. This experience takes place in a local bookshop in the neighbourhood of Jardim Paulista. Tucked away on the first floor is a little café, run by a well-known Argentinian chef, where we will get comfortable. We'll begin to delve into the world of literature by tracing your relationship to stories, languages and books. I am eager to hear your life stories and to learn about your passions, interests and concerns! A deck of cards with questions will provide guidance and help me sketch your individual readerly portrait. My aim is to understand which books are relevant to you now. Do you seek comfort and consolation? Distraction and diversion? Surprise and suspense? Knowledge and insights? Challenge and inspiration? Following our session I will send you a carefully compiled list of books tailored to your unique readerly portrait. I will select texts which I believe speak to your interests and desires. Genres depend on your preference and can include fictional, non-fictional, academic, philosophical, and psychological writings.
Books have figured importantly in my life since my childhood. They allow us to travel to other worlds and minds through the experience of reading. In the past I have shared my passion for literature with friends by recommending books which offered help in a particular situation or suited their interests. Now I'd like to help others to find their literary remedies! If the experience of reading compares to that of travelling, then my choice to study tourism before specialising in literature seems rather unsurprising. I hold a PhD in Modern Literature and have previously completed an MA in Philosophy and Literature. While studying literature I have lived abroad and frequently crossed national boundaries. This means I can draw from a wealth of travelling and reading experiences!
Our session takes place in a café hidden away in a local bookshop in the district of Jardim Paulista.
Anyone is welcome! It is not necessary to have read any books. My focus is on indicating writings that might be meaningful to you and your current situation.
Bibliotherapy with a Literary Scholar