> Another book recommendation from the book club I seem to have started without inviting anyone else...is the Alchemist. It has been around for quite some time, but the messages are timeless. Plain and simple, it's about following your dreams (Personal Legend). The book holds the world record for being translated into the most languages (61) and you should read it for just that reason alone . Purposefully or not it has the power to unite humanity, making us realize we all have the same hopes and dreams.
What would a post be without quotes...From the Alchemist:
-"Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him."
-"Wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure."
The genius behind the book is Paulo Coehlo and his other masterpieces include Eleven Minutes and Manual of the Warrior of Light. All of his books touch the soul and address a different area of life. Can you sense Alchemist is a "must read?"
The actual science of alchemy dates back thousands of years - achieving success meant attaining perfect wisdom. Alchemists' goal was to transform common metals into precious metals such as gold and silver. This book does just that...by turning a heart of stone into gold.
Today I'm grateful for fortune cookies, books, and a full tank of gas.