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The Alchemist
The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.
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BookishBelle
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Started this one today! #CatsofLitsy #PetsofLitsy

gradcat Awww. 😻🥰👍 4d
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BookishBelle
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#bookhaul from the annual church rummage sale today. $2.50 🎉

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WriterReaderTrainer
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Pickpick

Glad I read it. Was insightful, yet not engrossing. The messages have stuck with me though, so have definitely thought about this story several times after closing the pages.

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agrondin44
The Alchemist | P Coelho, International Editions
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July 19 at the beach: I read that book a very long long time ago and could not remember it and wanted to... so I read it again. I think I am going to keep more from it now, beautiful things to keep in mind all life long.

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goodforalaugh
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The Alchemist is remarkable for being a love story that renounces the idea that romantic love must be central to people‘s lives. Each person has a destiny that exists independently of others. It is the thing that you would do or be even if you had all the love and money you want.

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csadasivam
The Alchemist | P Coelho, International Editions

"Follow your omens"

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Niki_Agarwal
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A wonderful tale, a metaphor of life!
#mustread

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Petelord
The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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Love this book. Beautiful fable which is beautifully written

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Bookish_Katty
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🍁The Alchemist🍁
Very Short and Cute beautiful tale... which changes something within you at subtle level 🎀
I loved this - “You must always know what it is that you want”

Must Must Must pick, if you haven‘t read yet 🍁

chaoticgoodhufflepuff Jeremy Irons reads the audiobook! It‘s amazing! 1mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 1mo
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sabu10
Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream | Paulo Coelho, Alan R. Clarke
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extreme touch of excellence😍😍

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sabu10
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a superb explosure of boy to succeed in his dreams.
extraordinary brilliance of literature to make readers to pave for their dreams

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Vulpixen
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This was a really quick and lovely read; it can be read in a couple of hours and leaves you with a nice warm, fuzzy feeling 😊 I can‘t quite say why, but it gave me Le Petit Prince (on of my all time favourites), vibes.

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BecD
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Love it

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊🤗 1mo
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Come-read-with-me Welcome to Litsy! 📚🤓 1mo
lover.of.the.classics Welcome to the Litsy Family!!! 1mo
BecD 😀😀😀thank you ! 📚📚📚🤓🤓🤓 1mo
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DeeKay1
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Mysterious force- " a force that appears to be negative, but actually shows you how to realize your destiny ".

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jen_the_scribe
The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho

A philisophical tale that's simply written, but entertaining and thought provoking. One to get you thinking about life and love.

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nidhinb
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This is by far, one of the best books I've ever read.
It'll open up your mind about things you never thought even existed.
It's an absolute delight and it will instill in you this powerful need to realize your destiny and follow your dreams.

Velvetfur I love this book, so inspiring 💜 2mo
nidhinb @Velvetfur yes!! I have a new drive in me after reading this! 2mo
ayachan60 Omg the merical book🌼✨ 2mo
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ladym30 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
Andrew65 This is the quote I chose too! 👍 3mo
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sana_maria
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Some books are to be read, loved and passed on, the alchemist is one of them.
Such a book, with such wonderful description and showcase of the common man's everyday mental and spiritual thoughts, is one of a kind.
This always thrills you to the end, and when it ends, you are at such a state of mental happiness that, you feel you have discovered the elixir of life.
MUST READ AND PASS ON

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Sassy_Steph
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This book was a nice surprise, kept putting off reading it because I didn‘t think it was my thing, but I loved it!!!!

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Kalytle1012
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"What a lovely story," the alchemist thought.

Rachel.Rencher One of my favorite books 😍 3mo
Kalytle1012 @Rachel.Rencher I just started it! 😍 3mo
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annmarieamatulli
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Finished this book today. Enjoyed lots of the themes throughout.
"???????? ?ℎ?? ? ???? ???: ?ℎ? ????? ?? ???? ?ℎ? ??????? ?????? ?? ???. ??? ?ℎ?? ?ℎ?? ???ℎ??? ???? ?? ?? ????? ????????? ?????????? ???? ??????? ???ℎ ?ℎ? ???????? ?????."

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Sassy_Steph

Dang, I have to go to work where all the people are and all I really want to do is finish reading the alchemist! I‘m off tomorrow, so hopefully I can read it then!!

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Mehso-so

“When you possess great treasures within you and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.“

Have I read this book three years earlier it would have made a bigger inpact on me. But today it doesn't quite hit the right heart strings.
Today I know I am one of those people whom have found that great treasure - even if people seldom believe me when I tell them.

rretzler Glad to know I am not alone in my ambivalence for this book. 3mo
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Dominyka
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This is quite a life changing book. It is very short but very powerful story. I would say that it is a necessity for everybody to read it.

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annmarieamatulli
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𝒯𝒽ℯ 𝒮ℴ𝓊𝓁 ℴ𝒻 𝓉𝒽ℯ 𝒲ℴ𝓇𝓁𝒹 ~ ℒℴ𝓋ℯ 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝓅𝒶ℊℯ

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Tamra
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Well that was a mistake - reading reviews after buying a book. The one saving grace is I supported our one & only Indie bookstore.

On a happy note, there is this pretty bloom.

emz711 I've always heard mixed reviews but I bought it cheap at a library sale so we'll see how it goes 3mo
robinb Gorgeous! ❤️❤️ 3mo
Tamra @emz711 I would feel better if like you I hadn‘t paid full price! 3mo
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Eggs Beautiful 🤗 3mo
MidnightBookGirl As a bookseller at an indie store, thank you! I read this years ago and didn't love it, but LOTS of people do. It made for a very spirited book discussion at book club! 3mo
marleed I‘m with you. I‘ve yet to finish it. I also paid full price based on the 100 books from the PBS show last summer. 3mo
Tamra @MidnightBookGirl 👍🏾😊 3mo
Tamra @marleed win some lose some. I picked this up on a whim at another Indie bookstore and it was outstanding! You just never know..... (edited) 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I remember liking it, but I read it so many years ago, I don‘t remember a thing except possibly a journey. Pretty flower!!🌸 (edited) 3mo
BookwormM I enjoyed the Alchemist 3mo
Tamra @BookwormM I‘m going to set it aside and come back to it . 😊 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Supporting your indie bookstore is important! 😎 (edited) 3mo
OrangeMooseReads I liked The Alchemist. At least you bought it Indie 😊 3mo
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suvata
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Oldest selection on my TBR list - Added October 25, 2011.

WOW! This a small but powerful philosophical story. Truth spoken here. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LitLogophile Agreed 😊 3mo
suvata @LitLogophile I loved it so much. 3mo
janerzy This is one of my favorites! Read it 3 times already! 3mo
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suvata @janerzy I have a feeling I will be reading this again in my future too! 3mo
Tamra I recently bought this - need to move it up! 3mo
suvata @Tamra You should. It‘s a very quick read. 3mo
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iamChandra
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Simply the best

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Lareliw
The Alchemist | P Coelho, International Editions

In this book, there is a quote from the alchemist that says it's not one enters men's mouth that's evil. It's what comes out of their mouths that is. That quote really struck me as something extremely important to remember. We can eat and drink and smoke, but how we treat others is how we will be remembered.

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EmilieGR
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Overwritten and overhyped

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tammysue
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brilremy
The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho

It‘s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

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J.L.Smith
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This book single handedly inspired me to quit a job that I had worked at for 8 years but knew it wasn‘t for me. Travel overseas, something I had never done before to attended graduate school. And pursue my true passion of creating, writing, designing and honestly just truly living.

Andrew65 Welcome to Litsy. 🤗 What a great story! 👍 5mo
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BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 5mo
jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 Glad you found a book so inspiring. Hope following your passions continues to bring you joy! 5mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 5mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 5mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 5mo
Crazeedi Sounds like you are living your dreams, good for you! 5mo
J.L.Smith Thank you everyone for the warm welcome and it certainly hasn‘t been a joy ride but since reading that book I‘ve never felt more alive 5mo
Lynnsoprano Welcome to our Litsy family! 5mo
Smrloomis Welcome! 🥳 5mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy. Enjoy 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸 4mo
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shaynarae
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Finally got around to reading this novella-length fable. It was simple, lovely, and just what my soul needed today. Also a great way to meet my goal of reading at least 1 book I own each month when I have only hours left in the day 😅. #catsoflitsy

Kappadeemom So pretty!!! 5mo
Crazeedi Gorgeous fur friend!😻 5mo
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BookReviewsbyTara
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Going to work, and I‘m taking my book with me. I started reading The Alchemist yesterday. I‘m really enjoying it so far. I‘ve heard so many great things about this book so I had to read it. Right now I‘m on page 100/182. I‘ll probably finish reading it today. #ilovereading

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greenhairdontcare
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Mehso-so

This book started off promising, but after awhile I lost interest & had to push my way through. There seemed to be a lot of hype around this book. I‘m not entirely sure why. I feel as though this story has been done before? There were some great quotes though!

#audiobook 🎧

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Ladyboss
The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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I loved this story! It takes the ideal that you are in charge of creating your own destiny and puts it into an easy to read fictional story!

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Zarireede
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Delve into philosophy and discover the purpose of your life‘s journey. I was told my book, Race for the Sun, reminded someone of Coelho‘s, The Alchemist. Curious, because this book has been recommended to me before, I decided this must be a sign...or an omen;) I decided to purchase it on Audible for my next driving excursion, but couldn‘t wait.

The book is a parable about... read full review at www.minettelauren.com click blog

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rather_be_reading
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My rainy day book haul from yesterday!

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maich
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Life is too short to argue and fight. Count your blessings. Love the friends and family that are always there. Smile more often. Make the most of every day.
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#thealchemist #paulocoelho #booksandglasses #vogueeyewear #coffeemug #weekendvibes #bookandcoffee #paperback #knjigarnafelix #goodreads #bookworm #litsylove

Freespirit So true❤️❤️ 6mo
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Rmsenft3
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One of the more interesting reads I‘ve done in awhile. Recommend it.

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D__Sandoval
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Read quotations "......."

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 6mo
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D__Sandoval
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Some books you just can't put down. Some books you just keep saying I'll stop after this last page. 🤷🏽‍♂️

BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 6mo
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 And I agree—some books are hard to put down. 6mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 6mo
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy from me too! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! :) 6mo
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LauraBytheBook
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This book was on my 2019 TBR goals and I finished it today. It was very thought provoking. I kind of feel like I want to reread it sometime in case I missed any of the nuggets of wisdom. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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danialliroy
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A book you can go back to year after year and find something new to feel enlightened.