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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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Rachael_reads
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In addition to loving of books, I love #yoga. Why not combine the two?!?! 🤷‍♀️
I wanted to share this event since it‘s a virtual or in-person book club and easy flow yoga class. Sunday November 6 at 10am EST.
I think it is $5, which covers the cost of the instructor/leader of the book discussion.
You can register online www.wellnessloungepgh.com

In January there is a study of Yimas & Niyamas offered.

#thealchemist #bookclub #yogabookclub

TalesandTexts So cool 2w
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Curvybookgirl
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Panpan

Sadly this really did not do it for me. I finished it as it was a book club pick otherwise I would have given up on it. Maybe it‘s just me

rwmg No I was in a similar position, only continuing because it was a book club choice, when really I wanted to cast it aside with great force 2mo
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SusanLee
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻📚🙌🏻 3mo
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Mehso-so

It is not only the goal that‘s important but the journey required to reach the goal. This book was a bit of a slow read for me, but it reminded me of when I was practicing the violin. No matter how much guidance we get from others, in order to get better, it ultimately comes down to finding our own method and style of playing.

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Aditiii
The Alchemist | P Coelho, International Editions
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Panpan

This is one book that I read just because other people raved about but I did not like it at all. The beginning was intriguing to me but then I just liked it less and less the more I read it.

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godfreytairo
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The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second‘s encounter with God and with eternity.”

#booknerd #booklover #books

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groofay
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The Alchemist seems just a toxic quasi-parable turned novel. Boy has dream, follows his heart to find his Personal Legend (I got really sick of that phrase), meets a bunch of new age motivational speeches in the desert, and finds the treasure was in the journey itself all along. The universe conspires to help people who *really* look for it, you see, and if you die unfulfilled, welp, sounds like a you problem.

groofay On the positive side, in case you were interested, Jeremy Irons narrates the audiobook. 5mo
thereadingpal I hated this book too omg 5mo
rwmg Yes, I hated the book too for pretty much the same reasons. People in famines just don't want food enough for the universe to help them. Right. 5mo
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libraryofjamie
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“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.“

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Madelpadel

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

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KristiAhlers
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For #readafrica2022 and for the country of #Egypt I selected this one. I have to say this wasn‘t what I thought it was going to be like. This ended up being a wonderful read and I found myself captives by the writing style and the characters. #travelthroughbooks @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

IuliaC I read this one a very long time ago and I remember I loved it 🤩 6mo
KristiAhlers @IuliaC I loved it too. I‘m going to go and look at his backlist as I love his writing style 6mo
IuliaC Exactly, it's his writing style. I read a couple of his books and enjoyed them all (By the River Piedra I Set Down and Wept, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, Love) 😊 6mo
Librarybelle Great choice! 6mo
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Suchethaaahh
The Alchemist | P Coelho, International Editions
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“It‘s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
—The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

#BookQuotes
#MorningQuotes
#Motivation
#xoxoAllTheWayFromIndia

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Creme_de_la_them
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Pickpick

Book #11 of the year: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

A great book. Easy, light fiction with a positive message and happy ending ❤️ Definitely give this a read.

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zezeki
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Quote from the tagged book, this one really hit me. 📚📚

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zezeki
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It's been long ago since I last read Coelho, and I finally decided to give him another try with his most famous work. And I can say I enjoyed it. It's an interesting book with a beautiful message with losts of wise words, and I understand why this is so popular and loved. I'm glad I finally read it and it'll probably stay with me for a while. 📚📚

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Mahasa
The Alchemist | P Coelho, International Editions
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The best

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MK_Liddiard
The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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I‘ve been reading this since Christmas, between other books. Good story, reminds me of Pearl S. Buck‘s The Good Earth. The story drags a bit, or perhaps sitting down to read so late in the night is the problem…

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breng_pbs
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Homie just turned himself into the wind and said cool

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momchalance
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Because what else do you do when you have to get to your child's school 50 minutes early to get a decent parking spot?
Although I can't imagine this is part of fulfilling my Personal Legend...

AkashaVampie Haha yeah I leave like 30 mins early for my kids 9mo
momchalance @AkashaVampie It's wild and we even have our own street for Kindergarten and First Grade. Once she gets to second, I'll be fighting for prime parking on the main street. Maybe by then, I can tell her it's her turn to sit and read, and I'll come after the traffic lightens up, hah! 9mo
AkashaVampie @momchalance yeah we have either the street next to the school or the school parking lot. My little guy is in Pre-k so I have to do it on the street (they have designated places to drop off and pick up). 9mo
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I think it‘s important to note that it‘s a self-help book.

The story follow a young shepherd who has a dream about a treasure and decides to follow his dream to fulfil his destiny. Along the way, he meets different people and learns how to listen to his heart and omens.

If you are looking for a motivation to follow your dreams this may be a pick for you! Otherwise, you may want to skip this one!

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Cathyloves2read
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I heard a lot about this book, and finally decided to try it as an audiobook. It did not disappoint. The story was based on a young shepherd boy going through life and learning many of life‘s secrets. He traveled the world in a quest for treasure. He met many unique characters and learned many valuable lessons along the way. I am glad that I took a chance on take book, as it also taught me a thing or two about what‘s most important in life.

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Crystal83
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I listened to the audiobook read by Jeremy Irons this time. I love the book so much!!! The narrator was great!!! This book is in the 31 books mentioned in Criminal Minds or read by Dr. Spencer Reid list. This is the first book that read on the list.

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JessBookNerd
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Given it a go!

WJCintron I really like him! 10mo
wanderinglynn I enjoyed this one. 10mo
TheNeverendingTBR How was it? 10mo
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PrezBookster
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Not too far in but interesting

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Bibliophile_22
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Pickpick

Enjoyable tale of a boy‘s search for meaning.

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michellelav
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Mehso-so

This book made me want to live my life by just following omens. Maybe I'll come across my own personal legend! I did find it pretty long and boring at some parts which is why I gave it so-so 📚

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Mehso-so

I haven‘t read many books that feature so few female characters… but it is a poetic & fun adventure. #book21of2021

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Reyzl

“I don‘t live in either my past or my future. I‘m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you‘ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we‘re living now”

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Reyzl

“Why do we have to listen to our hearts?” the boy asked.
“Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure.”

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Reyzl
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So, I finally reached the Pyramids of Egypt after a delightful journey through the pages of “The Alchemist”. Thank you @Sharv_Sona for inviting me to this exciting and enlightening journey.

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Sharv_Sona I‘m so pleased to hear you liked the book! I was going to recommend it to you sooner or later, but then I thought that I would just gift it to you! 10mo
Reyzl Thank you, @Sharv_Sona!! 10mo
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BookedBySunrise
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The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.

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Reyzl
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On our way to Germany ⛴ 🇩🇪 Thank you, @Sharv_Sona

Sharv_Sona Have a safe journey and have fun! 11mo
Reyzl Thank you, @Sharv_Sona 🤗 11mo
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DariaSchwarz
Der Alchimist | Paulo Coelho
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„Gleichgültig was ein Mensch tut, er steht jederzeit im Mittelpunkt der WELTGESCHICHTE, doch meist weiß er es nicht“

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erinreads
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When your book is just sitting there, taunting you, while you sit at home working. Is it 5 yet? 😭

Balibee146 Well it's 9.30 pm here.... Do just join my time zone xx 12mo
erinreads @Balibee146 😂 Perfect! Work day over! 12mo
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spon10eous
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I did not read this book, I travelled it along with the shepherd boy(the protagonist). Because It is not just a novel, it is a journey full of adventure, spirituality, emotions, surprises, and lessons. While reading this book the person becomes part of the Caravan imagined by the author.

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sandhya007

😇 “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” 😇

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CaliforniaCay
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This wasn't as mind blowing and life changing as I was expecting it to be, but I get the hype and do believe it's worth the read. One of my favorite quotes:
"There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth."

IuliaC I read this one 20 years ago and I remember I found it quite original at that time, but I had no idea it was written in 1988. Even 33 years later, I think it still is a beautiful novel 👍 13mo
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Anya91
The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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Had this book recommended to me by my uncle‘s fiancé ?

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sjdreads
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Loved this book! I did not think it would be for me not it was so good!

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persephone1408
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#falltreasures @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Day 20: A Gifted Book
Since the internet & all phone data is out in the county where I live...I'm gonna go ahead and do tomorrow's while I can. My older sister gave me this book almost 2 years ago, for my 2nd sobriety birthday. I LOVED the message of this book!

Eggs Congratulations 👌🏼🥳👏🏻 1y
persephone1408 @Eggs thank you! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope it‘s fixed soon! 1y
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Ellen_C
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Charming story of a boy who follows his “Personal Legend” or dream. It reads like a fable and is not afraid of touching on spiritual issues. https://cannonballread.com/2021/09/the-alchemist-elcicco/

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Littlewolf1
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1. I struggled with this at first, but this is ultimately the best road trip I could think.
2. Captain Shakespeare ‘Stardust‘ by Neil Gaiman
3. Though Time
Thank you for the Tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks , I am tagging @booksellerofyourdiscontent , @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego and @LazyOwl . #SundayFunday

LazyOwl Thanks for the tag, I will need to think about these 🤔 1y
ozma.of.oz That is such a fantastic answer for two! Do we get the ship as well? 😁 Thanks for sharing! 1y
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acsah
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No doubt, a MUST READ for everyone atleast once in their lifetime. The book offers a lot of quotes to live by and each person surely has one. Out of which my favorite one is, " Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we are living right now. "
Not to mention the universal favorite ?
"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."