Title: The Alchemist
Author: Paulo Coelho
Rating: 2/5 stars
I downloaded this for free from iTunes awhile back as I had read Coelho's The Witch of Portobello and had really enjoyed it. The Alchemist is the story of a boy's journey of discovery, following omens and spiritual messages to discover his destiny. Maybe I'm just reading this at the wrong time, but I didn't get as much from this story as I thought I would. It has had such a grand following, I was feeling really good going into it, but I felt the message was presented a little too up front. Not a bad book, just a bit too didactic for my liking.
I simply want to read.
I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.
As always, happy reading!
2017 editI will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year. 2017 edit #2I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bear with me as I still continue to recover.