After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

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 edit
I 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 #2
I 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 bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

11. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho



Title: The Alchemist
Author: Paulo Coelho
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 208
Format: Audiobook
Rating: 2/5 stars
Finished: 2-11-09

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.

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