The book for August is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Santiago is an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a worldly treasure as fabulous as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers, and from there into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him (fantasticfiction.com). I am excited to read this book because I love to read about far away places and adventure. This book is inspirational and will make you think.
Title: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
You may purchase this book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or check it out from your local library!
This month’s Book Master: Julie Creek
Meeting Time/Place: Wednesday, August 30th, in Classroom 2, 12 pm. Please bring a potluck item to share, if you wish!
Activities: When you feel someone has said something that is especially insightful or impresses you, you will toss them a gold coin. More than one coin can be tossed per comment.
1) Which character was your favorite and why?
2) What do you think the “Soul of The World” represents?
3) Have you found your personal legend yet?
4) Share any lessons you learned while reading.
5) What is your big take away from this novel?
Penalty: Anyone who does not read or finish the book must hold or carry a treasure chest the whole meeting.