“A house without books is like a room without windows”
Honestly I’m not a real bookworm but when I found a book that fits me I can completely lose myself in the story. Books are actually fascinating and can hold long forgotten wisdom from all over the world. It astonishes me to see how much you can learn from just one book, sometimes even more than from our daily lives. I think that is because books do not judge us, it does not expect anything from us. We are totally in control and if we read something that doesn’t suits our ideas, our way of life we can choose to close it, run away or turn the page. We can also choose for the confrontation without fear of any expectations or opinions from others. But most of all, what I love about books is the opportunity to connect with the story itself, to make it your own. Creating with my own mind and paint the story the way I see it, making the characters alive and giving even more details to the story then is written on the pages.
“It astonishes me to see how much you can learn from just one book, sometimes even more than from our daily lives”
The book that changed my life is a story that has touched so many hearts all over the world and I’m sure it could touch yours if you would give it a chance. It is written by the amazing and beautiful soul named Paulo Coelho. A Brazilian writer who had to walk upon a very difficult path in order to achieve his dream, ‘becoming a writer’.
The book is called “The Alchemist” and is really worth your time. The story follows an Andalusian shepherd in his journey to the pyramids in Egypt, after having a dream about a treasure. This book is so easy to read but very well written, you quickly find yourself attached to the story and this Shepherd. I obviously do not want to give away to much of the content of the story but this book is truly amazing.
While reading this book I learned so much about myself, it helped me overcoming fears, difficulties in life and how to follow my own heart. The story takes you on a journey towards the greatest treasure that we all seek. It is spiritual, adventurous and full of fantasy, this book deserves a place on your bookshelf.
If any of you has read or is going to read this book, please let me know. I would be so happy to hear about your experience and learning. And if any of you has a book that they would love to share with me also do not hesitate. I’m open to any of your recommendations. Just share why this book and how it affected you or your life.
Thank you for reading this post and I’ll hope you’ll have a wonderful day.