The Friday 56 – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.

Friday 561.  Grab a book, any book.
2.  Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3.  Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
4.  Post it.
5.  Add the post url, not your blog url to the Linky.
6. Tweet it #Friday56 (not an official Freda’s Voice rule)

This weeks Friday 56 is doing double duty. It’s on my TBR list and I’m reading it for the National Blog Posting Month. Stay tuned for my thoughts.

I want to tell you a story about dreams,” said the alchemist.

In ancient Rome, at the time of Emperor Tiberius, there lived a good man who had two sons. Once was in the military, and had been sent to the  most distant regions of the empire. The other son was a poet, and delighted all of Rome with his beautiful verses.

One night, the father had a dream. An angel appeared to him, and told him that the words of one of his sons would be learned and repeated throughout the world for all generations to come. The father woke from his dream grateful and crying, because life was generous, and had revealed to him something any father would be proud to know.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist page 156

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6 thoughts on “The Friday 56 – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  1. Freda Labianca November 12, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    This is one I so want to read. Thanks for participating! I hope you join in again this weekend!


  2. Solveig November 10, 2015 / 2:57 am

    It is a good book! With soooooo sooooo many messages and truths. It was read to me (I was definitely old enough to read it, but being read to has its perks).


    • The Broken Spine November 9, 2015 / 9:17 pm

      This has been on my TBR list for a while, too. I’m going to finally get to it with this challenge. *fingers crossed* 🙂


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