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Tuesday, October 9

The Alchemist

In July we had our 2nd annual SdelleS pool party at Nancy's house to discuss Anna's book pick, The Alchemist, by Paolo Coelho. We had a lovely discussion while floating around in the pool and drinking wine.

The major points raised included:
  • having dreams and working toward them is important
  • your goals/destiny change at different points in your life
  • in many cases, the journey is much more important than the goal, and without the journey the goal would be almost meaningless

Most of us liked the book but some were quickly bored with it. The audio version got high recommendations because Jeremy Irons is the narrator and he did an excellent job.

Twelve people attended the meeting (our largest gathering ever) but only 7 completed the book. They gave the following ratings: 5, 7x2, 8x8, 9 and 10. The official rating was: 7.7.

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