The Alchemist

Recently at a get together I got in a discussion with a friend. He is the boyfriend of one of my very good friends and he recently bought her a makeup palette that she really wanted to get but couldn’t find. I was happy that he bought it for her and made her a very happy lady. He started to say that since she and I love makeup and since we do it so well, (her eyebrows are nothing less than perfection!), that we should look into doing something with that passion. I mentioned that I have been on a big baking kick and how everyone has been commenting on my baked yummies, and how they all tell me I should sell them. (Literally had a girl at my job come by my desk yesterday to tell me that she told¬†EVERYONEEE¬†in her family and all the coworkers that left early for the holidays on how AH-MAZING the mini rum cakes I made were and to ask if I planned on making them again soon.) My friend’s boyfriend asked me have I ever read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Coincedentally it is on my list of books that I wanted to read.


[When I was younger I had a very big passion for reading and writing, I would dedicate countless hours to sitting with a book in my hand getting lost in the story. I absolutely loved science fiction novels, and am proud to say that I am a devout Harry Potter fan. I think around the time I started college I just didn’t carve out the time to keep up my reading hobby, and it’s time to change that so I went and bought The Alchemist, along with 2 other books and started to read.]

I’ve been hearing about The Alchemist for a while now, and I am happy I finally got to read it. It’s a story that talks about omens, and the universe conspiring to help you when you really want something. It got me thinking on a few of the good omens I’ve been shown, and what I think my friend’s boyfriend was trying to say. Maybe I should take the steps toward figuring out what my personal omens really mean…

Anyway do you have any good book recommendations?