865The Alchemist written by Paulo Choello was read by July 10th 2010.

The Alchemist was written by Paulo Choello and is a touching story about a young shepherd boy’s journey to find a treasure.

His travels take him from Spain to the Pyramids of Egypt.  He meets all sorts of interesting people and learns something new from each of them that helps him on his way.

He also meets a self-styled alchemist who helps show him how to listen to this heart and how the world works around him.  

I liked the concept of how the treasure the boy was looking for the whole time was right back where he started, kinda like the whole ‘home is where the heart is’ concept.