August 8, Friday morning -- Reading Paolo Coelho

In the Financial DistrictReading The Alchemist, by Paolo Coelho. It was recommended by a friend.

Her favorite book of all time--Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert. Like the author, she's a traveler. She loves the parts where the author battles with her mind. She can relate.

What have you recommended to a friend lately?

14 Comments:

Bill said...

"Sailing Alone Around the Room" by Billy Collins. It's a compilation of his poems, but it's a good intro into Collins' work and poetry in general.

I'm currently reading "Salt" by Mark Kurlansky, and it's been very good through the first 1/3 of the book (it's non-fiction).

ROBERTA said...

"Take This Bread" by Sara Miles - which actually takes place in San Francisco.....the story of a woman who started up nearly a dozen food pantries in some of the poorest parts of the city - her style of writing is similar to Anne Lamott....a great read indeed!

Scripter said...

I have also recommended the Alchemist to several people after reading it myself. It is a very simple yet compelling book.

Ms. B. said...

Ice Castles. Now my friend who I recommended it to has recommended it to another.

I also just suggested The Piano Tuner to her. Unfortunately, my copy is at work. But, I'll get it to her.

asraff ruslan said...

all about reading.....
i love reading.....

Jess said...

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Liza P. said...

the last book i've recommended to someone is the Phantom Tollbooth. He didn't get a reference I made so I insisted he start reading it!

Ms. B. said...

Oh, The Phantom Tollbooth. What a wonderful way to start my day with a comment about that book! Thanks, Liza P.

I read that as an adult when one of my students suggested it to me. I loved it.

The student also gave me The Neverending Story...or Book... or Tale. I have tried to find that book for years.

The boy goes into an old book store and opens this book and it takes him everywhere. Every time I think I've found it, it doesn't seem to be what I remember. Has anyone heard of it?

webbie said...

I just recommended The Wedding Officer to two co-workers. I loved the history and it was a well writtem romance. A great summer read.

Bill said...

Here's the link to the videotape of the lecture by Randy Pausch at Carnegie Mellon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

It's long (over an hour), though worth viewing. I would think the book is even better.

Jen said...

ms. b., your book sounds like 'neverending story' by michael ende.

Ms. B. said...

Thanks, jen, for giving me the author. I will get to the store and try to get a copy.

I do hope it's one I can go back to and still love it. There are a few that I couldn't do again.

Noor said...

I've recommended 1000 Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, because I finished reading it recently and I thought it wonderful. :)

Li'l Seeker said...

"Sexography" by Carly Milne to one friend... "The Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield to another.