Tuesday

Back on Track Tuesdays

Some books are incredible. The truly great ones live up to the hype as well as exceed your expectations. I’m excited to say that I have found such a book. It is simply written, yet profound. If it doesn’t touch your life and leave you the better I’d be inclined to say that you aren’t among the living. The book I’m referring to, I had heard about in passing over the years but I didn’t decide to pick it up until it was recommended by one of my favorite entertainment personalities -- Will Smith.




Having read it over the span of two days, I can tell you, this book came into my life at the right time. I suspect if you follow this series, it will be the same for you.

I would like to hold an online discussion regarding this book, but for that to take place I will need your assistance. I will need you to either check it out from the library or go to your nearest bookstore and purchase a copy. If you are hungry it should draw you in and you should be ready to participate by the time you arrive here next week on this day.

Who’s down for reaching their personal legend? Who's already read the book?


About the host:
Rich Fitzgerald is the author of the short story "One to Remember" featured in Love and Redemption (Bloggers' Delight Vol. 1), a collection of short stories by authors who blog. To read excerpts or to order a copy of the title, visit i-Lit. The book is also available on Amazon.

11 comments:

shelia said...

I've heard of this book but haven't read it yet.

I can't make any promises right now but if I do get it and read it this week, I'll definately be back here to discuss it.

The Jaded NYer said...

OOOH- an online book club? count me in! I have the audiobook (it was free on iTunes) so I can participate.

How long do we have?

Rich said...

I was going to just go over a bit of it next week to give people a chance to get their copy. I'm reading the second pass thru now and I'm finding stuff on nearly ever other page that I could use.

I didn't know you could get it on itunes, I'll have to look into that. I would love to have the audio version.

Kei's Revelation said...

I love, love, love books and usually try to stay on top of amazing new releases. But I have never heard of this read. It sounds really interesting and I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the suggestion!

The Jaded NYer said...

Rich- I got it as a free download and am not sure if it is still available. If I can upload it to zshare I will send it your way.

In the meantime, he wrote another one I that I really liked: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

I read it in Spanish and it was such a beautiful tale.. I highly recommend it.

on the other hand, I also read his: Veronika Decides to Die

and I'm still on the fence about it... too many points of view in that one; left me off-center...

Mizrepresent said...

I haven't read this one...but i will indeed put it into rotation.

CapCity said...

My Boss-Girl said this is DEFINITELY a must read when I told her about this, Rich. Ordered it from my local library! If sistah JNYer can pass on that link that'd be cool, too;-)

The Jaded NYer said...

OK, folks, I tried, but I was unable to upload it to zshare because iTunes is being a bastard about its "protections"

any ideas?

It's narrated by Jeremy Irons... lovely reading voice he has...

Femigog said...

I have read this book and a number of other books written by Coehlo. I was attracted because when I first started learning Spanish this book was given to me to translate into English to help me learn to read the language. It reminded me of the lyricism of Neruda's poetry and Khalil Gilbran's long prose. The meaning that I got from the text was an unexpected bonus and inspired me to read his other books.
I am definitely striving to reach my personal legend.

Blah Blah Blah said...

I read this book years ago...but I keep it around for the one line words of wisdom. I read the Witch of Portebello by Cohelo...but came no where close to the Alchemist.

Aunt Jackie said...

oh i read this book for the first time years ago, i think my father turned me on to it. i have since read almost everything he's written, he's amazing...good job for turning folks on to it.

reading is fundamental:-)