BOOK CLUB: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho / From page 29-33


READING CLUB

Hello, every one of there! I’d like to invite you to join our weekly event at 4 PM at GMT+2 (Egypt time).

For those who really wish to participate, to read & discuss as a group, please read Pages 29-33.

The Alchemist in PDF file, it is found here –>

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The Audiobook, it is found here –>

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After you have read these pages, please answer the following questions;

1- How many people and animals were there in the caravan?

2-  As the caravan crosses the Sahara, Santiago and the Englishman each make an effort to gain new insights by practising the other’s method of learning: Santiago reads the Englishman’s books about alchemy, and the Englishman spends several days observing the caravan and the desert. When the Englishman asks Santiago what the boy learned about alchemy from reading his books, Santiago sums up his reading in a few short sentences. What does he say he learned?

3-  Santiago says he believes all the things he learned about alchemy are so simple they could be written on the surface of an emerald. This description, of course, depicts the Emerald Tablet the Englishman told Santiago about. The Englishman is exasperated because he believes Santiago is simple-minded and has failed to grasp the complexity of alchemy. Yet, the gipsy Santiago met in Tarifa told him, “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them”. Is the Englishman right, or is Santiago?

Please reply and share at least one question, at least three vocabulary words/phrases, and your favourite sentence or paragraph from Pages 29-33.

NOTE: This book group event is listed here at GMT+2 hours (Egypt time).

To join the class, please be sure I have you on my Skype contact list PRIOR to class.

My Skype ID is: Roaming70

 

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