Your friends who read it visit you and talk about the book enthusiastically as if every chapter is the greatest thing that has ever happened to them. A page in a book will only give you so much information. If you do not continue reading, you will never know what follows and how the story unfolds in the end. That is the fate of those who do not leave their comfort zone and never visit other places.
I think that this book is totally fantastic. At first, I was curious why the title of the book is “Hatchet”, because I have never seen books with this kind of titles before. Later on, while reading the story, I have realized that the hatchet was Brian’s only tool that helped him to survive. The whole story made me feel thrilled from the first page to the last one, and I could learn a lot of useful things from this book. First, I could definitely realize the power of positive thinking.
J.K. Rowling impacted literature by changing genre type, target audience, and the popularity of reading. Before Harry Potter, the genre of Young Adult literature was hardly paid attention to. “What we now easily call YA has always existed, but it was the Harry Potter novels’ very broad appeal, crossing over between children’s books and adult books, that led to a mainstream awareness
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” (“Anne Frank Quotes”). This quote by famed diarist Anne Frank conveys the message that anyone at any point in time can make an effort to better the lives of those around them, spreading their love and encouragement across the globe. Over and over, ordinary people have found success in various points in history where the odds have been considerably stacked against them, showing that nothing is impossible. On a daily basis, individuals have a profound influence on those that they come into contact with without even being aware of it. Simply spreading optimism and having an overall positive presence can leave a footprint that will live on in the minds of others.
The Law of Attraction The Law of Attraction has become very popular since the advent of the hit movie and book “The Secret”, but it has been written about and taught for ages, especially in the last century. So it is not really a secret at all, but since its promises are so fantastic it has been dismissed by many and given up on by most of the rest when they find that they are not getting the results they want with it. The truth is that the Law of Attraction is always working and works 100% of the time. The term Law of Attraction is really an attempt to describe how the Universe works in relation to us as Human Beings, and how we can use it to gain an understanding of why our life is unfolding as it is and more importantly, how we can influence and design our life as we would have it. Quantum Physics is now providing solid scientific data that backs up the statements that mystics and metaphysicians have for years been saying about the Law of Attraction.
We are witness to advancements in science, the arts, technology, medicine and nearly all forms of human achievement at a rate never seen before” (Bradatan, 2013). While the modern technologies helped to overcome several obstacles and give answers to questions from the past, similar to everything else created by human being, they also had negative drawbacks on our daily lives. Our grandparents never miss the chance of telling how fascinating their lives were when the technologies did not exist. “People believed in magic and lived a real life, not a virtual one,” they often argue. In fact, when we look back, people were better off in numerous aspects years ago.
My joy had no bounds that day. At the end of the day, I thanked God and the author of the book which changed my view on life Mr. Norman Vincent Peale. Since then of course I have had my tough times but my approach to it has totally changed. I have become a complete optimistic person. I finally realised that it is not always dark; every morning Sun would rise to scare away
They make history, and I mean good history. They do not only become successful but they become very great. They are always a source of inspiration to several generations that come after them. Strangely enough there is very little mention of money and wealth when making reference to life purpose. It’s always about impact on human lives and overcoming the seemingly impossible.
The positive thing about coming across this book was achieving a preference for what I did like to read. Books that educate me upon matters that are relative to reality such as fiction and informative books are my favorite. Throughout school, most books I have read did not fit in this category so I was forced to read books I normally would avoid. I think that my unique experience with books only bettered me and helped me become more open minded to new ideas. With literacy comes culture.
Why this particular book? The Alchemist is a very popular book which talks about dreams and how to make them come true. I choose this book because I have never read a Paulo Coelho book before. The book is critically well-appreciated. It is said that this is a kind of book which must be read in one’s lifetime.