I'm impressed by some of the vocabulary here at GS. Some posters seem able to capture the true emotion of many programs by their favorite and sometimes least favorite skaters My assumption is many here are avid readers to posess such powerful phrasing and ability to conjure the deep emotions evoked from this sport.
So name a book or two(not a list that will overwhelm) for your GS friends that either means something to you or just simply a must read. Please take a second and share why or just attempt to convince us why we should read it. Here is my recommendation
Paulo Coelho - "The Alchemist"
I've read it countless times. It's not very wordy and uses simple language to speak. A book that can be read in a day if need be. It's a fable for Adults that focuses on your inner most dreams and desires. You follow a sheppard boy who is willing to risk everything for a dream he hasn't yet realized but most certainly feels. It teaches how if we follow our heart and do what is true to our souls the world will help us to realize our own personal legend.
I read it when I'm facing life changing moments: new job, moving, new relationships etc. It acts like a reset button if you will and presents often a fresh approach. A revival of sorts.
On a personal level it pushes me to trust in the world around me and assures me I have a part in it. If you have read this particular book and enjoyed it then may I say read any other Coelho. I've read almost all of them. Witch of Portobello comes to mind.
Thank you for helping your GS friend find a good book for my summer morning tea and fresh air.