# Talk about a book you have read recently
You should say:
- What is
- Who wrote it
- What it is about
- And explain how you felt about it
I’m going to tell you about a favorite book I just read called The Secret. It was written by Paolo Coelho, an author who has also written many other best sellers. Now I don’t want to spoil (give too many details) it for you, but this book tells the story of a shepherd boy, Santiago, from Andalusia, the southern part of Spain, traveling to Tangier, Morocco and across the Egyptian deserts in search of treasure.
At the end of the story, Santiago discovers that the treasure was in the ruins of the old church in Spain the entire time, right behind the tree spot where he often passed his days. With this said, the story teaches us that the treasures we often seek in life are already at our feet (already within us), which we often don’t even realize. Although he didn’t find what he was looking for, the book was about his journey.
I felt inspired by this book because it is something that I can apply to my own life. I think that it’s human nature to take our homes for granted (not to appreciate something) and believe that all treasures of growth are in a faraway place. For example, I’ve never been a fan of my hometown and have always traveled in search of finding happiness. Although I’m still doing this, four years and counting, it occurred to me that I can again discover new things, even in my small town.
Some of the quotes in the book moved me, such as the one that says “When we love, we strive (try hard) to become better than we are. When we love, everything around us becomes better too.” This made me prioritize loving my own family, even though they are difficult to love at times. All in all, this book was a positive self-reflection for me. It would be difficult to dislike this book!