I wasn’t that interested in Paulo Coelho’s novels anymore. With all due respect to the gifted writer. It was just not my cup of tea.
So when the Witch of Portobello came out, I was not exactly running to the bookstore to get it.
That was, before a trusted friend recommended the book to me.
I was curious. I knew and trusted her preference in books.
On the same day she sms-ed me to recommend the book, I went to the bookstore, bought myself a cup of coffee, and sat at the coffee shop for hours reading that book.
I went home and continued reading it. I finished the book in one day. I could not put it down.
Then I told another friend about this book. Her response was unexpected. She said, “So what’s the result?” An sharp and odd response to a story about reading a book. It was a good question though. What was the result?
The result was it got me thinking about something I had not thought about for quite some time. Threw me back into an introspective and retrospective mode.
So if there will be a significant change in my life in the near future, you can blame it on Coelho. Or thank him.