Welcome to Day 2 of the book photography challenge! The theme for Day 2 was books and flowers.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho/ Day 2/ 30-day book photography challenge/ Bookended
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho/ Bookended

The flowers in this old Uzbeki suzani are paired with what I consider one of the most interesting books I’ve read, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, my entry for Day 2 of the book photography challenge. The Alchemist is one of those books that inspire strong emotions: people love it, they cherish the nuggets of wisdom it imparts, and feel like their lives were changed by it. And then there are those others (link to NY Times article.)