Sunday, November 20, 2011

Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho

My rundown:
Paulo Coelho's Eleven Minutes novel is the story of Maria, a girl from a distant town of Brazil who explores an unusual relationship with herself. Maria's persistent attempts to have her dream fortune landed her to work as a prostitute in Switzerland. But each duration will only make her find out the many brilliant facets to her personality more than sexuality, and discovering what it is exactly she wants for herself. 

Filipino curiosity:
One of the characters in the novel is Nyah, a prostitute from the Philippines who is the only real female friend of Maria .

My favorite quotes:
"Dreaming is pleasant as long as you are not forced to put your dreams into practice."

"She would find it easier to admit that her husband had betrayed her than to reveal the real state of her wardrobe."

"Freedom only exist when love is present."

"Love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that. We need the other person. The universe only make sense when we have someone to share our feelings with."

I'm not gonna confess the thorough details of the novel to keep the thrill to those who didn't read it yet.
I still continue the tradition of reading, which I firmly believe the most effective habit to foster one's knowledge. A book is my entryway to another world. They bring me to places that I may not have the chance to visit.
I borrowed this novel from a friend a few days back right after she finished reading. I use to purchase books but after the deluge I was wondering how I'm going to fit all of them in my case. I do still purchase some of them, but having friends who gloriously collects books has its happy advantages, I am able to borrow them. Why I must spend and keep something that I might read only once, when I know I can still devour them for free.


happy reading!
greetings, aileen

64 comments:

  1. I love the Eleven minutes by Paulo Coelho, nice post Aileen. :)

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  2. I have heard about this book. It sounds really good!

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  3. thanks for posting this. i have read paulo's the alchemist and zahir. awesome books. i will put this in my list. =)

    i love this quote "Freedom only exist when love is present." love, which not only refers not only person to person love, if you really have it in yourself can set you free. =)

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  4. Ahh Aileen, I like you so much!!:D Great post!
    I thought about reading this book, too, some time ago. I finished "The Valkyries"(don't know, if it's the right english title) in summer and I think, Paulo Coelho is really a good writer. I love the suggestions you get through reading his stuff, though I think he's also wrong with some statements...
    <3

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  5. That sounds really interesting. I've read The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho, maybe I need to read more of his books!

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  6. love it!!!

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  7. interesting post dear! i should read such a book soon. btw: i love your new header. so amazing!
    lovely greets and i wish you a wonderful week.
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  9. I love the first quote,i'm gonna read this book!
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  11. this is one of the best movies I've ever read!!
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  12. I just love Paulo, he is an amazing writer. I remember reading a few of his work for my Spanish classes back in high school.

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  13. hmm sounds interesting! will def check it out! :)

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  15. thanks for your comment dear. yesterday i began to read a new book :)
    thanks for inspiration!
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  17. I haven't read it yet but love paulo coelho!
    thanks for the advice ;)
    xx

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  19. I love Paolo Coelho... such a meaningful read!

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  20. Haven't read this one yet but will def. check it out. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. oh I love Paulo Coelha, his books are just unreal! gorgeous necklace btw ;) <3

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  22. Hi, I came to know your blog, loved, and I'm following!
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  23. Omg !! Paulo Coelho is my favourite! I read this book <3

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  24. You are right nothing like holding a book and flipping the pages than just reading on a computer or ipad etc.
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  25. nice post :)
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  27. fabulous Book. Coello is one of my favorites.

    Have a great weekend!

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  30. hahah i am in LOVE with those quotes! awesome post =)

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  31. i need to check out this book <3

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  32. Those quotes are awesome. Looks like it's a great book, gotta check it out!

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  34. Hi there,

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  35. ahh i love paulo :) great quotes.

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  36. great this one! read it about 3-4 times !
    xoxo

    LS

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  37. Nice post. I'm a good reader, I usually read a book every week, therefore I usually borrow them in a public library.
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  38. Great quotes! I've never read this book before, nor have I heard of it!! It sounds really good!

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  41. is one of my favorites books!
    Love it!
    :D

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  42. i love this author, and have never read the book, but would love to read it now. :)

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  43. omg, thanks for following me! i thought i already was following you... but somehow it didn't get connected. i should be on the follower list now. :) hope we can share some inspirations. :) take care!

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  44. Paulo Coelho??He is brazilian too!! Nice!!
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  46. Love that heart locket necklace. I used to buy books all the time but then I started checking them out from the local library. I like having a book collection but at the same time if I'm only going to read it once then I'd rather get it for free. Following you girl. Hope you can stop by soon.

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  47. I love Paulo, I'll have to check this book out!

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  48. I'm reading this in spanish right now 'Once Minutos' have done just few chapters
    great book till now

    have a nice and stylish weekend darling
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  49. I love Paulo Coelho.
    He is one of my favorite writers.
    I read all his books,ones translated into Italian.
    I love all his books, my favorites are "The Alchemist", "Veronika Decides to Die."
    I just finished reading "The Winner Stands Alone".
    "eleven minutes" is very nice, some time ago I read that they made a movie based on the novel!


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  50. I love the quotes they are all so inspiring =)

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  51. one of my favorite book by Paolo Coelho... Love the character Maria...strong and beautiful woman

    Andy

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  52. Great pics! I love the necklace! :)
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  53. I really admire your blog and I think you are amazing. Great job!!
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  54. Hallo Haileen, are you OK? I'm a bit worried because you do not write on your blog. Hope you are on holiday ...
    See you soon, darling!
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  55. Looks interesting! Maybe I'm gonna read it, thanks for the tip ;)

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