What I’m reading this week: “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”

What I’m reading this week: “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” by B. Traven


There are too many things to love about this timeless classic book written in 1935.

The story of three American adventurers who hunt for gold in the mountains of Mexico.

Source of memorable quotes such as this one:

It isn’t the gold that changes man, it is the power which gold gives to man that changes the soul of man. This power, though, is only imaginary. If not recognized by other men, it does not exist.

The book sold millions of copies and has been translated into many languages.

It was made into the brilliant film by John Huston starring Humphrey Bogart in 1948.

The author, B. Traven, remains anonymous to this day, however it is rumored that he posed as his own literary agent, Hal Croves, on the set of the John Huston film


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What I’m Reading This Week

What I’m reading this week: “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. 😀📚


First impressions:

Like the woman herself, this memoir is likeable, accessible, smart, insightful, humble and confident in perfect balance. The most interesting facet of the book’s first pages for me is her story of growing up watching her father’s advancing multiple sclerosis. Watch for her subtle yet skillful descriptions of the coping mechanisms employed by each of her family members to adapt to the stark yet slow-motion debilitation of the patriarch’s physical mobility. I like this book very much and can’t wait to read the rest of it. 📖👍