Model, TV host and actress last seen on GMA-7’s “More Than Words” opposite Elmo Magalona; and part of “Sunday All Stars.”
The last book I read, I think it was “Fight Club” (by Chuck Palahniuk), because the movie used to be my favorite. But I haven’t finished the book yet. I really like the story of “Fight Club” because of the twist in the end, it’s exciting and you get Brad Pitt, too! It’s interesting and so quotable. So, I wanted to see if it was a different story in the book or how different it is from the movie.
Then, “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (by Oscar Wilde). I love that book! It’s a favorite of mine! I read it before. I really like it because he writes in a way where you can really imagine what’s happening. It’s like you can visualize it. And there are a lot of quotable quotes. I really like lines you really won’t forget. And I like how it’s also a bit of fantasy. I noticed I liked things like that, with a bit of fantasy.
And what else? “Love in the Time of Cholera,” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I liked it because like Oscar Wilde, Marquez writes in a way you can see it. I really like that. And I like that it’s set in a different time period. History was my favorite subject in school. So when I read, I like things which are different from how things are now.
Award-winning writer and illustrator of children’s books and comic books; National Children’s Book Award winner for “The Great Duck and Crocodile Race.”
“Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Vol.1”: I love reading the comic book stories I grew up with. Classic trek comics were one of those. Every now and then I also pull out old comics or book compilations of comics from the silver age up until the ’80s.
“Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes” by Kenneth E. Bailey: A fascinating book that offers amazing insight into the birth of Christ, His dramatic actions and parables. Incredibly rewarding to finally grasp the significance behind stories I thought I already knew. Turns out I was sorely lacking the essential ingredient of the cultural and historical contexts surrounding Jesus and these stories.
“The Message: the Bible in Contemporary Language” by Eugene H. Peterson: This is the one read I go most often to within each week. I’ve been enjoying this particular translation because it makes the more difficult-to-read sections of Bible much more accessible to the modern reader. I usually read this along side other translations to get a deeper appreciation of scripture.