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I find the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki to be very interesting. It’s the story of a boy with two fathers, one rich and one poor. His dads have opposing theories about money and this confuses him. Both dads try to teach him what they think is the right way to live one’s life. I have yet to finish reading it. I’m a father myself so I’m hoping that from it, I will be able to get pieces of advice that will help me raise my own kid. Marinel R. Cruz
I’m currently reading a book by Ferdinand Llanes on the stories contributed by young activists during the martial law era. It’s called “Tibak Rising” with the word tibak being the slang for activist. This was a gift from my friend Joel Saracho, whom I’ve worked with in “I Heart You, Pare,” and now in “Pahiram ng Sandali.” I appreciated this because I wasn’t really into books and have always wanted to make reading and finishing a book my New Year’s resolution for so many years now. I find this book interesting because I want to learn about the views of the people who participated in the movement. I want to know their objectives, to compare them to the youth of today. I’m interested in knowing how (martial law) affected their lives, what changes were effected and what today’s youth can contribute to the community to make sure (human rights abuse) never happens again. Marinel R. Cruz
I collect comic books. I have popular titles from DC and Marvel Comics in my iPad. But I also buy obscure titles. I get inspired by the art works. These comic books are intelligently written. These are not the same comic books we had when we were kids. It’s like reading a movie. The stories are compelling and you really get drawn into the comic-book universe. I’m a big Batman fan. I have “Batman: Streets of Gotham” and “Batman: Detective Comics.” I’ve idolized artist Greg Capullo ever since I was young. When I heard he was doing the “Batman” books, I made sure to get copies of his works. Bayani San Diego Jr.
I read all four books in the “Twilight” series by Stephenie Meyer. I finished the last one, “Breaking Dawn,” recently. I prefer reading the book first before watching the movie. I read the first three books—“Twilight,” “New Moon” and “Eclipse”—before watching the movies. I tend to become too critical nga lang. I get frustrated with the movie versions because I know the books by heart. I sometimes feel that I can fall in love with a vampire like Edward Cullen. Bayani San Diego Jr.
I’m currently rereading my high-school book, “Noli Me Tangere,” which I never got to finish. This story is deeper than any Filipino love story we know. I want to finish it because it was written by Jose Rizal. It will give me an insight on how he was as a writer. I’m also learning how to speak in Filipino and this helps me a lot, especially with old Filipino words. The version I own has an introduction from Emmanuel Lacaba and SBS Medina Jr. Marinel R. Cruz
I LOVE Rick Riordan’s “The Sea of Monsters.” It’s a fantasy-adventure novel based on Greek mythology. It’s actually the second book in the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series. The first book (“The Lightning Thief”) was turned into a movie. I find the story line interesting and exciting. As a bonus, I got to learn a lot about different Greek gods and goddesses and ancient myths. I enjoyed the way the author wrote the story in relation to our modern world.
I learned about E. L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” on television.
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Actress Rita Avila waited long for the big launch of her second book, “Si Erik Tutpik at si Ana Taba.” But on the big day, it rained nonstop.
Arnold Schwarzenegger leant muscle to the Frankfurt Book Fair Wednesday, mixing with bookworms, literary figures, hi-tech experts — and fans — to present his newly published memoirs.
By Juliet Williams
Arnold Schwarzenegger said his lifelong penchant for secrecy and ability to put his emotions “on deep freeze” led him to keep many secrets from his wife Maria Shriver, eventually causing the dissolution of their marriage when he was forced to admit he fathered a child with the family’s housekeeper years earlier.
The latest collection of profiles by Marra PL. Lanot, “Darna & Other Idols,” published by Anvil, is now off the press.
“Harry Potter” author J. K. Rowling spent the day avoiding newspapers as her first novel for grownups hit the bookshops Thursday.