What your favorite celebrities are reading | Inquirer Entertainment

What your favorite celebrities are reading

/ 10:17 PM September 29, 2013


My favorites book is titled “What Matters Most for the Heart.” It’s an inspirational book that my mentor in “Protege,” Tatay Phillip Salvador, gave me as a gift.


I read it before going to sleep and when I wake up in the morning. It teaches you to react positively to the things happening in your life. It motivates you. It assures you that God is always around, guiding you.

I prefer paperbacks to electronic books because, not only do you get to keep them for many years, you can also give them away for more people to read. Marinel R. Cruz



My handler Daryl Zamora gave me the book “The Magic of Thinking Big” by Dr. David Schwartz. It teaches people how to remove negative thoughts from their minds. These are the things that prevent us from attaining our goals. Sometimes we are not aware of these obstacles.

I recommend this book to other young people because it can help them fulfill their purpose in life. Specifically, it can push them to overcome fears, doubts, bad habits that stop them from growing.

It helps me become more aware, and opens me up to possibilities. It encourages me to look beyond my plans and to exceed my dreams. Text and photo by Bayani San Diego Jr.


After I’m done with my books, I give them away so that more people can read them. I like Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist,” “Eleven Minutes” and “The Winner Stands Alone.”

Of all the authors of inspirational and fiction books whose works I’ve read, it’s only Coelho that I got really interested in.


He’s an amazing writer. All his books are page-turners.

I also like “The Host” by Stephanie Meyer. I hate e-books because they hurt my eyes. Also, I still like the feel of flipping the pages of a good paperback. Text and photo by Marinel R. Cruz


My sister suggested that I read Nicholas Sparks’ “The Notebook.” She said it was a good read. I had been hearing a lot of great things about it. I finished it before watching the movie. It’s beautiful. At the start, I got bored, but towards the middle part, I became engrossed.

It’s about love that’s too good to be true. It makes you believe in romance again. I’m just not sure if a guy like that still exists in real life. It will make young girls dream of meeting an ideal man like the guy in the book.

I recently downloaded the e-Book of  Eric Francis’ “A Wife’s Revenge.” It’s based on a true crime story, about Susan Wright who stabbed her husband 200 times. Now, this one isn’t romantic at all. Bayani San Diego Jr.


I enjoy attending acting workshops, but I don’t always have the time. So I thought of looking for books that could help me improve my craft. Between takes on the set, I now review “No Acting Please: A Revolutionary Approach to Acting and Living” by Eric Morris and Joan Hotchkis. It has a foreword by (Oscar-winning actor) Jack Nicholson. When I’m free from work, I try out the different exercises in the book, acting in front of the mirror.

I suggest it to other young actors because it will help them find the technique that can best work for them. I myself have tried different approaches, but I consider “Being” the most effective. It helps me get into character quickly.  I really studied my character in “Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko.” I made a list of her traits. I gave her a backstory. I also wrote down where I think she’d be headed. Text and photo by Bayani San Diego Jr.

The hottest entertainment news straight to your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Aljur Abrenica, Barbie Forteza, Books, Celebrities, Entertainment, Jeric Gonzales, Kris Bernal, Pauleen Luna
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our entertainment news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.