We often see them in their most pretty: They sparkle, they shine, the limelight is their life. And yet, many of our celebrities have more than once shared that there is more to what the eye can see. They are breathing, feeling, thinking humans, too. And one thing they share with us commoners of the world? Our love for reading.
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We can't blame the general population, of course, for thinking that reading must be beyond our popular peers. Besides, wasn't it the National Book Development Board who noted a slight decline in Filipinos who read in their Readership Survey in 2012? Our local stars and influencers have been busy with their reading, and they shared it on their Instagram feeds. Here are just a few of those which caught our eyes:
Rica Peralejo reads Small is the New Big by Seth Godin.
@mrsboph // Dream Life // Living it for a day!
What it is? It's living right by a big open space, where I can read in the shade, while my kids run and play.
This is an awesome Sunday read, btw.
Kevin Balot reads Stupid is Forevermore by Miriam Defensor Santiago.
@kevinbalot Enrich thy mind. Feed thy soul. ?? #MiriamDefensorSantiago
Toni Gonzaga reads Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field.
@celestinegonzaga Thank you for making valentines extra special.. Excited to read my new book! Thank you! @paulsoriano1017 and beautiful flowers @teamofloristeria #TeAmoFloristeria #latepost
Laureen Uy reads Behind the Blog by Kryz Uy.
@laureenmuy Congratulations to my bae @kryzzzie on her #BehindTheBlog book!!! I already started reading it and iba yung tawa ko on your judgements sa blogger besties!!! Favorite chapter so far (biased ako lol) ?? Love you so much and I'm so proud of you. Guys, kailangan niyo to basahin. Ang galing. ????
Louise delos Reyes reads Bitter Sweet Love by Michael Faudet.
Erwan Heussaff reads The First Impulse by Laurel Fantauzzo.
@erwanheussaff I highly recommend picking up The First Impulse. It hits close to home and reminds us that life can sometimes be more unbelievable than fiction. An honest depiction of a sad and unresolved issue. Unfortunately I'm sure that there are many others that remain unheard.
Heart Evangelista reads Hai Na Ku by AA Patawaran.
Janella Salvador reads Without Rival by Lisa Bevere.
Isabel Oli reads The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
Filmmaker Samantha Lee reads Writing in Restaurants by David Mamet.
@givemesam "When we fear things I think that we wish for them ... every fear hides a wish."
Ginger Conejero reads Warrior Goddess Training: Become the Woman You Are Meant to Be by Heatherash Amara.
@gingerac ??: "...life continues to flow and sometimes gently, sometimes abruptly alter the landscape of your being." - Heatherash Amara
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