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     The Reading Club by Girlie Rodis
     The Philippine Star
     Sunday, January 2, 2000

     Ricky Lo confirms Whitney Houston's description of him as
     "adorable" when he interviewed Paolo Montalban during a short
     visit to Manila a week before Christmas. I was also fortunate to
     meet him at a dinner at the beautiful residence of Ernest Escaler
     in old Paranaque.  Also there were Ryan Cayabyab, Joey Reyes,
     Monique and Cris Villonco.  As we were all getting better
     acquainted, I thought this guy certainly fit the bill as prince
     charming to a T.  It's no wonder he got cast as the Prince in
     that Cinderella musical, and costarred with Whitney Houston and
     I thought it would be interesting to ask him to name some of his
     favorite books, just off the top of his head.

     1.       Grimm's Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm.  I always felt
     that it was the darker side of fairy tales. What fun I had
     reading these tales as a child!
     2.       Aesop's Fables.  First real lessons you learn as a kid.
     3.       Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth.  Jewish guilt and
     sex.  Adolescence
     4.       Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.  How your
     imagination makes up your life. Best companion in growing up.
     5.       The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. A magical story about
     following your dreams. It reconfirmed a lot of things for me.
     6.       Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herigel.  This book
     taught me how to act. It is one of those books where you get a
     lot from. I feel I continue to learn something from it everytime
     I reread it.
     7.       The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.  Little lessons in life.
     8.       Animal Farm by George Orwell. Creepy. The story haunts
     me. These barn animals symbolize people in society.
     9.       Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dotsoevsky. It's a lot
     like the Catholic faith. It's about guilt and punishment.
     10.       To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Integrity- love and
     respect for everyone even for the character Boo Radly.