'The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was an eye-opener for me'

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was an eye-opener for me

Felita Rosanna Figueredo, digital strategist, H&K Strategies, shares some of her favourite reads

Published: Fri 25 May 2018, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 25 May 2018, 2:00 AM

What are you reading now?
The Great Masters by Vasari. The book was originally written in the 1500s about great Renaissance artists by Vasari, an artist himself. It sheds light on the personalities and characters of great painters so we can better understand their motivations and how they lived.

What are the books that changed your life?
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was an eye opener for me. Not just because of the plot, but because it made me question the world around me, rather than accepting everything with blind trust. Because of that book, I started exploring and delving into new hobbies which have now become passions.

Most memorable literary character (and why)?
Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind. To me, she is the quintessential heroine. She will make you consider your own morals and question what you would have done in her shoes. But it doesn't matter which side of the fence you
are on, you have to admire
her resolve.

A book that you think is underrated (and why)?
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Being a classic, it is remembered as a love story, but it's actually the story of love gone wrong, of letting your own desires take control and how it twists you and the people around you. The depth of the book and its characters are some of the reasons I keep going back to it.

Your favourite literary quote.
"I am one of the searchers. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand" - James Kavanaugh.

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