Tess Suplico: A woman of dance & substance
THE READING CLUB - THE READING CLUB By Girlie Rodis () - December 9, 2001 - 12:00am
The lady now running Goodwill Bookstore, Ma. Teresa Cancio Suplico, mother of two and wife to Congressman Rolex Suplico, has written seven books. Outside of her family and books, Tess has a passion for dance.

She takes flamenco dance lessons at Sofia Zobel’s Steps Dance Studio branch located in the basement of the Goodwill branch in Glorietta.

The dance group that she is an active member of dances professionally for schools and special programs. Under the guidance of their teacher Marissa Aboitiz, they have been active for the last three years performing re-staged versions of dances choreographed by Señor Guillermo Gomez Rivera, a Steps teacher of Baile Español.
Tess Suplico’s Book List
1) Little Lost Angel by Carol. A little angel is assigned at last to become human. She goes through falling in the wind, taking a bath and almost everything a human baby girl goes through. One day she rides on a swing and swings so high she flies back to the heaven. I’ve never forgotten the story. To this day I am in search of an original copy. I have searched the online book auctions for it but haven’t yet been fortunate in my search.

2) A Woman Of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford.
A beautiful story! I love Emma Haerte’s courage and as her name implies, her HEART in dealing with all the challenges and successes. Reminds me of my mom (the late Juana Cancio).

3) Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follet.
Another beautiful story about a master builder whose dream is to build cathedrals. He succeeds but the story is an epic full of love, tragedy, lots of twists in the lives of its characters that make the whole story come together like it were one big beautiful symphony.

4) A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follet.
The mysterious death of a schoolboy changes the lives of his classmates forever. It continues to haunt them until the culprit is discovered many years later when the boys are grown men. This would make a great movie.

5) The Song Of Bernadette by Franz Werfel.
I received this as a gift in high school and have loved since. It’s the story of St. Bernadette and Our Lady of Lourdes. I read it when I am depressed. It has helped me and a lot of my friends really believe in the power of the Rosary and Mama Mary.

6) The Arabian Nights.
I couldn’t get over how this girl Scheherezade could be so smart and keep herself alive by holding the interest of the king. It is the wrong book to choose before bedtime. I couldn’t stop reading it. I needed to know what was going to happen next.

7) The Entire Collection Of Classics Illustrated And Junior Classics Illustrated.
I collected these years ago until they got old and tattered. I started collecting again last year. It’s a good intro to the classics and the art is very nostalgic. An excellent collection for children to read.

8) The Entire Comics Series Of Amor Chira Katha.
An excellent intro to the Mahabharata and Ramayana and a lot of Indian folklore and tales mythical and true. Did you know that the word thug came from the real life Robin Hood of India named Thugsen?

9) Master Of The Game by Sidney Sheldon.
Great story of scheming mother who manipulates the lives of her children. She achieves financial success and reaps emotional disaster. The book is a good reminder that we reap what we sow, both good and bad.

10) Noble House by James Clavell.
I love Hong Kong and Singapore and this book is a great novel on Hong Kong. You can actually see, hear and smell HK in every page Clavell takes you – from the plush boardrooms to the familiar streets of HK. Great characters, especially taipan Ian Dunross.
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The Reading Club Recommends THE LORD OF THE RINGS by Tolkien. Tirst of the trilogies after reading the Hobbit a few months back. If you liked the Harry Potter series...you will like this as well. Full of magic and mystery. Read between the lines and discover many worthwhile lessons. Available at all National Book Stores and Powerbooks. Goodwill also carries the series.

The Reading Club Recommends Business 2.0.
Emerald Headway distributes.
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For your suggestions and comments, write me at readclub@aol.com.

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