Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Masiela’ Favorite Reads

Masiela Lusha is not only famous as an actress but is also widely known for her flair for writing. When she was asked to pick her favorite books, it came as a surprise to all that she selected Aesop’s Fables and the original German translation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Everyone thought that a writer of her caliber would choose something different like a good book of poetry. Therefore her choice amazed all, as these two books are widely considered to be children’s books. But for Masiela any book that is well written is a good pick, and both Aesop’s Fables and Grimm’s Fairy Tales belong to that category.

Children’s and Household Tales widely known today as Grimm’s Fairy Tales is her favorite as (in her words) “It's so fun reading the early stories on some of our country's most popular fairy tales. They were much darker then and were originally used to scare kids instead of entertain them!"

Aesop’s Fables or Aesopica, as we all know, are stories that conveyed a positive message. Though it was actually meant for children, these stories drive home moral values that can be found beneficial by all, irrespective of age. Masiela, truly this is a good pick as these fables are more relevant in today’s world than it was at the time of Aesop.

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