Whoever said that Hollywood stars are mindless and brainless people couldn’t be more wrong – at least if we’re talking about Gwyneth Paltrow and her circle of friends who have been invited to become part of her special book club. This “book club” is actually part of Gwyneth’s effort to encourage readers of her web site to take up reading as a pastime this winter.
While some people might prefer to go out and ski or engage in other quite costly winter pastimes, the Hollywood star prefers to sit back and relax at home with a good book. Apparently, some of her friends – celebrities and non-celebrities alike – lean towards the same idea. In her web site, Goop, Gwyneth asked some of her friends to list down their all time favorite reads and no less than Madonna is part of that group!
The Telegraph actually found this newsworthy and published a feature on it:
She introduces the recently-divorced singer saying: “Madonna Ciccone rules the world, is a loyal friend and a terrific mother”. Also featured in the reading list are Turlington and her best friend Abby Kane.
Paltrow writes: “These are the women who read voraciously and with passion. No TV for them before bed (I need a little something, even 10 minutes of ‘The X Factor’ or a forensic pathology documentary, just something, for Lord’s sake!).
“I always like knowing the literary preferences of people. I think it gives a better understanding of their inner life.”
Madonna’s favourite books are listed as the Richard and Judy Book club favourite, The Time Traveller’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger, The Bad Girl by renowned Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, and Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.
While we might not be part of that club, there’s nothing stopping us from trying those books out. We might learn a thing or two.
Originally posted on January 26, 2009 @ 10:10 am