A portrait of the reader

…painted by her father, Filipino artist Didi Romano.

She is not a book-worm, he said. Because the places she fly off to influence her literary choices and vice versa, she is a book-butterfly.

She shares the same birthdate with a Nobel laureate in literature and was born in a year made unforgettable by George Orwell.

Although she cannot claim to live a life in literature, she lives a life enriched and beautified by it.