My Favorites

Books

My first reading obsession (I even wrote a book report about it): The Babysitters Club Series. Favorite character: Mary Anne

My first adult reading obsession: Sydney Sheldon. I read all his novels. My favorite: The Master of the Game

I then moved on to thrillers, most notably James Patterson's Alex Cross Series, and some romantic suspense from Linda Howard.

Now, I read more variety, based on my mood. Here's a list of my all-time favorites:

  • The Harry Potter Series

  • Daughter of Fortune (Hija de la Fortuna) by Isabel Allende

  • By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paolo Coelho

  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

  • The 13th Tale by Diane Setterfield

  • The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

  • The Time in Between (El Tiempo Entre Costuras) by Maria Dueñas

  • Faking It by Elisa Lorello - the novel that inspired me to write.

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Television

My TV obsession growing up: Telenovelas. Some of my favorites: Corazón Salvaje, Betty la Fea, Rubí, El Clon.

First US series obsession: 90210

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Sex and the City

LOST. Favorite character: John Locke.

Sitcoms like Friends and How I Met Your Mother

And many more ... (I watch way too much TV)

Movies

Favorite movie genre: horror. Favorite horror movie: The Descent.

Movie with the most re-watches: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. That Morgan Freeman speech near the end gets me every time.

Unconventional movies like Memento, Inception, or The Sixth Sense.

Pixar and Disney, especially the Toy Story Trilogy, Inside Out, and The Little Mermaid

The MCU, especially Captain America: Civil War

And many more ... (Also watch a lot of movies)

Music

Favorite singer growing up: Madonna. Also, like all Puerto Rican girls in the 80's: Menudo.

Favorite music genre: Rock/Pop

I love to sing, so I gravitate toward female vocalists: Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Adele, Kelly Clarkson

Favorite song to sing at a karaoke: Sweet Child o' Mine from Guns N' Roses