There’s no Thanksgiving holiday here in the Philippines. So instead of enumerating of those authors who’d be sitting on my dream Thanksgiving letter, let me share an open letter that I’d love them to read. If they’ll have some time to glance at my blog. Heheh!
Good day to all of you!
I am your pretty little fan located at Manila, Philippines. I know you knew my country ’cause of Manny Pacquiao, Jessica Sanchez, Nicole Scherzinger, HappySlip, Alec Mapa, Lea Salonga, apl.de.ap, and many more. Anyway, this is not about those celebs, this letter is all about your conttribution to my life.
To tell you honestly, books have healed my broken heart. Books always does that to me; it completes me that I would never want any other companion more than my pile of books.
Anyway, let’s get back to the real purpose of this post.
To R.L Stine, my childhood have been full of fear ’cause of your Goosebumps series. I don’t know why I should blame you since it’s my choice to grab your books instead of reading Cinderella and Snow White. Anyway, you have great books. I wish I could have a complete copy of that series.
To the authors of the Mary-Kate and Ashley Series, my teenage life was totally awaken by their adventures. I used to dream to be like them. I just honestly don’t want a twin sister to bug me all the time.
To Joshua Harris, thank you for making me believe that I’ll be able to find the one for me. I’ve read Boy Meets Girl when I was still in high school, and that helped me a lot in focusing on my ministry. They’ve said I should’ve read I Kissed Dating Goodbye first, but BMG was the one available. I just borrowed the book, and that time, I don’t have to buy the other book. Hmm. Anyway, I really hope you’ll continue to share your God-given wisdom to all those teens, or even adults, who are struggling in their relationships. And give guidance to those who wants to serve the Lord.
To Susan Forward, you opened my eyes in the reality of life. I think I don’t have the right to judge, but based on your book Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them, I do believe that I have a misogynistic father. I can feel those women’s stories as I believe I’ve been in a misogynistic relationship. I don’t want those to happen again. I don’t want my future child to be hurt because of my weakness. And again, you’ve given me the warning. You’ve given me the wisdom to stay away from those guys who has the capacity to wreck my future.
To Dan Brown, who gave me a free tour to Europe with your books, thank you for being a man of adventure and fact. I’ve been desiring to visit those places you’ve included in your novels, and I always wanted to step at the Illuminati path. I just hope you’ll pray with me that I’ll be able to fulfill those dreams someday. Also, you have taught me that truth will always be the best weapon against the evil forces of the world. Moreover, you taught me that the past shouldn’t be totally forgotten. It should be treasured for emergency purposes. Oh, I shouldn’t forget that I don’t like the description you gave for Philippines in your novel Inferno, but since that’s fiction, let me just thank you for mentioning us.
To Bernadette Strachan, who made me wish I’d be able to be a part of the commune too, thank you for making me realize that being with the wrong man can give me unlimited stress in life. I just hope I’d find the copy of How To Lose a Husband and Gain a Life as soon as possible. I enjoyed reading Why Do We Have To Live With Men, and I also meditated about that question for a while.
To E.L James, thank you for teaching me how to fight for love. Christian’s dark past have been haunting him, right? I used to feel the same. Anna’s love made him believe there’s a chance to forgive and forget. Your trilogy gave me some hope too. And to tell you honestly, I skipped some of their love making scenes. I just don’t want to read them, that’s all.
To Suzanne Collins, thank you for teaching me how to believe in humanity. Thank you for the life of the star-crossed lovers of District 12. They helped me a lot in surviving everyday of my life. I feel like I’m Katniss all the time, protecting my loved ones while trying to survive.
To John Green, TFIOS was the novel I was reading when I was extremely sick. I thought I have a deadly illness, and I was really happy when I knew it’s not as worst as I thought. Anyway, I have lots of questions too, like Hazel. But thanks for a very inspiring novel. TFIOS will always be a part of me.
To Stephanie Meyer, thanks for giving me an assurance that love will definitely conquer all. Edward and Bella’s adventure will always remind me of the mysteries of the world, of love, and of humanity. I also wonder if that fest in memory of the vamps were for real.
To Gayle Forman, who made me cry so hard with the books If I Stay and Where She Went, thank you for making me realize that everything will turn out right as long as I face the problem. Mia and Adam’s love story has encouraged me to believe in love amidst the difficulties and tragedies in life. I know I could figure everything out. Your trilogy is still at my to-be-read shelf, and you have to know that I am expecting so much.
And last but not the least…
To all writers who are exerting all their time and effort in making great books for us to enjoy, thank you so much for your dedication.
Your loving fan girl,