Heartfelt Apology and Tribute to the Book Gods.

7:48 PM

Dear Book Gods,

Thank you for the sanctuary you gave this little girl all her life. She have paid tribute to you again and again hoping that you'll bless her with more books more than anyone could imagine.

You know she's not picky. You know that as long as there are printed words on it, whether new or all torn out, she's definitely going to read them. That she reads them everywhere imaginable. The road, the sky, the water and almost always in her bedroom.

You know that whenever she wants to recapture the dream of love, heart wrenching passion and fairy tale endings she reads:

  • Harlequin Romances
  • Lone Eagle - Danielle Steel
  • The Klone and I - Danielle Steel
  • Crossings - Danielle Steel
  • Zoya - Danielle Steel
  • Leap of Faith - Danielle Steel
  • The Ranch - Danielle Steel
  • The Guardian - Nicholas Sparks
  • The Believer - Nicholas Sparks
  • The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
  • The Rescue - Nicholas Sparks
  • The Wedding - Nicholas Sparks
  • Cordina's Family Secrets - Nora Roberts
  • Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul - Jack Canfield et. al.
  • The Journey - Josephine Cox
  • Mount Vernon Love Story - Mary Higgins Clark
  • A Little Bit Wicked - Victoria Alexander
  • Mills and Boons

You know when she's arms wide open with her girly flighty girly self, in need of a good laugh and a feel good moment with the world she reads:

  • How To Walk In High Heels - Camilla Morton
  • Anne Of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
  • Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim - David Sedaris
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
  • I'm In No Mood For Love - Rachel Gibson

You know that when she's in the mood for history, the central character should always be a woman. She gets a dose of feminism when she reads:

  • Awra - Dalaa Al Moufti
  • Empress Orchid - Anchee Min
  • The Magdalene Legacy - Lauren Gardner
  • Cloud of Sparrows - Takashi Matsouka
  • Princess - Jean Sasson
  • Daughters of Arabia - Jean Sasson
  • Mayada: Daughter of Iraq - Jean Sasson
  • Princess Sultana's Circle - Jean Sasson
  • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  • The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure - Adam Williams
  • Anne Frank: Diary of A Young Girl
  • Elizabeth: The Queen Mother
  • Arabian Nights
  • Memoirs of A Geisha - Arthur Golden
  • The Crimson Petal and The White - Michael Faber
  • Maura's Game - Martina Cole

You know that for more than a year she was half obsessed and half hated Paulo Coelho. Now like everything else, she just wants to collect his works. Enlightenment, confusion and cynicism is not a good blend.

  • The Witch of Portobello
  • The Devil & Miss Prym
  • The Alchemist
  • Eleven Minutes
  • The Pilgrimage
  • Veronika Decides To Die
  • Manual of The Warrior of The Light
  • The Zahra
  • The Valkyries
  • By The River Piedra I Sat Down And Wept

You know that she strives to love life and be classical in learning more about it that she reads:

  • Blind Willows, Sleeping Woman - Haruki Murakami
  • Birthday Stories - Haruki Murakami
  • Farewell To Arms - Ernest Hemingway
  • The 5 People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
  • Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom
  • The Catcher in The Rye - J.D Salinger
  • 100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Love In Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • Moby Dick - Herman Melville
  • Philosophy Made Simple - Robert Hellenga
  • Interview With The Vampire - Anne Rice
  • Tales Of Endurance - Fergus Fleming
  • The Curious Incident Of the Dog In Night Time - Mark Haddon
  • The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare
  • The Road To Karachi - Hathem Boodai
  • The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde
  • Flesh and Blood - Jonathan Kellerman
  • Into the Wild - John Krakauer
  • Extreme Encounters - Emmanuel

You know that despite everything, psychology is ingrained in her soul. Thus whenever she feels bewildered by humanity even hers, she reads:

  • Experimental Psychology - Lympingco, Tria
  • Experimental Psychology - Kontowitz, Roedigen, III Elmes
  • I'm Ok, You're Ok - Practical Guide To Transactional Analysis - Harris
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy - Padulina, Sanchez
  • Physiological Basis of Human Behavior - Gaerlan, Lympingco
  • Industrial Psychology - De Leon
  • Manual On Human Behavior & Crisis Management - Soriano
  • Theory & Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy - Corey
  • Dictionary of Psychology - J.P. Chapman Ph.D

You know that she only read self - help books because of her mother. Whom she cannot thank enough for introducing passion in reading books to her little girl.

  • Mars and Venus In Love - John Gray Ph.D
  • The South Beach Diet - Dr. A Agatoton
  • Who Moved My Cheese? - Dr. Spencer Johnson
  • Family First - Dr. Phil McGraw
  • Guide To Yoga
  • Practical Yoga
  • Spoken Arabic In Filipino Text

You know that eclectic is her middle name in taste and styles. She only got her father to thank for introducing and appreciating science fiction to his little girl.

  • Valhalla Rising - Clive Cussler
  • Trojan Odyssey - Clive Cussler
  • Lost City - Clive Cussler
  • Hour Game - David Baldacci
  • The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
  • Digital Fortress - Dan Brown
  • Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
  • Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
  • Congo - Michael Crichton
  • Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton
  • Lost World - Michael Crichton
  • Prey - Michael Crichton

You know that her love for her father was so great she embraced thriller and suspense novels.

  • The Hunt For Red October - Tom Clancy
  • Patriot Games - Tom Clancy
  • Executive Order - Tom Clancy
  • Clear and Present Danger - Tom Clancy
  • Sum Of All Fears - Tom Clancy
  • Disclosure - Michael Crichton
  • Before I Say Goodbye - Mary Higgins Clark
  • Nothing Last Forever - Sidney Sheldon
  • Tell Me Your Dreams - Sidney Sheldon
  • Eleventh Hour - Catherine Coulter

You know that she occasionally jump on the dark side of life in which she favors V.C. Andrew books. Until she realizes that unveiling skeletons in the closet isn't the best way a little girl should grow up.

  • Flowers in the Attic
  • Petals on the Wind
  • If There Be Thorns
  • Seeds of Yesterday
  • Garden of Shadows
  • Heaven
  • Dark Angel
  • Fallen Hearts
  • Web Of Dreams
  • Gate Of Paradise
  • Dawn
  • Midnight Whispers
  • Melody

You know that even if it's the end of the world if there's a new edition of the following. She must, like an OC daily staple, get and read them:

  • Archie Comics
  • Readers Digest

She hopes you find it in your hearts to forgive her for devouring your books for the past 20 years of her life but neglected to really take care of them the way they deserve it. She would like to implore your great hearts to bestow love to the people in the Philippines whom she left her early years collections. Above are the books she managed to keep this past couple of years (late 2005 - 2006 - early 2007) to cover the fact that she does not have a social life here in Kuwait. Even when that's the case, please always remember that she does not and will not ever regret and trade all those times she spent with them over a cup of coffee and mindless chatter of other people.

She also apologize for just posting a photo without giving them the proper honor they deserve. She have done them a grave injustice and for that please accept her heartfelt apology.

Thank you oh great book Sahi's. Please shower this little girl gazillion of books you could spare. She will be indebted to you forever.

Your book slave forever,

Mackay xxx

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