Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Book that will Leave a Mark

I am a bookworm. I love reading books. I read all kinds of book that I get my hands on. I read… read… and read. Reading helps me with my blogging. And I get a lot of ideas for my blogging through reading. In my family, reading is a way of life, and so is writing and now... blogging.

I am always in search of a good book to read. I need to read a book before I go to sleep because it makes me sleep. However, good books… those that are really really good ones that you call “can’t-put-down-books” don’t make me sleep at all because I wanted to finish it right away. And one good book that I recently discovered is The Marks Left Behind which is written by Rick Stickland, who is an African American writer and poet. I found it at Free Black Poetry and I was really amazed how powerful and emotional this book is.

The Marks Left Behind is a collection of Black poetry which is the heart and soul of the African American community. This book is the expression of their endless struggles… their countless pains… their myriad fights for equality… they taste of triumphs… and their continuous battle to achieve freedom from racial criticism. And more importantly, this is also the book of your life.

So are you a bookworm like me? Or do you know someone who loves book? If you do, why not get yourself one or give that special someone this book as a Christmas present. Trust me, this is one gift that will be cherished.

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