Saturday, January 10, 2009

I was moved

I know that everyone that comes to my blog is a reader. You might not read in the traditional way of picking up a book from the library, bookstore or ordering one online, but you are ravenous readers all the same. Your choice might be to read from the Internet. If that is the case ebooks are a great opportunity for you.

In my D Brothas in Bizness 4 Themselves (located just below my followers that I really appreciate on this blog) a friend of mine Chuma has a publishing company and he also writes himself. He asked me to check out the excerpt from his latest book which I did without question. The title of the book is "My Ancestors Traveled Them Home" for the small cost of $5.99 to be read on your computer or to be printed if you prefer to feel the pages. You can also read an excerpt before purchasing it by clicking on Chuma's eBooks. I purchased the book and read it in it's entirety in a very short period of time.

After reading it I sent Chuma the email below. If my response intrigues you support him by reading it as well:


I can't believe I sat here and read the whole thing 1st of all. Your book was one of the most beautiful and heartfelt pieces of work that I have ever read in my entire life!!

I love it and I love you so very much for being able to express your feelings and thoughts so vividly. The experiences you had may not be the same for everyone but they certainly allow the reader to relate and even release some of the pain that they have not been able to resolve before reading your work. I am speaking for others but my self as well.

As I read your book many of the people that I have loved and lost came to mind. Also, the ones that are still here and I love were brought to the forefront of my mind including you of course. I had thoughts of my death and how beautiful it would be if I had someone to eulogize me as beautifully as you did your mother. I have often struggeled attempting to write about the loss of so many family members and friends that I have loved and even though the words still fail me to a certain extent. You helped to give voice to some of my own thoughts.

Your book is a testament to all on why they should love hard and completely.

Thank you so very much for sharing that with me.

Sincerely always loving you while wiping tears from my eyes with the back of my hand.

Your friend forever,


Corey Keith said...

WOW. This book must really be impactful. I am going to check it out as soon as I finish my book for this month and recommend it to my book club,

deonte' k said...

Wow, that was really deep buddy. And yes this must be really good. I may have to check this one out myself.

Curious said...

Just because you like it, I know it must be good. But I downloaded the excerpt and poetry has never really been my thing, I get lost too many times trying to read it. But who knows maybe, I'll buy, download the whole thing and try to read later on, 'coz you know you have to support your own.

D-Place said...

Corey - I went to BWR website and it's great. I sent it to my bookclub members here.

D- Please take a look.

Curious - It's not all poetry. I'm not a big poetry person either. If it's to the point then I'm good.

Chuma a.k.a. Christopher Hicks-Marshall said...

D - Thanks for writing this beautiful review for my book. It really meant the world to me. I love you more for it.

Corey - I was so impressed by the BWR website, I posted the logo and the link in the sidebar to my blog I'm trying to figure out how can I find the time to be involved with your book club. It sounds great, and I'm also in Atlanta. I'll work it out.

To everyone else who posted a comment, I just want to thank you in adavnce for supporting my book. It's not all poetry; in fact, it's mostly prose in the form of a memoir. I'll be releasing more books this year, so be on the lookout at

Light, Inspiration, and Happiness. CHUMA

SpecialK261 said...

I LOVE the Tpyewriter image..very creative.

fuzzy said...

Very nice... I'm one to concentrate on one piece at a time. I have two other books to read and I will make my way around to this one...

Jamar Herrod said...

awwww I'll have to check that out bro. thats wassup. Nice post.