Joiesnovelle

Books, words, you and me. Express yourself.

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Location: Lagos, Nigeria

I love knowing everything about evrything and i also like meeting people. I want to be the best Christian.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Unilagfaces go places.

It's been quite a while since we conversed and I miss that a lot. There is also a very good reason for not writing on my site and it's this: A few friends of mine and I have launched a site called unilagfaces.com. It's a student blog and it's all about reaching out to the UNILAG (University of Nigeria) community and to the student community generally all around the world. It's a site that tells everyone that they can be financially independent as fast as they want to; doing internet businesses and having the opportunity to unveil their potentials, reaching out and grabbing the future. A lot of people need to see the world as it is today and notice that there are alot of changes going on and you have to figure out which one you need to involve yourself in and which one you have to give your support to. Well, Unilagfaces.com is where you need to go. Check it out and enlighten yourself. A student blog that touch all faces, phases and places.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Author for today.

Francine Rivers.
This is one author that after reading her book Echo in the darkness, I completely wanted to read any other one I could lay my hands on and I satisfied my thirst but not completely. haha.
Francine Rivers has been writing for over twenty years. From 1976 to 1985 she had a successful writing career in the general market and won numerous awards. She became a born-again Christian in 1986 and wrote Redeeming Love as her proclamation statement of faith.
Since then, Francine has published many books in the CBA market and has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty. Her novel The Last Sin Eater won the ECPA Gold Medallion, and three of her books have won prestigous awards.
Francine uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life. Her books "Echo in the Darkness and As sure as the Dawn" won the RITA Award in 1995 and 1996. That's really something but then again it's not surprising. haha.

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A Voice in the Wind.

An enthralling book written by Francine Rivers. I think I talked briefly about it but I guess this is an opportunity to know more about it. I never realized how bad or how good your actions can affect the life of a particular person or any person at all. This book is full of God's mercy, forgiveness and eternal love which was shown to Hadassah who played a major part in the lives of almost all the characters in the book. Her love for God did not blind her eyes to the love Marcus had for her. She saw to it that she served others to their satisfaction because she believed that God had a purpose for her on the earth and this purpose was for her to serve others until she had no breath left in her. This made me understand that whatever assignment you are given to do, you should do it with everything you have and never rush to do anything because you could be given the same opportunity in future but you would do a better job at it than you would do now. Julia never listened to her parents because she thought that the life she led while following in the tracks of her irresponsible brother was the right life to live. Her parents tried to shield her from a wicked, sinful world but she decided that her way was better and ended up doing alot of mean, regrettable things.Unknown to Marcus, his sister's rebelliousness was a result of the bad life and things he got involved in. He failed to noticed how fast his behaviour was rubbing on his younger sister and how easily he could be driven to do anything Julia wanted and still make sure that she was doing the exact same thing that Marcus would have done under the same circumstance. I truly enjoyed this book because Hadassah never was ashamed to tell anyone about the God she served and was willing to help anyone in any way she could. I think it would be great to grab the book and see for yourself.

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Friday, March 17, 2006

A new web site.

Hello y'uall it's been a long time. I really miss doing a lot of things but above all, I've missed my communication with everyone of you. Guess what?!! A few friends of mine and I are working on a new web site that has to do with students in my school and all around the world but it's really a motivational site where everyone is welcome to seize their future and upgrade themselves. It is unilagfaces.com and I welcome you. Have a great time. I'll be back on air right now; so spread the word.

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Nicholas Sparks.

Nicholas Charles Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska on December 31, 1965, the second son of Patrick Michael (1942-1996) and Jill Emma Marie (Thoene) Sparks (1942-1989). He lived in Fair Oaks through high school, graduated valedictorian in 1984, and received a full track scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.
After breaking the Notre Dame school record as part of a relay team in 1985 as a freshman (a record which still stands), he was injured and spent the summer recovering. During that summer, he wrote his first novel, though it was never published. He and his wife Catherine, who met on spring break in 1988, were married in July, 1989. While living in Sacramento, he wrote his second novel that same year, though again, it wasn't published. He worked a variety of jobs over the next three years, including real estate appraisal, waiting tables, selling dental products by phone, and started his own small manufacturing business which struggled from the beginning. In 1990, he collaborated on a book with Billy Mills, the Olympic Gold Medallist and it was published by Feather Publishing before later being picked up by Random House. (It was recently re-issued by Hay House Books.) Though it received scant publicity, sales topped 50,000 copies in the first year of release. He wrote two novels that were never published but he never gave up on writing. Infact, after selling his first novel, the first thing he bought was a new wedding ring for his wife? You can achieve whatever you want to achieve in life if you remain focused.

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A post to remember.

In Nicholas Sparks fiction A walk to remember,
Did you know. . .
That Jamie was named after Nicholas's editor, Jamie Raab?
That Landon is the name of his third son?
Nicholas Sparks recorded his own reading for the audio version of the novel?

It's true.
WHO
A Walk to Remember was a story inspired by his sister.
A Walk to Remember tells the story of Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan. Written in first-person, the narrator is a seventeen year-old boy, living in the 1950s.

WHERE
A Walk to Remember was written in North Carolina.
The setting of the novel is Beaufort, North Carolina. (Pronounced BOFURT, not BUFORT, which is a town in South Carolina.

WHEN
A Walk to Remember was written in the summer of 1998. Film rights were sold in December, 1998, and the novel was published in the fall of 1999. It spent nearly six months on the best-seller list in hardcover, and an additional four months on the paperback best-seller list. The film premiered in January, 2002.
The story in the novel is set in the mid 1950s. The film is set in the late 1990's.

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God's love is all you need.

A Walk To Remember.
This book which has been made into a movie, is about the beauty and power of God's unfailing love.
A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. Her sickness didn't make her give up on life but rather, strengthened her hope and made her more determined to help people in need.
Landon would never have dreamed of it. A twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter's life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to a good relationship with God and having to face his friends as who he really is. I kinda prefer the movie to the book.

Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High.
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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Kingsbury books, style and herself.

Karen has a way with writing books as you may observe if you are a lover of her books.She has a style of writing and it reaches to the very heart of some of her readers, i.e her books are quite touching and very inspiring. In many of her books the message Karen shares is the same – God wants to change your life through the power of story!

In The Redemption Series, winner of the 2005 Retailer's Choice award for Inspirational Fiction Series, Karen Kingsbury brings you the bestselling Redemption Series, five books that follow a family with trials and triumphs like your own. There are many things you can really learn from the Redemption series. Get a hold of them of each book and prove me right.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Quotes for Today

"Friendship is like a garden, it's beautiful when watered with love, hugs, cheers and tears, but it dries up if left untouched."
"Opportunities never come to those who wait;it is captured by those who dare to attack."
"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goals, but the real tragedy is when you have no goals to reach."
Your life is based on the way you think about yourself. keep your thoughts positive!

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Author for today.


Michael Phillips.
This is another author whose archaeological novels I really love. He has a very inspiring way of getting the attention of his readers. Mike’s first published book was about his wife’s pregnancy and the birth of their twin sons. After several more nonfiction titles, Mike undertook a lifelong dream to renew the popularity of Scottish writer George MacDonald, whose teachings had been central to Mike and Judy’s spiritual growth. Mike began editing some of MacDonald’s lengthy novels, heavy with Scottish brogue, into shorter and more readable editions, with some of the work being done right at the bookstore counter between customers. It has always been Mike’s desire in his writing that all who read his books will find a closer and more real walk with God through the characters and stories. Both he and Judy enjoy responses from readers and find great encouragement from the letters they receive. You should get a hold of
Rift in time and Hidden in time, they are very inspiring.
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