Ponder and Pour Out > When Last Did You Read a Book?

When last did you read a book?
I don’t mean reading for a test or to pass an examination but reading for self-empowerment, reading for the acquisition of a new set of information or reading for leisure. You may think ‘but I’m reading this aren’t I?’ Yes you are! But let’s talk about books.

Have you read prose like books by Charles Dickens or anthologies? Have you read inspirational books by Ben Carson, Brian Tracy, John R. Noe, John C. Maxwell, etc? What of books on relationships and marriage like those by Joshua Harris? How about spirit building books like those of Rick Warren or even those by Nigerian writers?

Okay. Let’s do this; tell me a book you’ve read that really inspired you or changed your outlook on life. Let us know the lesson or timeless principles you learnt from it. In the meanwhile, here’s the question again. When last did you read a book?

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Victory and Conquest in Kenya

According to CNN reports, the confusion in Kenya is over. 5 of the alleged terrorists have been killed while the remaining eleven have been arrested. However, on it’s twitter handle, the al-shabab islamist group says that it’s militants are still holding their ground in the mall.

Countless bodies are also trapped inside the mall as three floors of the building collapsed while trying to clear the terrorists.

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The Colony

The Colony

Jeff Renfroe

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The Colony

The Colony

The Colony

Movie Review > The Colony

‘We only knew you were here because of the knocking’. Leland knew they were still there and his fear of death made him lock himself behind that giant metallic door that they had obviously tried hard to open in futility ‘…but I didn’t knock…’. They all froze. Where did that sound come fro- there it was again! A frightening loud sound that put their heart beats on full gear…

Approaching the direction of the sound, Briggs, Sam and Graydon turned off their lights. They saw splatters of blood everywhere. It was horrifying. Looking ahead, they saw skulls and bodies and skeletons hanging on the wall. And the sound? A man was using a small axe to chop a piece of meat. As he raised up the ‘meat’, it was revealed to be the hand of a human.

Graydon almost threw up at the sight and the sound emitted from his mouth made the man turn. As the man approached them, Sam fired a shot. The other ‘men’ who previously laid on the floor growled with their blood-stained teeth and charged towards them. Colony 5 had been invaded by cannibals!

Movie Title: The Colony
Directed by: Jeff Renfroe
Written by: Jeff Renfroe
Starring: Laurence Fishburne as Briggs, Bill Paxton as Mason and Kevin Zegers as Sam.
Running Time: 93 minutes
Limited Release Date (Canada): April 26th, 2013
Official Release date (USA): October 15th, 2013.
Production: CFB North Bay, former NORAD facilities, Canada.

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Story Contest

Prose style, typed, double spacing, 300-1000 words, not previously published,online entry, one per person, must capture the experience of Lagos city,…

Those are a few of the criteria to enter for the story contest by the British Council of Nigeria, to mark the Lagos Theatre Festival, 2014. Submission deadline – 2nd of October 2013. The winning entries would be announced on the 14th of October. Entries are to be sent to cep.nigeria@ng.britishcouncil.o

Please visit http://www.britishcouncil.org for more information. You have a week and a day to do this so if interested, your time starts now!

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GUS 10

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