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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

'Times' by TENTH AVENUE NORTH

Here's the song which inspired the name of my blog:)
Its about how God will always be there for us, and how his love is in every situation.
Hope you are encouraged!

I hear You say,
"My love is over. It's underneath.
It's inside. It's in between.

The times you doubt Me, when you can't feel.
The times that you question, 'Is this for real?
'


The times you're broken.
The times that you mend.
The times that you hate Me, and the times that you bend.
Well, My love is over, it's underneath.
It's inside, it's in between.



These times you're healing, and when your heart breaks.
The times that you feel like you're falling from grace.
The times you're hurting.
The times that you heal.
The times you go hungry, and are tempted to steal.


The times of confusion, in chaos and pain.
I'm there in your sorrow, under the weight of your shame.
I'm there through your heartache.
I'm there in the storm.
My love I will keep you, by My pow'r alone.
I don't care where you fall, where you have been.
I'll never forsake you, My love never ends.
It never ends

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Blog Awards!

I was pleasantly surprised to get my first blog award from Melanie over at Christian Bookshelf Reviews :D
The rules to accept the award:
1.Share 7 things about yourself
2.Pass the award to (10) other bloggers

I also received another award from Crystal over at Just another Book Lovin' Girl:D

The rules to accept:
1. I must tell seven things about myself
2. Pass the award on to (15) bloggers

I'm gonna combine rule number one, and pass these both onto 5 other bloggers instead of 15. So here goes!
 7 random things about me: 
  1. I looovvve coke and chocolate. Not a very healthy combination...
  2. I struggle to find the motivation to do things sometimes (especially if it involves work lol) but once I begin I usually finish pretty quickly
  3. I love curling up on a rainy day next to a window with hot chocolate and a good book:)
  4. I enjoy jamming on the piano, and occasionally have a stab at writing songs (though they usually don't make sense to anyone but me;)
  5. I hate snakes
  6. I don't have a TV....and still don't have enough hours in a day:P
  7. My main source of fitness comes from vacuuming...gotta love that chore:/
I'm nominating the following bloggers for both "The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award" and the "Tell me about Yourself" Award:
  1. Cass from Fash and Boo
  2. Beck from You can run, but you can't hide
  3. Rachelle from Inspiring Daring
  4. Eve from The Chronicles of His Swordmaiden
  5. Katie from Legacy of a writer
Congratulations all and a special thanks to Melanie and Crystal for the Awards:)

Friday, 20 January 2012

Book Review: THE PAWN by Steven James


The Pawn (The Patrick Bowers Files, #1)
Book Description:
As an environmental criminologist, Patrick Bowers uses 21st-century geospatial technology to analyze the time and space in which a crime takes place. Using an array of factors, Bowers can pinpoint clues to solve the toughest of cases. Bowers's skills have made him one of the FBI's top agents-until now.
Called to the mountains of North Carolina to consult on a gruesome murder, Bowers finds himself in a deadly duel with a serial killer who seems to transcend Patrick's analytical powers. Forced to track the killer's horrific murders one by one, Bowers finds his techniques and instincts are put to the ultimate test...

My Review: 4 stars
Wow. This was a reeeaaaly creepy book. Gave me nightmares:P
But seriously...Steven James is an amazing author. His descriptions are vivid and his plot is really intricate and intense. At times I was overwhelmed by what was going on, especially in trying to grasp some of the  background details, but I reckon the writing was still top-notch.

The book is a crime-thriller novel. Special Agent Patrick Bowers is called in to help catch a mysterious serial killer known as 'The Illusionist' who leaves a Pawn chesspiece at the site of his victims. His twisted game becomes deadlier as he gradually closes in on Patrick himself. But all is not as it seems...
There are more people involved in this than Patrick anticipated...as well as a secret history thought was long buried.

I found the characters really interesting and well rounded, especially Patrick. I liked his theories about humans and how there isn't always necessarily  a motive for the things we do...
The killer(s) themselves were creepy as... but I found their background stories gave a good indication to the reason why they were who they were.

 All in all The Pawn was a good action packed suspense which kept me on the edge of my seat! However there was a bit too much gruesome aspects in this novel for me, namely the murders, so I would reccomend it for older readers due to some disturbing content.