One of my last classes at uni. It’s a bit of reading, and I think I’ll actually enjoy this one. Logic debates around psychological issues in our current society! Anyone who knows me knows I love a good debate and the Devils Advocate.
Side note: 104 days until graduation!
by Mira Grant
“A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.
We owe our good health to a humble parasite – a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system – even secretes designer drugs. It’s been successful beyond the scientists’ wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.
But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives…and will do anything to get them.” — Goodreads
1/5/16 : With as much as I loved the Newsflesh triology by the same Author, I couldn’t help myself from getting another book from her. This has been sitting on my shelf for awhile and I thought it’d be a great way to start out 2017. So far, it’s done is a much similar style as the previous books I’ve read by Grant. We’ll see if she can keep up the story as well too.
As most of you know, I am behind. Not just on reading but actually writing out the book reviews of what I have read over the past year or so! This is very bad. After all, what’s the point of having a book review blog if I don’t post book reviews.
Thankfully, I’ve been using Goodreads to at least log and rate what I’ve read. I have a list. The fun part is trying to remember all the little things I’ve liked and disliked about books. I also need to give a shout to my BFF, Zombilicious. For my birthday last year, she gave me a “Book Lover’s Journal” specifically made for me to jot down this stuff. It’s small enough for me to carry in my handbag and I was able to write down a few books. I will probably start with those. For the rest, I may just have to re-read them… I can’t decide…
On the Docket for Review:
- Count of Monte Cristo, Alexander Dumas
- Seductive Poison, Debra Layton
- Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
- Rumspringa, Tom Shachtman
- The Martian, Andy Weir
- Stardust, Neil Gaimen
- The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty
- Howl’s Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
If there is something you’d like to see a review for before others, let me know! Send a tweet to @Owl8bit and I’ll see what I can do!
There hasn’t been as much leisurely reading since the semester started. Trying to stay on top of my school work. I do read on the bus though. Two days a week, about 30-40 minutes each time. If I don’t fall asleep that is… Currently about 63% of the way through the Count of Monte Cristo (and loving every moment of it! Why did I put off reading it for so long!!)
Don’t mind the messy class notes. I’ll clean them up when I re-write them to include textbook info too…
This past semester has been a rough one. I was really sick for a bit and its taken me longer to get back to “baseline” than I expected. Leisurely reading definitely fell on the back burner. I’ve been making quite a few changes and have been working on re-organizing myself. I have been itching for a creative outlet again, which I’m guessing is a sign that I’m feeling more like my normal self than I have been these past few months.
If you follow me on Goodreads, you’ll see that I have been reading some, just not as much as I was before. It’s been a bit of a slump. I haven’t forgotten about this blog. And I have a plan for 2016. Thank you for staying with me and tune in for more reading escapades!
With the change in jobs, I’ve been doing what I can to pick up more hours and all that fun stuff. And since it’s for a movie rental place, I’ve been trying to watch some of the latest movies that are out on DVD so I can actually give honest suggestions to customers and whatnot. This hasn’t left much time for reading. I’m about half way through Blackout and I’m loving every moment of it.
In a couple weeks I’ll start college courses again. At that point, I’ll re-evaluate my “schedule” and figure out how to squeeze in 1-2 hours of reading each day.
So my question to you now: Do you want my movie ratings/suggestions? I was debating doing a quick list once a week. A perk of the job is that we get to watch all the movies that are coming out the weekend before they’re released on Tuesday. I could do a Movie Monday thing! Oh, brainstorming while I type. Haha. What do you think? Leave me a comment, shoot me a tweet (@Owl8bit) or hit up my Tumblr and leave me a message. Hope to hear from you soon!