Critical Thinking in Psychology

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! 


Currently Reading: Parasite

parasite by Mira Grant
Science Fiction/Horror

“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.

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Thank Goodness for Good Friends and Goodreads

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:

  1. Count of Monte Cristo, Alexander Dumas
  2. Seductive Poison, Debra Layton
  3. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  4. Rumspringa, Tom Shachtman
  5. The Martian, Andy Weir
  6. Stardust, Neil Gaimen
  7. The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty
  8. Howl’s Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones
  9. 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!

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Finding Time and Balance

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!!) 

Neuro Notes

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!


All Work No Play…

IMG_1889With 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!

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