I’m sure you’ve noticed, but I haven’t been very good at commenting lately. It’s partly because my weeks have suddenly gotten ten times busier, what with the end of the year coming, and me struggling to keep my grades up while blogging almost every day. I know this isn’t much of an excuse; lots of other bloggers are students like me, and they manage to update their blogs daily, as well as respond to comments. Yay them! But alas, try as I might, I am not as efficient as they are. My grades are failing, and I can’t continue to deny that any longer. It’s making me both stressed out and worried for my future at the same time. Which begs the question: is blogging worth it? Probably not.
I only came to know Kayla from The Thousand Lives when I started this WordPress blog, and goshdarn, does she know how to make people smile! It’s not only her comments on her thought-provoking posts, but her comment replies. They always brighten up my day. It’s good to know that my comments do the exact same thing! (At least we give back to each other, yeah? ;)) She has the coolest rating system and definitely deserves more attention than she is getting now. Without further ado, her guest post!
What can I say about the one and only Lesley from Books and Beautiful World? Oh, yes: she’s creative, she’s funny, she leaves amazingly thoughtful comments, and she’s full of wit! I think the conversations I have with her on Twitter — though it’s not too many at the moment (we will have to change that!) are some of the funnest because my imagination just goes bonkers when I’m tweeting with her. But enough rambling. Follow this girl. I present to you her guest post!
Hello everyone! I’m now in South Korea and some lovely people have decided to write up guest posts to keep the blog running! Today’s guest poster is Shelly from Readiculous Reads. What’s that? You haven’t heard of her blog before? Well, shame on you. Shelly’s just about the bubbliest person I’ve come to know in the blogosphere, and she makes the best vlogs with her friend Kari. Honestly, this girl’s a wonderful addition to the book blogging community. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this guest post, Shelly!
Parasite (Parasitology #1)
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.
Without me, SymboGen would never have existed. There are probably people who would say that was a good thing, too. I have to admit, there are days when I think it would be a good thing. I might even be willing to give it all back if it meant I still had my friends. But you can’t go home again.
-FROM “KING OF THE WORMS,” AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. STEVEN BANKS, CO-FOUNDER OF SYMBOGEN. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN ROLLING STONE, FEBRUARY 2027.
After reading so many positive reviews from trusted friends of mine, I have to say that I am quite disappointed with Parasite. (I can’t trust you guys ever again!) It has such an original and disturbing premise — tapeworms that can enhance our bodies? said tapeworms turning restless and wanting to live their own lives? If that doesn’t make you squirm in intrigue, then I don’t know what else will. Mira Grant did a great job with the scientific aspect, but in terms of storytelling, not so much.
This week, something awesome happened: I became a designer on Creative Whim, which is owned by Ashley from Nose Graze! I created a watercolor theme called At A Distance, but users of the design have the freedom to choose if they want to stick to that theme or not. So it’s definitely a very exciting time for me, and I’m hoping to be able to pump out more designs soon!
What’s gone on this week, Captain?
Finished Parasite by Mira Grant
Currently reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Up next Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne
What about you?
How was your week?
Also, as the deadline to help the insurgent infiltrate the U.S.S. Quirinus is drawing near, I just wanted to know if anyone else would want to submit a guest post while I’m away! This is just a friendly reminder to no one in particular, and I also want to thank all those who did submit in something — it’s much appreciated. <3