This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish.
Today’s DTM is in the literal sense because I kid you not, it’s midnight and I’m discussing my way through it. Yes, I am up because I left my homework to the last minute and had the joy of speed writing everything. I really love myself sometimes for my affinity to do this. Actually, I must really hate myself because HELLOOOOO SLEEP DEPRIVED MAD WOMAN HEREEEE. Please excuse me for tonight, I am clearly drunk on abortion essays and women’s rights. I also have the right to rant so you’re going to listen to me rant. HAH. (That wasn’t even funny. What the hell Mel, shut up.) (Oooh that rhymes.)
Last year, many people would leave a comment on my blog along the lines of: “How do you read and review so much AND go to school AND do your homework?” This was back in the day where I didn’t have the awesome Celine and Larissa to help me, and I managed to publish nearly a post a day. Well here’s the thing, I don’t know how I did it. I’m quite sure I never got any homework from my old school (it wasn’t exactly a really good school) and when I did, it was something as ridiculous as: make a pinata. So yeah, there’s that. But hello… new school this year! This new school I go to likes to inflict pain on poor children like myself because when I finally do get home at 5pm (I leave the house at 6:50am), there’s a nice tall stack of homeworkiness for me to complete. I do not kid when I say some of my friends stay up till 3am finishing their homework because they’re even bigger procrastinators. BUT. That’s not the point. (This is what happens at 12am in the morning, I go off on tangents and have forgotten what I am meant to be writing about.)
When the hell do you read now, Mel? You ask. Today, I’m going to share some random facts about when I read and what happens when I read.
- I do most of my reading now, when I am on the train on the way to and from school. The ride lasts 1.5 hours in total and I do manage to get a good chunk of the book through with. (Please excuse my terrible grammar and language skills, it’s late. Just sayin’ in case I haven’t mentioned it like 1000 times already.) However, this is only really rare now because there is this thing called friends and socializing. I sometimes catch the train back home with one of my friends who lives to the east of Victoria like me, and when I do, I basically cannot read. Why? BECAUSE I HAVE TO MAKE CONVERSATION AND NOT BE A TOTAL SOCIAL PARIAH EVEN THOUGH I AM ONE. It saddens me greatly, not that I don’t like my friend (maybe I don’t….fingers crossed she doesn’t read this), but that I now have even less opportunities to read.
- The second time I read is before bed. So I wake up in the morning at around 6:20am. I get home at 5pm and I do homework and eat and breathe and procrastinate till 12am. So when I do my reading, I normally wake up in the morning to find my kindle/book either squashed by my body *cries* or splat on my head, because no matter how interesting the book is, I’m just too exhausted. BUT DON’T YOU GO MOTHERING ME ABOUT GETTING MY REST. I DO GET IT. DURING SCHOOL. Yep, I fell asleep during my elective class when we were watching Percy Jackson. True story guys. *proud beams* I am a perfectly fine human being. *nods*
Okay so through writing this blog post I realise I probably don’t get enough sleep and am slightly delirious and that I probably shouldn’t post this because I am not even sure about what I’ve written and whether it is even readable. BUT. In summary, in case nothing above made sense, I barely have any time to read these days and I am very sad about it and yeaaaaah.
Yeah no that made no sense. Oh well, DEAL WITH IT, PEOPLE.
(This probably goes down as one of my most retarded public moments. Wheeeee! I hope I have not embarrassed you, Celine and Larissa. Actually no I’m not sorry, you must deal with me. <3 you guys. )
What about you guys? When do you find the time to read? More importantly, do you have enough time to sleep? Because I sure don’t.
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