Book nerds are just like any other human: we procrastinate. We procrastinate with papers and homework, but let’s be honest: we won’t actually admit it.
Or we’ll admit it by complaining how there isn’t enough time in the world to do everything we need to do.
So to stick with our procrastinating natures, Lupe and I came up with ten ways book nerds procrastinate and not add books to our TBRs because we’re procrastinating. If you’re wondering, we were too busy coming up with all the ways to add any books to our TBRs…
1. Watch videos on YouTube
The prime way of procrastinating, as Lupe would admit she is completely guilty of this when writing papers. Funny cat videos are a great cure when you’re reading a boring book, though.
2. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime…
Cousins of YouTube basically, though the selections are longer than YouTube and sure to be more entertaining.
3. Homework due in 3 hours
Sometimes you procrastinate so much, you forget to do your homework until you check online and see the due date.
4. Work, work, work (Mainly Sophia)
Sophia has no weekends. Has never had a weekend off since she joined the working force at 16 unless it was for a chess tournament or NHS or… well, technically she wasn’t off.
5. Their attention is caught by another book
Sometimes we start another book because one book is boring. Other times we get caught up in another book because the book is so good, you forget your TBR even exists.
Me, while reading The Heart Forger, which you should totally get. 😉
I feel so bad for my questing buddy right now because, since winter break, we haven’t made any progress with our characters.
Okay, we did a couple of hours during spring break, but that was it.
Anyways, gaming is not that easy because you have to be aware, and if I’m reading a really good book, I’m going to be distracted. And if you’re with the right people, you’re too busy hanging out with them as a pixelated character to even bother looking at books.
7. That really funny tweet Lupe retweeted
Lupe is probably the queen of retweeting in our smol little group – most of her timeline are retweets, ranging from funny to serious… most of them funny.
8. That really cute panda video Sophia shared on Facebook
This is a call out to Lupe because she does get distracted when I tag her on Facebook with a cute panda video… or any cute animal.
Honestly, do we need to explain this one???