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a take on laziness and “mandatory” readings… November 21, 2007

Posted by raincrystal in academics, cl122 thingies..., creative writing.
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… i’ve always assumed that i’m a bookworm — until i entered college, i guess… well, during my childhood days, i was one of the few youngsters who used to kill time by poring over stacks of books in the library instead of playing with my classmates… hmm… one of my early favorites were elizabeth and jessica wakefield (yeah, the sweet valley twins)… i like reading francine pascal since it’s actually really cute… i feel like i’m growing with the wakefield sisters… from sweet valley twins, i immersed myself in sweet valley high and yeah, you got it — sweet valley university…

there was also that phase when i was just so engrossed with horror stories — which is actually funny if you think about it… how in the world would i come to like the supernatural when i’m such a scaredy cat who can’t even go to the bathroom alone after watching (or reading) scary tales? R.L. stein’s stories were such a big hit for me along with the “goosebumps” and “are you afraid of the dark?” series (though they aren’t as spooky as i expected) and what else? yeah, i also liked edgar allan poe’s “the cask of amontillado” and “tales of mystery and terror”… his stories really display that aura of darkness which i assume is probably because of his experiences… trivia: the three most important women in his life died of the same disease… i just forgot if it’s the so-called romantic disease (you know, tuberculosis) or what…

so that was basically it… i thought i loved books… i’ve read lots and lots of them… from fairy tales to apple paperpacks to english and tagalog novels to harry potter… but now, it seems that i’ve just lost interest in reading… yeah… my bookworm days are over — i’m now called a photocopyworm… nyahaha… but seriously speaking, i’m really on the stage where i want to evade all of those “mandatory” readings as possible… come to think of it, i (well, not just me) have to read those lengthy and bulky photocopies in all my major subjects and they’re just so tiring… yeah… and i spend a lot of bucks on those photocopies… but duh, isn’t it a creative writing student’s job? and why did i choose this course in the first place if i don’t want to read? yes, i know… but i still have a hard time convincing myself that words are better than algebraic equations and all those algorithms… pathetic me… i guess i just have to read, read, and read some more… “sayang ang kwarta…” haha… but hey, i’m just lazy… yeah… maybe that’s it… i’m just super lazy that i often forget why i’m in BAE… of course, all those readings aren’t crap… i learn lots from them and perhaps, they might teach me the secret formula to being the next J.K. rowling and be wealthier than the queen of england… wahaha… so in that case, the bucks i spend and all my so-called sacrifices will eventually pay off… yey!

why am i writing this entry again? well… because i have nothing to do? nyahaha… that’s why i don’t make sense…