Sunday, February 21, 2010

Everything Is Science These Days

At the start of every new year, I always see a bunch of reading challenges spring up on the Internet. They always seem really fun and interesting, and I am always tempted to go for it and try one. I think it would be a dangerous thing to try, though, when I have so much academic reading to get done. I hardly even get time to read "real" literature, since once it's 2AM and I'm looking for something to put me to sleep after hours of studying scientific subject x, y, or z, I usually grab something that even I would tell you possesses of little serious literary merit. I turn back to the books that my parents used to give me grief for reading when I was in middle school--that's right, middle school.
I'd love to have more time to invest in carefully choosing books and really sinking my teeth into a couple serious pieces, but I suppose that will have to wait until summer.
In another way, though, I don't feel so bad. If Facebook questionnaires are any indication, I've read more books off of the "Books You Must Read In Your Lifetime" list than many of my English major friends. That must mean that I'm not a complete failure, right?

On that note, I'm going to go write a delightful chemistry lab. Ugh. Even my writing is all about science these days.


  1. Hang in there! I know how you feel about the massive overload of school reading though, so much so that you end up missing out on other reading you'd rather be doing.
    Still, I daresay you read a lot more non-schoolwork material than the average pre-med does.

  2. All lies. A lot of these books I review are ones that I read zillions of years ago. I'm a cheater. :(