A Day In The Life: Bookworm Edition

Does anyone else spend way too much time on YouTube watching countless videos about people’s routines? No matter if it’s a college student, someone with a 9-5 or a stay at home mom – I’ll watch them all. There’s just something about seeing how someone else spends their day that’s really interesting to me.

And since my YouTube binges don’t often inspire me to write content for the blog (95% of the time they just draw me in and don’t let me go for days on end), I obviously had to take full advantage when this idea struck me the other day. I mean, doesn’t everyone want to know how a bookworm spends their days?

But before we get into this Day In The Life post, let me just set the mood quickly so we’re all on the same page here.

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Our bookworm has spent their Sunday night trying to get as much reading in as possible because things are going to get busy during the week and they want to take full advantage of this free time they have at their disposal. Unfortunately, our bookworm (much like myself) doesn’t know when to stop reading for the night so they’ve been up until the early hours of the night.

*Cut to Monday morning*

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We all know that feeling when our alarms go off in the morning and we immediately regret our life choices the night before because it’s too god damn early for that alarm to be ringing already. If you’re like me, you might hit snooze a couple of times. That’ll make getting out of bed easier. 

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After hitting snooze for the fifth time, you finally get out of bed and realize that you’ve got barely any time left. And you made that nice plan of getting some reading done in the morning. Yeah, good luck. You run around trying to get ready on time, there’s no time for any reading. You’re lucky if you look presentable.

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In your hurry to get out of the house on time, you realize that you left your book at home and there’s no time to go back and pick it up. You have a quick internal freak out before you realize that you’ve got that audiobook/ebook ready to go on your phone – your day isn’t ruined just yet.

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You spend your working hours thinking about that book you’re currently reading and the world it transported you to. You realize that you’d rather be reading right now than doing whatever it is you have to do in that particular moment. But then you realize that it’s almost your lunch break and you get excited because you can go back to your book! Fun times!

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It’s finally your lunch break but your co-workers don’t really care about the fact that you’re trying to get some reading done and instead, they keep trying to interact with you – how dare they. Don’t they know about how you try to avoid talking to people?!

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There’s finally an end to your workday in sight and you find yourself daydreaming about all the reading you’re gonna get done once you get home and you’re so excited. You’ve been trying to get more reading done all day!

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You’re finally on your way home, ready to get at least some reading done while on public transport. Unfortunately, the day and your lack of sleep are catching up to you quickly and more often than not, you find yourself dozing off just to wake up panicked thinking you’ve missed your stop. You don’t get any reading done.

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Finally home, you make a quick change into some comfortable clothes before you get started on dinner and to make the waiting time less horrible, you finally pick up your book – and almost burn down the house because you forget all about your dinner while reading. Don’t deny this happening to you, we’ve all been there!

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After you’ve successfully avoided burning down your house/apartment complex, it’s finally time to have that yummy dinner you just cooked – I hope your coordination is better than mine and you don’t end up with a million and one splatters and crumbs on/in your books.

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Here comes the part of my day I’ll never understand why it takes me so long to actually get it started. I literally debate with myself when the perfect time is to get in the shower which often results in me pushing that time spot back further and further. But once I get into the shower? Yeah, there’s not getting me out of there. I’ll need about as long to convince myself to step out of the shower as it just took me to get in there. It’s ridiculous. Honestly.

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You’ve actually reached the end of your day. It’s time to get into that comfortable bed of yours and get some more reading done before you fall asleep for the night. The thing is, you got barely any sleep the night before and your day has been exhausting. So before you know it, you’re asleep with your book open on your chest or in your hands.

Luckily tomorrow is another day, right? We can get more reading done then and hopefully that night’s sleep will allow you to get through your day with fewer incidents and actual reading time during your breaks or your commute! I’ll keep my fingers crossed, that’s for sure!

Grab Your Coffee And Let's Talk!

Aaaand, that’s it for today’s post! I hope you guys enjoyed this approach to a post as much as I did writing it! At this point, it sometimes starts to feel like writing posts is a chore and something I need to get done rather than something I want to get done. So when I had this idea and concept in mind, I figured I had to try it and see what you guys would think! So please, leave any feedback down below, I really appreciate it!

But now I want to hear a bit more about you guys’ days and where/how you fit reading into them – if you can. My current situation allows me to read whenever I want and I highly appreciate it even though that sometimes also means that I’ll end up just binge watching a YouTube creator’s videos for days on end… and don’t get any reading done whatsoever. If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably heard all about the most recent incident. xD

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14 thoughts on “A Day In The Life: Bookworm Edition

  1. You’ve exposed me, as my absolute favorite things is to watch all types of routines when I go down the Youtube hole 😂 Same with reading vlogs, I’m obsessed with them and can never get enough xD

    I loved the approach to your post, it was a lot of fun to read and very, very relatable 😀 I’m fortunate enough to usually have a long vacation from university and even during the semester to have more or less time for reading! You also pretty much described me trying to get out of bed at a university morning and scrambling around my flat trying to not miss the bus 😂 I’m a horrible person in the morning and I also get that thing when I have time to read, but … don’t actually read 😅

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  2. 😂😂😂 this is such a fun post, I loved reading it so much 😂😂
    I can relate to about half of these – I’m lucky enough that my colleagues all are busy with their own shows to watch or other things to do during lunch break and I get my time to read and…. I’m always wide awake on the commute on the evenings, too. It’s mornings that are a bit harder to get through, sometimes I want to read, but I’m just too tired to even pick up my book 😂
    I would never, ever ever forget my book before leaving the house, though…. I mean, I double check, triple check, even, to be sure I have it hahahaha.

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      1. Ahahah I guess it’s the day that made you tired. I’m always more motivated by the end of the day, because I know now that, after my time required at work, I finally do whatever I want before I have to sleep 😂

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  3. This is the most relatable post I have read in a long while! It made me laugh so much!

    I try and squeeze in reading wherever I can, in the mornings when I’m lying in bed when I should be getting ready for work, which then makes me (almost) late to leave for work. Driving to work, so unable to read on that journey but I try and read from my car to my department to squeeze some more in. When it comes to lunchtime, I have the exact same problem – it’s lovely that people are trying to interact but it’s normally to talk about work and all I want to be doing is concentrating on being transported inside my book! So now I tend to go downstairs into the restaurant and eat my lunch there with my book away from people! But the same happens when I get home, I try to read downstairs to be in company with my mum but then she tries to talk to me every two seconds and the disruptive routine continues daily haha!

    Thank you for this awesome post! I hope you have a great rest to your reading week 🙂

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  4. Wow it’s so odd for me to hear about so many people reading on their lunch breaks – like you I am always socialising and focusing on eating while talking to other people and never get the time to read :”)
    It’s also really cool that you think about reading so much – much more than the time you take to read! I myself also read most during the night, but I’ll try to squeeze in reading while commuting but sometimes your brain just isn’t functioning when you’re in a train full of people coming home from work…

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    1. This wasn’t actually my day in the life (as that would be too boring) and more of a general idea mixed in with things I’d experienced before, etc. I usually prefer to have breaks by myself – during my training, I’d often use them to get caught up on school stuff as I didn’t really have as much time for reading as I had hoped.

      But the thing that is probably the most relateable to me is thinking more about reading than actually reading. xD Last night, I kept telling myself I’d get some reading done – but I never did. I thought about it for hours. But nothing. xD

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