5 Reasons Readers Don’t Make Great Students

26 Oct

In honor of my midterm tonight, I thought I’d avoid studying and provide you all with this lovely list of reasons readers aren’t always the best students. Please add more if you have them!

1. If the historical fiction version was better, I’m going to consider that history.

In my book, Ken Follett and Philippa Gregory wrote 1200-1500 English history.

2. I’ll read until I fall asleep, but it’s not my textbook.

That puts me to sleep too quickly. I need some plot!

3. I’m reading during lectures, but it’s still not the textbook.

It may be hidden inside my textbook or on my phone, but it’s not about management theory.

4. I’m tired in the morning classes because I HAD TO finish the last 100 pages last night.

So. Worth. It.

5. If I find another reader in class, you can forget about me being quiet and respectful.

If someone else wants to debate if Harry could control the Basilisk because he is a Horcrux, I’m going to have that conversation.

Can we keep this list going? How does being a reader clash with your ability to be a student? Until next time, write on!

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8 Responses to “5 Reasons Readers Don’t Make Great Students”

  1. thecursedbooks October 26, 2017 at 11:55 AM #

    Great post! This is how students who are readers struggle with being good at both. You really put it perfect in your post, it’s highly relatable!


    • Sam October 26, 2017 at 8:14 PM #

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed. I’m looking forward to being a reader only haha. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Rosie Amber October 26, 2017 at 12:17 PM #

    Sometimes, if I’m researching stuff, (although not particularly as a student) I find a reference to another book and I’m off looking up that book, and then another which might also be mentioned and I’m gone on a long journey through books I think I must have and have forgotten about the one I was supposed to be reading.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sam October 26, 2017 at 8:14 PM #

      Haha so true! We may call it the Goodreads Effect. How’s that sound? Lol. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. The Cozy Pages October 26, 2017 at 6:35 PM #

    Cheating on My TBR List.
    You may be a textbook but if you aren’t on by ‘real life’ TBR list, reading you in my free time feels like an act of betrayal.

    I’m a teacher mind you. I should’t be encouraging this. 😉


    • Sam October 26, 2017 at 8:16 PM #

      Hahaha so true! I hate reading my textbook when there something else that I’ve been waiting on longer! Sometimes novels are the best textbooks, don’t you think? Encourage away! Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Ryan October 26, 2017 at 9:41 PM #

    I got a degree in English, so almost all of my required readings were actually novels haha! The only problem was when I’d read my own books rather than what I needed to for class.


    • Sam October 26, 2017 at 9:50 PM #

      My husband is an English teacher and he retreads the same book each year rather than read something new lol. English major problems. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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