Warp Drive Sunday: Sept 22 – Sept 28

Nothing much really happened this week, except that I’ve been incredibly slow at replying to comments again — I’m sorry! I’m trying to find a balance between my schoolwork and blogging, and it’s just been hectic. Then again, I’m not a very organized person — and the procrastination bit plays a big role in this, too — so that’s probably why I have such a hard time getting into rhythm.

What’s gone on this week, Captain?

Book Updates

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) A Wounded Name

Finished Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender
Currently reading The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Up next A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchinson

Notable Expeditions

What about you?

Because of my life crisis right now, I need some thoughts on how to cope with these two very big parts of my life: blogging and studying. I’m sitting for my IGCSE next May — and that may seem far away, but I’m already nervous! So how do you do it? How do you balance out blogging and real life? Any tips?

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16 thoughts on “Warp Drive Sunday: Sept 22 – Sept 28

  1. I hope you like The Dream Thieves Meg! Just finished it and FEEEELS, I don’t know what I’m going to do before next year D;

    I guess you need to give priority to your real life commitments, it is hard to push over blogging like that but it is for the best. If I can’t blog because I need to finish my schoolwork, I just won’t post that day. Not updating that day isn’t going to affect me too much, except in page views and such but that’s not too important because you can always get them back. But studying is more important, it’s going to affect you more in the long run.

    • YAY! I just finished it about an hour ago, and OMG. SO. GOOD. I think my mind just about popped from how amazingly confusing, complex, and beautiful it was.

      That’s what I keep telling myself as well, but huh. Easier said than done. 😦 You’re right, but it’s also become much harder for me because I’ve started a schedule, and I HAVE to follow everything in there or else if mess everything up. Thanks for your advice, though! ❤

  2. I just finished the Dream Thieves and I loved it! I hope you enjoy it too! As you can tell, I’m very excited about it. Ok,anyway, I have no idea what the IGCSE is but upon googling, I guess it’s some sort of high school diploma (Canadian problems right there) but even it’s a long time from now, I wish you luck! I recommend writing study notes-before tests and exams I always take my class notes/textbook and turn them into study notes (I tend to remember stuff by writing it down). I hope you have a less hectic week and enjoy the Dream Thieves! Oh and good luck studying!

    • I finished it not too long ago and I’m pleased to tell you that I have officially joined the DREAM THIEVES fan club!

      IGCSE is something like SATs in the US, and it’s uber important because it’ll help me get a scholarship into college if I do well. That actually gave me an idea! I tend to just try to commit everything to memory, but I think writing it down would help immensely. Thanks so much, Shelly!

  3. Have fun with Dream of Thieves, hun! I DNFed the first one- I just couldn’t get into it at all unfortunately 😦 Also, I think we need a procrastination club, there are too many of us!

    Happy reading and have a great week, Megan! <33

  4. Haha, don’t feel bad! I’m worried about the balance between blog and studying as well. I’m sort of made it a game now. I study for a bit, and then do blog stuff as a reward. But then, if I’m like brained out I read or aimlessly look at Youtube instead. And then repeat! We’ll see how it goes though. Life is harrrddd!

  5. I’m also trying to find the best balance between studying and blogging. For me, I think it’s important to remember that I blog for fun and my study is important for my future. I like to take 1 hour after school to blog, because I can’t get to homework right away. Then I finish all the things I need to do for school and I do whatever I want; whether that is reading or blogging 🙂

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  6. Ah school and blogging aren’t best friends, aren’t they. My college starts soon and I already want to cry. I mean I do like some classes but it means spending less time reading and it sucks. Anyhow I cannot wait to see what you think of The Dream Thieves. I have the book too but no time for reading it now. Great post 🙂

  7. I had to goggle what IGCSE is — and yikes. I had a feeling it was a standardized test of some sort, but now that I know I feel sorry for you 😦 I doubt that’s very helpful though. I hate that type of test taking. It is really stressful. That’s why I’m applying to grad schools outside of the US (Canada mostly) to avoid taking the GRE.

    So, how to balance life, studying, reading, and blogging? I’ve been wondering this a lot lately. Luckily, the classes I’m taking this semester are really easy and don’t require too much attention — but working does, since I work two jobs to save up for grad school (and my huge book buying sprints). What Asta and Mel have said so far are really good tips. I blog/read as a reward and I don’t watch TV anymore. Though, if it’s a really busy day I only spend 30 minutes doing blogging stuff.

    Good luck, Meg!

    • Think SATs, except with much harder math and maybe English that’s a little less hard. And oh — I didn’t know you had to take GRE (will Google it up later) to get into grad school! That sucks because I want to study in the US, since there seems to be more opportunities there…

      That sounds like a good idea. Only, I have to have enough self control to know when to stop and continue my work, haha. Thanks, Kim, and good luck to you too!

  8. In order to juggle blogging and real life, I really try not to put too much pressure on myself to blog. If I can’t post that day — I don’t freak out about it. If I can’t finish a book on time, then I can’t finish it. Blogging shouldn’t disrupt your life, it should make it better! And I think the only way for that to happen is to be more relaxed about it and give yourself room to move. Flexibility! When I was in high school, I sucked at that. I had no time except for tennis, AP classes, studying, and sleep. So I know it must be hard finding extra hours to do the things that matter to you.

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