For one, nobody is on campus. I rarely see people around, and most of the people around are not students, but just work staff. However, I still find myself on campus due to the fact that I find it more conducive to work on campus rather than at home. I suppose I have the resources that I need on campus, thus making life easier.
I have taken residence in the library's sofas recently. I find it more conducive to read books in the library, sitting relaxed on the sofa, rather than crouched in front of my desk in my office. I suppose it is because the office has my laptop in front, which can be a major distraction, while the sofa is more comfortable, specially if I need to read stuff for the dissertation. Just as an example, today, I read five chapters of a book on mental models. I felt like I needed to read it because I deal with them somehow, but it is not the main focus of the research I am doing.
People are already away. When I was in the lab meeting two days ago, there were people who weren't there, such as students who went back to their home countries for the summer. I on the other hand am fermenting here in campus, but I suppose this is a volitional decision, because I want to have this dissertation done and over with.
But who knows, I might get too sick of this, that I might go and disappear for a few days sometime in August.
Anyway, I have had a lot of books read by now, and after I read them, I scan them and save a PDF copy. My external hard drive is being used wisely.
So there, I suppose I need to go back to work. I'll be knocking off books from my shelf sooner than later.