I’ve felt a little overwhelmed by books and book news lately. This is not to say that I haven’t wanted to read, but that I feel like I can’t take in any more information about books. And I’m even reaching a point where I’m not all that interested in buying new books. I have plenty of excellent books at home after all. I’m happy to look through bookstores as usual, but that’s not because I want to buy more books or learn about new authors; it’s because it’s fun to be reminded of the authors I already know about.
Have you had this problem before? The issue is that I have access to SO MUCH information that it’s become too much to handle. I’m sorry to say it, but I don’t want to know about wonderful new authors or amazing new novels. I haven’t added anything to my wishlist in a long time. In fact, I’m more likely to look over my wishlist and take books off that no longer sound interesting.
It’s a problem of information overload and also one of time; I’m not sure I would feel this way if I weren’t also feeling overwhelmed by things going on at work and by all the triathlon training I’m doing. With everything else that is happening, I don’t have time to process information about new books and I don’t have energy for it either.
I do think this is a passing feeling though. I’ll get my energy back for the book reviews and news again. But right now I’d rather just tune out all the book buzz and focus on reading instead.