Yeah, that totally hasn’t been happening, especially this past week. I’ve actually been reading a torrent of books and it’s kind of overwhelming. It started with a couple of vampire books I read. (I even reviewed one of them on this blog.) After that, I was keen to read more vampire-related books, so I went to the library. I’m fortunate that there’s a big branch of our local library system right near where I work. I can walk there in fewer than five minutes, which is amazing. The fiction section is organized oddly (there’s regular fiction, mysteries, and science fiction all in separate sections, and nothing in the catalog indicates which of these sections you’ll find the book in), but once I got the hang of it, I realized there are a ton of books there I want to read. I had ten books checked out at one point. That’s been pared down because I finished some of them—some because they were quick reads, and another I sped through because I sort of stopped liking it about halfway through and wanted to be done. (The book I didn’t like is Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula. I liked it at first, but by the end I didn’t, so I returned the sequel unread.)
Anyway, I felt a bit overwhelmed and resolved to slow down my reading pace. I’ve always been a fast reader, so sometimes it can be hard to make myself slow down. I do find that I enjoy books more when I slow down, though, so I need to make a deliberate effort to do this.
It’s just there are so many books out there! So many books, and so little time… the lament of every reader, right?