The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.
So my question today is this: is it possible to have a reading overdose? To read so many books that you don’t even want to see a book for the next weeks/months?
I think it is. I’m still waiting for it to happen to me, to be honest. I have always enjoyed reading as far as I can remember myself. But I never used to read as much as I’ve been reading during the past year or so. Ever since I joined booktube I jumped from reading about 10 books a year to reading about 50 books a year. And that’s quite a jump! Imagine yourselves suddenly starting to read 5 times as much as what you’re reading now. Yeah. Pretty insane, huh?
So even though I’m really enjoying it so far and I never had so many books I want to read on my list, I find myself being worried sometimes. Worried that this appetite for reading might one day go away as suddenly as it came. That maybe one day I’ll wake up and find myself in a huge reading slump that will last for months and months because I will have just read too many books! I don’t know. Am I going crazy here?
It happens to me all the time with food! I suddenly start loving something, like, lat’s say barbecue flavored chips and I start eating them all the time, always the same sort of chips and then one day I can’t even think about them! So why is it not possible for the same thing to happen with reading?