I have never in my life before now been so overwhelmed.
The truth of the matter is that reading for much of my life never really came with a lot of requirements and responsibilities. With NetGalley and having opened an e-mail for others to submit book review requests to me, the number of books I’ve felt I need to read has increased exponentially.
I have a fairly busy life outside reading. Work asks for and takes a lot out of me on a fairly regular basis. As a result, I took an incredibly long break during which I accumulated over 500 e-mail review requests. And that’s not even getting into my very clear and obvious problem with requesting too many books on NetGalley.
This weekend I began the daunting task of working through reading and responding to all of those e-mails. I still haven’t managed to get through even a sizable chunk of them. And the truth is that it is immensely overwhelming to think of tackling such a large list of requests. What blows my mind, ultimately, is the large number of books I could potentially have the responsibility to read should I accept.
And I feel quite terrible for not having gotten to all of these e-mails sooner.
How are your review requests going? Do you ever feel overwhelmed?