Didn't Ajahn Chah say "The only book worth reading is the book of the heart?"
I know how you feel. You're right on about trying to meditate more than read. As long as you know even the basics, it's going to be far more beneficial to explore your mind experientially than it will be to muse over high and lofty concepts that don't pertain to you at the moment. I wish I had your dedication! It seems I can't go more than a few days without sneaking another ill-understood essay or lecture into this brain.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.
Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.
His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta