There's a lot of em for sure but I've been picking up and reading them all and that's honestly been the highlight for me storywise. Love reading the snippets and reports of strange occurrences with the AWEs. Just got to the Panopticon and it was really satisfying to see all these objects I've been reading about in person.Scattering around your exposition dumps in easily miss-able pick ups that completely break the flow of the game is lazy and dumb. The devs must even think so if you could completely bypass them with no consequences. If its important to the story, it should be woven into the unmissable cutscenes. Its compounded by the fact that some of them are just absolutely nothing and don't even have exposition in them, they are just there as a collectable that might as well be coins.