Reading is a hobby, an escape--a way of life for me.
I love to read. I love the places books take you and how they allow you to be someone, be somewhere, experience something from your couch, bed, waiting room, park...wherever--
Books get me through stressful times. I have literally gone through periods where a book never left my hand. If I had a minute-waiting for a doctor's appointment, waiting for a TV show, waiting for dinner to cook...my nose was in a book. Otherwise my mind would wander to the stressful situation currently trying to occupy every waking moment. Reading was the only thing keeping me sane.
I read daily. I find things to read when (gasp) there isn't a book in sight. Like food boxes. (Come on-If you love to read you KNOW that you read them, too).
I used to check out 15 books a week during the summer before 4th grade. (Typically 14 Hardy boys, nancy drew, cherry Ames student nurse, Bobbsey twins, Trixie Belden, Boxcar Children and 1 non-fiction)
I have a 200+ TBR (To-Be-Read) list on Goodreads (let me know if you are on there, too--we can "be book friends") and I will read them all, yet never will my TBR list drop below 200-I find books daily to add to it. That's ok. I plan on a lifetime of reading.