Random personal notes:
Have you ever noticed that if you're reading a book or a magazine, people will come up and interrupt you, sometimes with that air that says they know they're doing you a favor , because they know anyone who's reading must be bored as reading isn't something one does for enjoyment?
People who would be very apologetic about interrupting people watching a DVD think nothing of interrupting a reader. Reading isn't fun-reading is boring-a person who's reading will be grateful to be offered something else to do.
When my DH was still alive, we had multiple book cases in our living room. One set held my 2000+ books. The other set held his 500 VHS tapes. And pretty much everyone who came by said, "Wow, you sure have a lot of movies!"
I started keeping a log of my reading in January 1986. I did this because I grew weary of wanting to reread something, and having no idea as to the title or author. Sometimes I could remember what I read so clearly I could identify the font size, the typeset, and the kind of paper used, even the passage's placement on the page-but not the author and title. In the 20 years since I started the log, it's worked pretty well : I'd say about 95% of the time, a referral to it will jog my memory as to the book I want to reread.The log lists books by month and year, and I mark whether it's fiction or nonfiction, if it's the first time I read the book, and where I got the book (what library it came from or if I own it). I average 12 books a month, and I hit the 4000 mark in October.
Early reader here , too. I was tested in 4th grade, and at that time the testers said my reading comprehension level was that of the average college junior. Pretty cool! And if I finished a test or whatever early, and I was sitting reading quietly, I'd be the one the teacher would ask if I wanted to "help" her grade papers or whatever, instead of the kids who were playing or conversing. After all, I MUST be bored, or I wouldn't be doing something as dull as reading a nonassigned book. "Pleasure reading"-what's that?