Reading has been a primary element of my life, all of my life. I can remember one of my first books, I owned, was a kid's version of a biography of Abraham Lincoln. I remember that book like it was yesterday. I remember my mother coming up at 4AM or 5AM when I was young, and I would be curled up in a chair reading through the night. She would shake her head and tell me to get some sleep.
I ended up with a degree in English, degree in History, and worked on a graduate degree in Business/Information Systems. And much of my life entailed work that required reading extensive detailed tech materials. I got bored as IT Director for a media company and went off to be a publisher of a small newspaper for a company that turned out to fall into what I consider ruthless.
I never kept count how many books I read in a single year. Maybe 30, perhaps more.
I started writing my first book, nonfiction, and had someone interested in publishing it. It has been sitting here, unfinished for awhile now. I have about two week's work remaining roughly. I need to get focused with my life and get back to being productive.