Why be such an avid reader?
Reading is fun, depending on what book you chose. It increases your vocabulary, and gives you ideas. You can immerse yourself in a different world, go on a quest, or save the universe from ultimate destruction.
You can also get away from who you are, and what you are doing, and just DEAR (Drop Everything And Read).
It can relax stress (at least for me).
However, you have to get the right book that will work for you, because if you don't, you probably won't enjoy it one bit.
So off to DEAR time!