If there were a job where reading whatever interests you and then discussing it at length with intriguing people were the requirements, I would so be your girl.
I've realized something. Honestly, it's something I've always known and pushed to the back left corner of my mind because I didn't want it to be true, but here it is: I enjoy reading more than writing. It feels like I'm not as committed if I'm not absolutely defined by the fact that I write, write, write.
The truth is I love to read. A lot of us love to read, yes, especially writers, but I mean, I can literally do it from the time the sun rises to the time it goes back down. This week I've read a biography, a drama, a non-fiction textbook about madness from the 1970's, and a pure sugar and fluff YA book about kissing and social status in high school. And I have a horror and a chick lit in queue by the bed. I eat books, feeling full when I'm finished (momentarily), hungry when half through, ravished at the first page.
I am so many people when I read. My thoughts run deeper and my words run shorter (talking not writing), and I can't think of a better side effect than that.
I'm curious-- if you're happening by-- are you more writer or reader? I believe I am a reader who writes rather than a writer who reads. And I'm okay with that.