You ladies crack me up! Am I the only tough guy on this forum? hehe!!
I think my wife and I compete with each other as to who reads the most. We have quite a library going. I know that she has always read.
There was a time when I didn't read much, starting around 9th grade, when I became quite a bit more athletic, playing lots of basketball and baseball. This dearth of reading lasted until my sophomore year in college (all this time was pretty much full of sports...I even played a semester of baseball in college). I picked up The Hunt for Red October
over Christmas break and then shortly afterward, my wife (then girlfriend) bought me a few books and I took back off reading, often foregoing studying to finish a book. Now, I take a paperback with me to work everyday. Can you tell what's more important?
See??? Tough guys can read, too!