i read primarily fiction. maybe. . . 10-15 hours per week? why? enjoyment, escapeism, entertainment. what's that quote i occasionally see as an internet signature. . something like "anyone who says they only have one life to live has never read a book". reading lets me vicariously do anything, and everything. it lets me go anywhere, go places that don't exist, see anything, see things that don't exist. reading is like dreaming. i'm not an overly social person, and as i start to care about characters in books, it's like having a new friend. sounds pretty sad when i look at it that way. sure, movies can be entertaining, as far as "story telling" is concerned, but movies are more like dreaming: more visuals, not as much depth. i'll take a good book any time.