I've always gotten a lot of questions about how/why I read so much, and better late than never right?
So I've always loved to read and started reading pretty early, and I've just never remembered not reading. As I've gotten older, the books have simply gotten longer. I remember I when I read the The Thorn Birds for the first time, as well as Gone With The Wind and felt incredibly accomplished. I love long books because they tell great stories and I get lost in them so much more easily, but short books can do that too. Fiction is obviously my favorite, but I really like psychological and historical/military non fiction books as well, and of course biographies. My favorite authors include Pat Conroy, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Steve Coll, Mary Kay Andrews, Emily Giffin, Jodi Picoult, Corban Addison and Curtis Sittenfeld.
I always challenge myself to read 150 books a year, and for the past two years I've come up short. I think I might be able to do it this year, and right now I'm 8 books behind on my challenge, but I'm not too worried yet. I try to read for 45 minutes or an hour each day, because it's relaxing to me and I try to not stare at a screen right before I go to sleep.
If I really don't like a book, I won't finish it. I try to make it at least 50 pages, but there are too many good books in the world to waste time on ones that really don't interest you.