Often, I think that I don't read nearly as much as I did as a child. I would consume books one after the other, tearing through them as...I do gum now. (Really, you don't want to see me chew gum...it's...interesting to say the least.)
Then, I started thinking of one of my husbands criticisms. Whenever I sit at my computer, I am always reading blogs. Granted, these aren't of the highest intellectual tier, but none the less, is it not reading? Most of the blogs I read are pertaining to either technology, fashion, or food. Then, I started wondering, even if this is a bunch of useless information, is it not the same as reading Wired, WWD, or Cook's Magazine?! Just as reading a newspaper developed into watching CNN, and now it has developed (for me) into reading MSNBC. It's controlled, it's what I want to read about what is happening now.
So, if anything, I went from reading novels (which I read from time to time) to reading magazines.