I have read books of over 600 pages in a few days, although now I distribute my "free" time between claying, household chores and reading so luckily now that same book can last me up to week.
Before I would almost exclusively read Stephen King or Dean Koontz or John Grisham but now I read whatever I can catch, usually second hand English books I buy from the APADAC store or somewhere else. They sell books for € 1 and if that gives me reading material for a few weeks I am really happy. I am not a person to cling on to books once I read them, besides the fact I don´t have a place to store them so I bring to books back to the shop again to be sold to others.
For the last years I have been playing with the thought of writing a book myself, but I know this is easier said then done. However I did start a book some years ago, which I lost after about 15 pages when my computer crashed, (yes I know, I should have made a back up). Then, for quite some time I felt so sorry for myself and I allowed myself quite some "sulking" time. After that I started again, with a whole different story though. And then I discovered polymer clay. Needless to say is that now my head is filled with earrings, brooches, flower sculpting, and endless other possibility this medium offers.
I have been kidding myself for a long time now, saying that I will pick up the writing again, if only I had a laptop so I could sit out in garden to write. Yeah right... I know myself and I can get myself into 100 different projects at a time, but reality is that you can only do so much next to a 40 hour job.
It is such a shame that having good ideas (at least that is my opinion, perhaps an editor would lough in my face, mind you) I have so little time to carry them out.
One day I will do it! I will finish my book, before I am 90. promise :))))