I used to read books all the time, especially in the summer. Then, starting in 8th grade, we were given assigned reading. I could never read for fun when I knew I should be reading those books instead. As a result, I probably read 90% less than I did before (I'm a sophomore in college now). This seemed to be the norm among other kids at least in my honors English classes. At least some of my classes allowed you to chose your own books from a list of classics. I'm a political junkie who enjoys drawing parallels between aspects of today's society and dystopian novels. I loved 1984, Brave New World, and Lord of The Flies. I just recently bought Camp of The Saints, which will be the first novel I've read outside of a class in years. Just by reading and exercising instead of wasting time on porn when I'm bored, I think I'll see a lot of self improvement.