I don’t think I could make it through a single day without reading. That sounds like an exaggeration, but it’s not. Whether it’s a novel, a short story, or an article here, I need to read. I need to connect to something or someone, even if they are fictional. I need to disconnect from the real world. I need to learn and I need to escape. Reading is life.
So, dear writer, you are important. You are not indulgent. You’ve earned your keep. I’d say you get to eat.