This is very well written and a fascinating read. Made some very good points too.
One thing that I would like to mention is though, is that most people who read are actually reading just for the sake of reading. What affects your life isn't how much you read. It’s actually how much you've understood the book/article/essay that you read.
Simply reading just to get to an impressive number or form a list isn't gaining knowledge. It’s just wasting time.
The long period of reading, analysing and assimilating its contents.
This is the real solution. If it was just reading, several people would've jumped at it a long time ago. It’s actually what you comprehend, rather than what you just read.