It is so much more than that. I learn things, and I share the things I learn with others.
I get to experience places and things that otherwise would be off limits to me.
I get to encourage and support new authors, when they feel like giving up, and setting their work on fire.
I get to edit books, and help authors present their best work possible.
There is no such thing as too many books, or reading too much.
If you believe there is, you will never understand what you are missing.