I read a lot of books for two main reasons:
1) This quote:
“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.”
2) When someone takes the time to write a book, they are effectively taking the collected knowledge of their entire life and sharing it with you. I can’t think of a better Return On Investment than to spend a weekend digesting the entire lifetime knowledge of an individual.