Funny you should ask. Actually, crazy as it seems, I'm reading. During these times when I'm MIA, I'm doing what is called "beta-reading"---reading an unpublished fictional work from someone who has asked me to give feedback about the flow of the story, spelling and grammatical errors, and characterization.
Truthfully, if I could do this for pay, every day for the rest of my life, I would be a happy girl indeed. As is, I'm still a very happy girl doing it for free for some of my amazingly talented author friends. I absolutely love to read and especially edit (believe it or not!) and I find that I read all books with a fairly critical eye so it's not much of a stretch to do it when specifically asked to.
I was actually just able to beta read my friend's book. It's set during the Civil War, which I think is such a fascinating time period. The story was very well-written and had very accurate details of the time. I never cease to be amazed at what amazing writers there are (and researchers, because a TON of research is involved in most fiction!) and I am blessed to know a few.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that, even when I may seem like I'm slacking (sometimes I am!), but usually I'm just busy with something that I can't review publicly yet. Patience. One day I will. :)