I'm afraid books are my life -- my entire life. I collect rare books, I study fantasy as a hobby, and study a more classic cannon for a living. I am what the Germans call a Leseratte, a "reading rat".
I've never been a big fan of anime, but I have seen some very interesting studies into it. It may not be my cup of tea, but I can understand how other people would love it.
Thanks, SanC. Since I pretty much have May off, I'll take that as an opportunity to read some of your suggestions. I'll let you know what I think.