If you follow my path and read a book a day in 2013, you'll find that you truly, truly will not be reading more than usual. Right now, you are probably reading a comparable amount to me — but you're reading newspapers, Facebook, Twitter and Slate. I let that stuff go for a year in the interest of making my quota. I always dreamed that in retirement I might be able to knock off a book a day: Turns out, I didn't have to wait.
Jeff Ryan is the author of "Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America."