I find people who are supposed avid readers tend to be liberals. These people often boast on how intelligent they are but often can not think for themselves. These people often parrot the same talking points from the MSM.
But guess what - most of those avid readers have read very little. I say this as a bookworm since childhood - I have never met a liberal who was even half way informed on any topic about which I have knowledge. And I include university professors with Phds. The ignorance is astounding. I have compared talking to them with driving a car on a street full of potholes.
Reading is food for the mind but thinking is exercise for the mind.....reading without thinking leads to being a fathead