Truthfully, I didn't start enjoying books -- I mean really sinking into books -- until I was about 25. I'm not sure why that was exactly, but I used to always keep an eye on the page count. How many pages did I read tonight? How many until the next chapter? Now I can let go quite a bit more. This Rifters book, I'm reading, for instance: I'm hardly aware of the page count, chapters, etc.
You don't find that you miss the snappy, episodic pace that TV can bring?