I love reading!
I love reading about everything and I am glad that part of my work consists in reading.
Unfortunately, for researchers, reading is not always that easy, as clearly explained in The Researcher’s Bible:
Reading is difficult: The difficulty seems to depend on the stage of academic development. Initially it is hard to know what to read (many documents are unpublished), later reading becomes seductive and is used as an excuse to avoid research. Finally one lacks the time and patience to keep up with reading (and fears to find evidence that one’s own work is second rate or that one is slipping behind)
If you are looking for excuses to avoid research, go through those answers and select any paper you like, you will have outstanding and authoritative excuses!