This is more on the influence of reading to a writer.
It is interesting how it is always: Reading – and then – writing.
Not the other way around.
Nobody is falling in love with writing, and then getting into reading books.
And writing grows later. Often, without intention.
At least that is the way it happened for me.
I was studying economics while reading every book on economics and investing I could find.
And then one day I heard a bunch of nonsense, and the next thing I knew I was typing away (I wrote this.).
“You wouldn’t be a writer if reading hadn’t enriched your soul more than other pursuits.”
–Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird