I'm just an avid reader, I have been since the age of 4 and feel a day has been wasted if it hasn't included some reading time.
I do find it hard to part with books, they are different from other possessions somehow! Many are old friends that I've read over and over, but it's getting to the stage when I can hardly walk round my flat because of the stacks of books, so I have to say goodbye to some and hope they'll find a good home. My other interests include playing the recorder and watercolour painting (neither very well). My better-half is fellow Bookcrosser Nicus-chanticus and I'm a member of the Manchester BookCrossing Group (see http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/BCManchesterUK)