Reading fast - boon or curse?

I walk into a bookstore and pick up a couple of books. And much before it's time for me to shave, I am done reading! If it was not for my better half, who at the mention of 'Crossword' twice a week would say with a very mean look, "AGAIN?" and if it was not to avoid any further non-stop arguments, I would probably have spent all my earnings on words. After all, every single penny I earn comes from my words.

While I think it's good to be a fast reader, my bank balance insists otherwise. Did someone ever say, "It doesn't pay to be well-read"?