So I decided to fix my problem. I started a book group with good friends who actually do take time to read. We call it Marginalia! -- thanks to our crossword guru who always comes up with great words to express himself.
We are using an excellent Web site: www.goodreads.com to keep track of the books we are reading and we can discuss the books there too. I feel so much smarter now.
We just finished reading Nicole Krauss' History of Love and while I didn't love it, I feel great having read a strong work of fiction and the opportunity to discuss it's pros and cons.
While it takes time away from my filmmaking work, I know it will help my storytelling skills and make me a more well-rounded creative professional. And who knows? Maybe I'll find a book I'll want to make into a movie! Every experience feeds who you are and who you hope to become.