I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
Until they are just pathetic.
And in one case basically mentally unhinged. I still can't fathom how anyone would support someone who obviously lost touch with reality, but ok.
The family/relationship part was not exactly thrilling unfortunately.
That is not where the author's strength lie.
But enough action and space to make up for it :)