Make no mistake: I'm a H-U-G-E fan of folks being literate. I think being well-read -- whatever the genre -- is an important part of keeping one's brain fresh. Reading challenges our perspective, and the intellectual exercise helps one figure out how the various pieces of life go together. Sure, reading is also great for pure escapism; and I even have a franchise or two I've recommended for that as well.
In any event, I'm on a mailing list from Tor.com -- a major publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy -- and they recently put together a great piece on the approaching Hugo Awards, which I though definitely worth sharing to my own readership. You can access it right here, and be prepared to spend more than a few minutes with the read.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!