In college I used to buy my textbooks early and read them from cover to cover, or at least as far as I could get, before the semester started. Then I would re-read them as the term progressed. That way I was never behind in my reading, and could read much more of what I wanted to read in addition to my course work. One semester, for example, I read the complete novels of Henry Green. I probably don't assign enough reading to my students because I assume--falsely--that my students are like me and will read much more than I actually assign them.