For me reading is a pleasure. You have to develop this habit. In the beginning, it may be boring. But slowly, you will develop the habit to read a lot and want to read a lot. By reading only, we come to know about the happenings around us, even though, today, the electronic media has cobbled most of the print media.
Still, nothing is lost. To start with, you can start reading daily news papers and slowly move on to read periodicals and books. Once you start this process, you will be surprised to find the enormous volume of things that are happening around us in the world. The information contained and brought forth in various magazines and books is so much that your lifetime will not be enough to read and know all those information.