Wow, I understand that!! I have life-long reading problems, and with age, also sight problems. It is hard for me to just sit about and read. But study the Bible? Until the cows come home! It has to do with the way my brain works -- ADD and such. My brain has to really be in gear for me to read at all, and studying does that for me.
I prefer to learn on my own and I learn better unconsciously. Well, generally, it's easier to learn in this way. But I really have an issue with studying (and I always prefer not to tell this to anyone). But yes, the Bible is a must and the only way you can learn it the better way, is reading it .