This is me these days, except instead of mobile library, I borrow audiobooks from the public library. I have woefully little time for actual reading, and my eyes get tired too fast, but I can listen while doing cover designs. It makes the tedious parts of Photoshopping—and there are many—much more bearable.
Back in my late-teens, early-twenties I used to knit, but it was so boring, I could only stand it while watching TV. Listening to a book can take the dull the dullness of creating Photoshop masks.