It's sad that a majority of fans will watch a cartoon show, but not read adult novels.
Time? I probably read 10-20 pages as I lay in bed before falling asleep, or at the breakfast table.
There are times what's written bores me, but it's a good tradeoff for the times I can't put a book down and go 60 pages or 100 in one sitting, because I want to know what happens next.
Classic Star Wars novels have basically fallen along those patterns too:
The Paradise Snare - Ann Crispin
The Hutt Gambit - Ann Crispin
Rebel Dawn - Ann Crispin
Courtship of Princess Leia - Dave Wolverton
Heir to the Empire - Timothy Zahn
Dark Force Rising - Timothy Zahn
The Last Command - Timothy Zahn
Spectre of the Past - Timothy Zahn
Vision of the Future - Timothy Zahn
most of the NEW JEDI ORDER - (but read these in the order it tells you on the inside of any NJO book) authors include Ron Salvatore, Mike Stackpole, James Luceno, Greg Keyes, Troy Denning, Aaron Allston, Matthew Stover, Walter John Williams
Children of the Jedi - Barbara Hambly
Planet of Twilight - Barbara Hambly
The Crystal Star - Vonda McIntire
The New Rebellion -Kristine Catherine Rusch
Most of the books I didn't mention from CLASSIC expanded universe fall somewhere in between, basically being average.
I do understand that reading anything from the Really Bad list above could turn someone off to the whole idea of ever reading another SW novel again.
But if you haven't tried stuff from the "Good List," you've just not made an effort.
Most of the paperbacks cost about the same as one action figure, and you need not worry about them going out of stock - you only need to buy another one AFTER you've finished reading whatever you've got now.
I just can't see how 6 movies is enough, or how you can't feel the spirit of being a huge Star Wars fan, enough to buy all this plastic memorobilia, and not want to join your heroes for more adventures, new ideas, and keep it going on.