Quoting TheNuge:" good to know. I NEVER thought a kid would be this way. You hear about how much kids like being read to... but not ours :-) Parenting is SO much different than i thought it would be!"
Some kids are just independent with that. My 7 year old is working her way through the Little House series right now and is doing spectacular with it.
I don't think it's necessary to read to them but to have reading be a big part of living in the house. I'm a voracious reader as is my husband. Our kids have grown up with us reading constantly so they've inherited that need.
I was really worried she'd be behind because everyone always says the first step to literacy is to read to your child.
But no...my girls are doing fine. lol