In the course of answering this question, we have evoked some dispute over whether the phrase
Am I needing to read this book?
is grammatical. I think it is correct, although not common, but others think differently. Is this a correct grammatical structure, albeit perhaps a bit odd?
EDIT: I think I should clarify further. I don’t disagree that this phrasing is unusual; in fact, that’s what I said in the other answer. What I am interested in is whether it is correct or not. I think it is because of its uncommonness that I am not certain. It might be more straightforward to ask it this way:
Is the sentence “I am needing to read this book” grammatical? If not, why not?