I am writing my profile and I want to say that reading is a "side" interest i.e. it is something that I don't do regularly but I am passionate about it.
I don't want to use the word "side" or the phrase "side interest".
Is there a better way to say it, which can captures the two elements above (i.e. it is not my principal interest and I enjoy it)?
My current sentence is: Javeer took up reading as a side interest. (Note: I describe what I read later in the profile.)