Reading is important
... but maybe not as important as a visiting angel?
Gabriel comes bearing the news about Mary becoming the mother of GOD. (Luckily, as we all know, Mary, being the wonderfully obedient and loving daughter of God that she was, accepted Gabriel's words and pondered them in her heart after responding with a "fiat" - "yes, let it be done!").
Picture done circa 1440, attributed to Rogier van der Weyden. Called "The Annunciation" (more on the photo).