Honestly, I don't know too many kids Maddy's age, but I'm pretty sure that most babies this age don't spend a lot of time with their books. I could be wrong. Feel free to correct me.
Mads loooooves her books. Most nights she will spend about 20-30 minutes "reading" them quietly on her own in the playroom (playroom = what used to be my living room). She turns the pages and looks at all of the pictures and then moves onto the next book. Occassionaly she'll put the book in her mouth or suck on her fingers while petting the "fur" in the books. If there are animals she'll point and "woof" at them. It's all very entertaining. I could sit and watch her do this for hours!