Seek by reading and you will find by meditating.This has been how I have gotten a lot of my spiritual progress, for wont of a better term. So when my spiritual advisor mentioned that reading can be prayer I felt a great surge of recognition.
St. John of the Cross
Yes, God reaches me in many other ways, through Nature, friendship, my family, and the liturgy. But most reliable is the "prayer" in which He surprises me through books and I meditate upon it for some time afterwards.
Nice to know I have that much in common with St. John of the Cross since his poetry leaves me cold.