An essay on why reading is a favorite hobby

In this essay, I am narrating to the readers about my hobby. In my spare time, I read books to gain information and knowledge about different subjects. After reading many books, I learned to speak fluently. I also learned some valuable lessons in life because some of the books I read are really inspiring.

Instead of watching television or playing video games during spare time, a person should read books. They can drastically improve their vocabulary, grammar, language, and gain comprehensive information about the world. Although I did not visit any places such as New York, London, Paris, Switzerland, etc, I acquired detailed information about these places. I just open the book and view the lovely images of temples, gardens, monuments, towers, and cities. Then, I feel that I am travelling to these heavenly places. I also read different short stories and learned some moral lessons about life. I feel relaxed after reading such books and forget my sorrows.

The books I have read

When I was five years old, I developed a keen interest in reading. Today, I read nearly fifteen comics and a hundred short stories. I am now reading the famous novel by Charles Dickens ' Oliver Twist'. It is a story of an orphan boy named Oliver who lives in a workhouse and is always harassed by his master. Literally, I started crying when I read this book because I felt immensely sad about this poor boy. So, I realized that some people live a miserable life. Some stories teach us some moral values and I also implement these values in my life. Last year, I read the story of 'Shepard Boy and the Wolf'. Although it is a short story, I learned the consequences of speaking lies. We should not speak a lie, because nobody trusts us later on, even if we speak the truth. Also, I read the story' The monkey and the crocodile' and learned the true meaning of friendship. I also read the story of the 'The dog and the bone' and realized that we should never be greedy. If we are greedy, then we lose even what we possess today. These stories taught me the greatest lessons in life. I am also reading the great epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana and I become absorbed when I read them.

How reading helped me in building skills

I improved my grammar, and vocabulary and learned to construct sentences in a proper way. Earlier, I committed several errors when I spoke. But, now I learned to use appropriate words in proper contexts. After reading, I learned many new words today and understood the meaning of these words. Today, I can speak nearly a hundred words a minute. I could not easily concentrate before, but after reading I developed the power of concentration. So I always advise my brother to read books because he can gain comprehensive information about the world. A person should inculcate this hobby from their childhood because later on, they lose interest. My neighbor is eighteen years old today and he is simply sitting at home today because he could not pass his 12th grade. My mother told me that he did not read any books in his childhood but simply spent time watching television, listening to music, and playing video games. If we read books, we can learn some important lessons in life and also follow them. We can achieve our goals in the future if we inculcate good habits from our childhood.


Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao29 May 2020 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 5

Reading is a very good habit. More than hearing if you read a book you will remember the subject for long. But one should remember is that reading must not be just for reading. One should read to understand. Then only we will have the real benefit of reading. While reading we should read with full concentration and focus on the subject. By reading many books our knowledge in the language will improve a lot and also in the subject.

If we read our Puranas and other cultural books, we will know our culture and its specialities. We will also understand how our culture is much better than other cultures. We will also know about our old generation stalwarts who brought fame and name to our country.

These days many people are not showing interest in reading books. They are more dependent on Google search to know the facts. Google search is helpful but it will not make you a master in one area. But if you go on reading good books on a subject you will learn the subject and you will become a good scholar in that area. So it is always better to read as much as possible.

Author: Swati Sharma20 Jul 2020 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

My hobby is also reading. I read storybooks, magazines, newspapers and any kind of material that I find interesting. Books provide the reader with many information and facts in his life. Books have definitely helped me a lot in my life. By reading, I get information about new things, which I cannot learn without reading. Reading books keeps a person busy. It is a good source of pleasure, information, knowledge, encouragement.

In addition to knowing more about the world by continuing to read, I spend my time profitably. This is a really good hobby.

Author: Sangeeta Kumari02 Aug 2020 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 5

To make reading a favourite hobby is very beneficial because regular reading makes us so confident to read any book or newspaper or anything. When we are in stress or depression we should read good books so that we release the stress and get into a fresh mood. Sometimes when we read emotional books we lose ourselves in the story and imagine that all incidents are happening with us and sometimes when we reading some comic books and joyful books we suddenly get happy and laughter. So books have the power to make us happy or sad. I like to read storybooks scientists and how they solved problems.

When we continue reading books our family members especially our children can get inspired by us. It is said that when parents are quarrelling with each other children are affected and they remain disturbed so we need to have some good habits and good activities near our children so that they learn something new and good. For example, if we use mobile phones near our children and we will tell them let's go and read or write, they may not because they never have seen before their own parents read. Therefore we need to read books so that children start learning from us and get an interest in reading.

Author: Dr. Sanchita Ranjan03 Sep 2020 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Reading is a very good hobby. It has been my favourite hobby since childhood. When I was in school, most of the time I used to spent on reading books. I was so addicted to reading that my family members used to get angry about this habit. Even today, I haven't changed much. One thing I would like to say about this habit is that I had never felt bored or lonely. Books are good friends. I gained much knowledge of different areas because of this habit. Reading gives information on every walks of life.

Author: Reena Upadhya06 Apr 2023 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

I love to read a lot. I like to be on my own. In my spare time, I pick up the books that I like and read them. Usually, if a book interests me, I become obsessed with it. All I want to do is finish reading it at the earliest to know the whole story at once. I usually like romantic novels and something that brings suspense.

Reading in my opinion is the best exercise for our brain. It gives richness to the inner world. We can spend our entire lives in our little world without knowing what is out there. When we read, we discover so much. It opens us up to newness. We start thinking in different directions. Otherwise, we keep sticking to our perception. When we read, our perception towards others and circumstances change.

  • Do not include your name, "with regards" etc in the comment. Write detailed comment, relevant to the topic.
  • No HTML formatting and links to other web sites are allowed.
  • This is a strictly moderated site. Absolutely no spam allowed.
  • Name: