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.


Comments

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.



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