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Book Reading- A Best Hobby

Hobby is Essential 

Each and every person is familiar with the word ‘hobby’. It actually means a person doing something very passionately in his free time for fun. Everyone has something or the other as hobby that can be from sleeping to something really creative and useful such as making an electronic item.


Hobby depends on the age of the person. It’s quite normal to have or grow a different interest according to one’s age as well as mind.I feel, sleeping, watching T.V., gossiping and many other non-creative activities are just useless time consumption. May be they are fun but the happiness is momentary. It fails to boost up energy for the next important task. Non-creative hobbies make one feel lethargic and they work as addiction. The hobby which pumps energy for the next work makes it more enjoyable.Happiness from creative activity is always long lived. It is actually doing something what one loves to do without getting bored and even enhances knowledge, is in true sense a proper hobby. Time is very valuable then why to waste it, right.

Today, I would like to share something about the age old practice- story book reading. I know it is a very common hobby and an extremely popular choice. Thus, further discussion on this subject without something extra would make it mundane. I assure you, it will definitely have its own x-factor.

A habit of reading books cannot be developed in one day. Parents and teachers have to play a major role in developing this passion from childhood. Narrating bedtime stories to children are very common practice but to develop a love for the books, it is necessary that one should read it himself.

The reading habit can only be formed after a certain age when a kid starts recognizing the alphabets and gradually learns to read. Well, the preparation for the reading habit can easily start during the pre-learning stage.

It is a must that the parents and teachers must read out stories from books with full of colourful pictures which spontaneously draws the child’s attention. This makes the child quite inquisitive and definitely starts going through the book page by page. It enhances the picture observation power and enables the child to understand the described situation.

This benefits the child in three ways:

1) Kid learns situational conversation. Starts using the sentences of the story books in the similar situation.

2) Word power increases.

3) Starts craving for more and more books.

The craving for books is the foundation stone for the hobby of book reading. It develops in many folds with the ability to read and then it further mounts up with the fluency and flawless reading.

Constant flow of books - Here again, the parents and the teachers have a daunting task ahead. The flow of books should not be stopped. There must be a constant supply of books at regular intervals, failing to do so the child will lose interest in the newly grown attraction for books. Non-availability of books will lead to a saturation point and the hunger for books will have an untimely death.

Once the demand of required books gets fulfilled the interest of reading books reaches such a point where any reading material keeps the child engaged. Comics, children’s magazine and children’s story book to start with in the early age and later on with growing age books remain unlimited. According to one’s subject of interest the books are unnumbered due to the great number of authors with their thinking cap on.

Quality reading - One more thing is to be kept in mind by the parents and the teachers at the time when the quest of reading starts rising, the young readers must always come across a quality reading stuff. At this point of time the choice factor should critically be taken care of. Once it is dealt with sincerely and effectively and a proper quality taste for books is developed then the basic guidance gets over. It’s time when the parents and the teachers can easily take a back seat leaving the young ones with a constructive base and them to walk ahead in search of a formidable future.


Book reading hobby is genuinely a unique hobby. Once this becomes a hobby there is no scope to get bored. Rather, one gets upset if the book options are missing. This hobby brings forth unparalleled knowledge and creates a healthy environment. It’s a hobby which is a mix of fun, pleasure and deep knowledge. To create this hobby a beginning is to be made by the parents and the teachers with extreme patience. Just experience it.


Kanak Sharma on January 12, 2018:

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It is very important to read books

thatteddybearlady on November 17, 2016:

Hi shampa, Thank you for your kind words. Yes, it is a great tradition!

That being said, though, it sounds like your family has a great tradition, itself, with providing books in different languages translated into English to your son. :) I am sure that that is something he will remember as he gets older.

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on November 12, 2016:

Hello thatteddybearlady,

Sorry for being late in responding to your comment. Your comment has taught me a tradition though till date I have travelled within India only, never thought to buy books of the regional writers as the way you did. I need to follow this from next time although the other members of the family and I have presented my son the books of different languages translated into English. Your way is unique. It's truly amazing that your daughter followed the tradition and it's really quite fulfilling. I am not that much fond of reading but my son is a great lover of books. At times his father and I scold him when he fails to prioritize between his studies and story books but we both appreciate this hobby of his. Thanks a lot for comment and appreciation as well as for making me aware about a wonderful practice. Many many thanks to you.

thatteddybearlady on November 08, 2016:

I just arrived to your post, and LOVE it! Thanks. I just wanted to share the love of reading that I have experienced as a mom of adult children.

Books were very much a huge part of my childrens' growing up. Books were everywhere! And, so they, too, grew up loving to read. I read, they read, we all read for the love of it.

In 2002, I started a tradition with my eldest. The tradition was this: for every country I travelled to, I purchased a book by an author, born in that country, whose work had been translated into English. AND, I had the book stamped with the book store's information/address on the inside front cover of the book. It was a major challenge to communicate that in Greek, when I wanted Homer's Illiad and Odyssey books stamped with the bookstore's information. LOL. I was lucky enough to get it done. :)

I then gave the books as a gift either for her birthday, or a Christmas time. And this tradition still continues today.

A number of years ago, my daughter travelled to Australia. For that Christmas I received a book that she had purchased by an Aussie author. What a gift that was since the meaning ran deeper than words could possibly express.

The saying, "what goes around comes around", was so true on that Christmas day. I had NO idea how much my choices were impacting her until I undid the wrapping and learned the 'story behind the book'.

It is often the little things that we are not aware of that have the most impact on our childrens' lives.

Giving them the love of reading is but one way that we can help to build their self confidence, create in them a love of learning, and give them the skills that they need to succeed.

Thanks again for your post about the hobby of reading! :)


Angel Rosa on December 29, 2013:

I like and love reading books

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on March 07, 2013:

Hello rumanasaiyed,

Thanks for your nice appreciating comment. I am not into reading but I always encourage my son to read more and more books. I enjoy reading magazines dealing with impactful subjects. Thanks again.

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on March 07, 2013:

Hello lex123,

Thanks for appreciating. It is very true that books are the great companions.

lex123 on February 19, 2013:

Great article. Books are always great companions.

Rumana from Sharjah, UAE on February 17, 2013:

Hello Shampa,

Before I was taking reading as a boring job, but now I find it very interesting.

Your hub was very interesting too!! Voted up Useful !!

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on August 03, 2012:

Hello Docmo,

It is a hearty feeling to receive such a beautiful and valuable comment. I am honored. Thanks a lot.

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on August 03, 2012:

Hello ishwaryaa22,

It is an honour if someone like you revisit a hub. Thanks for your encouragement and sharing. Thanks again..

Mohan Kumar from UK on July 31, 2012:

Awesome discourse on the benefits of reading , Shampa, as an avid bibliophile I love the points you make. Voted up, of course!

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on July 31, 2012:

Again visited this hub. A well-noted hub with helpful suggestions. Shared on Facebook

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on June 30, 2012:

Hello ishwaryaa,

Thanks for reading the article and for all the praise. Thanks for voting up and sharing too. The way you responded was beautiful. Thanks again!

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on June 30, 2012:

Hello sen.sush23,

Thanks for so much of praise. Reading is a wonderful hobby. and it enlightens the readers mind to its maximum. Thanks again!

Sushmita from Kolkata, India on June 24, 2012:

Shampa, like most of your hubs you always suggest or discuss something that has to do with the children. It shows just how constant you are in your responsibility towards the younger generation. I always admire this targeted hubbing of yours. Besides that, I think the others have said what I too feel, you have written about a hobby that probably is common to us all, for had we had loved to read, we would not choose to write. Voted up useful and beautiful.

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on June 24, 2012:

An extremely well-written and well-advised hub on reading. I am an avid book reader and enjoyed reading books and comics since childhood. Reading books helps in improving one's knowledge and vocabulary as well as passing free time usefully. You highlighted the importance of reading in a detailed manner! Well-done!

P.S. Your comment was already there and I am slowly responding to my hubber-friends's comments one by one. 2 reasons are 1) I set my comments as sort of pre-approved, keeping in mind the interests of fellow-hubbers (I wanted to respect fellow-hubbers and I don't want to stuff their newsfeed and create inconvenience. 2) I like to respond to the comments of fellow-hubbers one by one and not in groups, to show appreciation for my hubber-friends' visits and also listening to their wise & insightful views in my comment-sections. If I have offended you, I offer my apologises to you. I understand that sometimes the comment did not appear due to some strange technical problem and it happened to me too. Happy Hubbing. Take care.

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up & Socially Shared.

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on June 05, 2012:

Thanks, Ali

Ali on June 01, 2012:

Thanks Shampa Sadhya, this is a very good source and view for creating a habit like reading in kids' mind. And this is my hobby, too. I welcome your Idea in this regard.

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on December 03, 2011:

Hello Ruchira,

You are always very generous in commenting and appreciating. I love your way, thanks.

Ruchira from United States on November 29, 2011:

I agree Shampa...what we sow will be reaped esp for the kids.

loved your logic and agree with it!

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on May 26, 2011:

Hello! kirstenblog,

Your way of writing a comment depicts that it stands true what your mom's friends assumed of you to be at such an early age. Thanks for commenting and hope many more to become smart.

kirstenblog from London UK on May 25, 2011:

Some of the few compliments I got as a kid was down to my reading. I would hear friends of my mom comment that I must be smart because I liked reading so much and it really drove me to read even more. One of my moms friends was wealthy and with no children of her own she on a couple of occasions would take me to the book store and tell me I could have any book I wanted. I would return with an armful in hopes of getting feedback as to which to get, she would then say 'all of them!'. My mom was very embarrassed but the friend said nonsense, she was happy to encourage me to read more and thus become more intelligent


Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on April 29, 2011:

sergs_pogi, Thanks for the comment. If I can enlighten atleast one through my hub, I will be grateful to God.

sergs_pogi on April 28, 2011:

Hello, Shampa. Nice hub. I really like the topic of reading. I am saddened by the youth of today's not giving importance to reading. Hubs like this one can help illuminate the minds of the youth. Voted up.

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on April 28, 2011:

Thanks jayb23. Reading habit cannot be substituted by any other habit. This is an ageold practice. May this practice remain as it is so that ignorance can be wiped out.

jayb23 from India on April 28, 2011:

As they books are your best friends...i certainly with all the should have book reading soothes your mind. Nice hub btw

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on April 21, 2011:

Thanks Brinafr3sh!

Brinafr3sh from West Coast, United States on April 20, 2011:

I agree Shampa Sadhya, reading is a great hobby. And reading books is time well spent, depending on what we are reading. I like many books: romance, inspirational,motivationals, and others. voted up and useful

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on April 12, 2011:

Thanks for encouragement. I really need it.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 11, 2011:

I love reading and this is one of enjoyable hobby during the leisure time. From this hobby I can communicate my idea in writing and I got a lot of inspirations. Thanks for share with us. Well done, my friend. Rated up!


Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on April 01, 2011:

Thanks, Neelam. iT'S quite encouraging.

Shampa Sadhya (author) from NEW DELHI, INDIA on April 01, 2011:

Pleasure is all mine. Thanks, Mr.Roychoudhury.

neelam goel on March 31, 2011:

Excellent views...i like the article:)

H P Roychoudhury from Guwahati, India on March 31, 2011:

It gives me a great pleasure to read this article.

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