Thursday 20 September 2012

Reading as a habit by Melisha Noronha

As a child I was fortunate to read all the books of my choice. Mum encouraged me to read all kinds of books, sometimes even those meant for older children. Comics, novels, classics, self-help, encyclopedias…I read them all.  So wonderful is this hobby of reading!
Reading is one of the most constructive hobbies a person can have. They say that the difference between ignorance and knowledge is only a book away. Reading stimulates the mind. It makes you think. You can learn to do many other hobbies by reading. It will generate in you new ideas and a more sound understanding of the world and those around you.
Reading can be a relaxing hobby as well. It is something you can do by just sitting around at home. You can go to the park or a coffee shop and read. You can get completely lost in reading and forget where you are or what time it is, or how much time has passed while you have been reading.
Reading suits all personality types, whether you like fiction or non-fiction, action, adventure, drama, humor, whatever it may be, there are books for every taste. I try to read books as often as I can and enjoy every book that I read. Every single one has something to offer, something to learn from it.

Who does not like Harry Potter?
Reading enhances your quality of life in every area and facet of your life. Live the lives of thousands of others in the books you read. Share their adventures. Learn what they have learned. Find out answers to life's most deep and troubling questions. In books you may find things you were never looking for. You may find yourself.
Thank God that we have two lovely eyes to take us into this world of books.
But wait a  minute, what do the visually impaired do?