Reading — one of the best hobbies a teen can engage in

NOVEMBER 2019 TOPIC: Reading’ is still one of the best hobbies that a teenager can profitably engage himself/herself. What do you think?

Reading a book is like talking to its author. Some books comfort us by taking us to a different world created by the author. If we have good books with us we can never feel bored or lonely. If the book is a novel we feel that the characters are like our companions. Sitting in our own room, we can travel round the world.
Cajetan Noronha (14)
Don Bosco High School, Tuem, Goa

Reading is still one of the best hobbies that a teenager can profitably engage in. It may happen that we are unable to buy books. Here, Google Play Store or the App Store come to our rescue. There are many reading apps, including Amazon Kindle and AnyBooks, available where we can read books for free. All of us should inculcate the habit of reading.
Pragati Singh Chahar
St Anthony’s Jr. College, Agra

Reading is the best mantra for increasing knowledge and it helps us in gaining more information, which is a must for every teenager, today. In the 21st century of developing technology and gadgets, reading is considerably neglected by young people; but reading has a lot more benefits than they think. It improves the imagination and perspectives of a teenager. Teenagers should be guided by their parents and teachers; they should be encouraged to indulge in reading.
Ridhima (15)
Kristu Jyoti Convent School, Samba

Reading is a hobby that satisfies our mind and soul. It takes us to places of our own imagination, and makes us feel things we have never felt, through the characters. Today’s teenagers need to read, because they are continuously rushing from one activity to another.
Jessica Pereira (16)
Mount Carmel Jr College, Pune

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Reading is one of the best hobbies for teens as it diverts a teen’s mind from everyday tensions and can help him/her relax and calm down. Teens should be encouraged to cultivate the habit of reading in their leisure time so as to improve their vocabulary, word power, increase their IQ and improve their communication skills, too.
Diya Thapliyal (15)
Notre Dame School, NTPC, Delhi

Reading is still one of the best hobbies one can think of. We can read books anytime, anywhere. Reading helps you take smarter decisions and broadens our imagination. It opens our mind to new possibilities and new ideas helping us to experience and analyze the world.
Tanya Kalra
Sophia Girls’ Sr. Sec. School, Bhilwara

Reading good books can surely be profitable to teenagers. “Books are our best friends” is an old saying. We should specially read good books like biographies of great people like Albert Einstein, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, etc.
Samridhi Sharma (16)
St Anthony’s Jr College, Agra

Reading books does incredible things like boosting our brain power, increases our vocabulary, improves concentration, makes one a good writer, enhances imagination, makes us more empathetic and also reduces stress.
The more you read,
The more things you will know.
The more you learn,
The more places you’ll go.

Himadri Mani (14)
Jeevan Marg Sophia Sec. School, Deoria

Reading helps us increase our vocabulary. It also broadens our point of view. Reading empowers you. It can also gain you a lot of respect in this fast-changing world.
Jonathan Rodrigues (14)
Don Bosco, Tuem, Goa

The teens who read literary works gain skills in handling complex ideas. The more one reads, the more information he picks up. Reading also helps teens to expand their horizons as they learn more about people and the world. Reading shows teens that everyone has problems in their lives but they seek solutions to their own problems.
Aastha Singh (15)
Kristu Jyoti Convent School, Samba

When we read more than just our classroom assignments, research clearly shows that we do well in studies, as well. The extra reading shows us how different writers put down their thoughts leading to better writing skills. The more teens read, the more information they pick up. For example, a teen who reads biographies has a better understanding of prominent people, they study in history. Reading not only provides us the fortune of knowledge and develops imagination but also helps build up our confidence.
Nishtha Uppal (12)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Reading improves one’s ability to absorb and comprehend written information, helping them in virtually any career path which is essential for teenagers. Reading develops our minds and provides us a lot of knowledge, and teaches us many lessons of life. It helps us to understand the world around us better. When it becomes our hobby, we enjoy doing it. It is the best hobby especially for teenagers, as they get an amazing amount of knowledge and information.
Sanskrati Jain (16)
St Anthony’s Jr College, Agra

Reading habits in students helps them to speak confidently in front of others. It’s a fact that regular reading is very effective and worthwhile, as it makes us more imaginative. With the advancement of technologies it has become really inexpensive and students can enjoy and utilise their free time reading books.
Priyanshi Lath (14)
Jeevan Marg Sophia Sec. School, Deoria

Other than some “old world” hobbies like gardening, singing, reading is still one of the best hobbies for a teenager. It has many advantages — it improves knowledge, vocabulary and awareness — but most importantly gives the reader an opportunity to create a world using the text and one’s imagination. Reading improves our creativity, concentration, imagination and memory.
Anika Rikhye (13)
St Francis De Sales School, Janakpuri, New Delhi

Reading proves to be one of the best and profitable hobbies for young people. It instils love for literature and helps us add more content and good words. Reading good content-driven books helps stretch our analytical power. I urge my fellow teens to inculcate the art of reading and make this hobby their best friend.
Shruti Bharti (14)
Notre Dame School, New Delhi

Reading is a special hobby of mine. It has not only improved my vocabulary but also my speaking skills. Reading helps us gain confidence and build self-esteem. Reading makes one aware of the difficult words and makes one’s speech fluent, no matter what language it is. Reading should be made a personal obsession for all as it is extremely useful.
Khushi (15)
Jeevan Marg Sophia Sec. School, Deoria

Reading leads to success. It shows us how different writers put down their thoughts leading to better writing skills. Teens who read more serious literary works gain skills in handling complex ideas.
Harshdeep (14)
Kristu Jyoti Convent School, Samba

Reading improves our ability to absorb and comprehend written information, helping us in virtually any career path. There are very few jobs today that don’t incorporate written information or instructions, and the more you read, the easier it is for you to absorb that information. The more you read, the more ideas you get, and will find more ways to connect with people.
Taniya Sinha
Sophia Girls’ Sr. Sec. School, Bhilwara

A good book is said to be a light which enlightens your inner self. Books can help us in any career path: improves our vocabulary, making it easier to find conversation points with others. Moreover, reading increases our creativity and enhances our understanding. It makes us active, strong and refreshes our mind.
Deepal (15)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Inculcating reading as a habit from childhood and nurturing it to grow provides young readers with a wealth of knowledge. As I started reading as a child, I realised that reading is not just a way of passing time but works on one’s mind, expanding one’s scale of thinking. Reading lets you see unknown places; meet unknown people. You are what you read. Reading builds character, a personality unknown even to yourself. What other investment can give you more profit than reading a good book? I can’t think of any.
Shailey Bellamkonda (12)
Vidyaranya High School, Hyderabad