Reading Books has long been listed in the list of hobbies by millions of people in their resumes. It is considered to be amongst the top 3 Hobbies in the world. This proves that people love to read books and when there is a passion for something, it grows into a habit and thus the love for reading books has been a favorite for lots of Book lovers.
The human mind is a very large computer with such huge capacity that it needs huge loads of knowledge to digest and people who are interested in reading books are a happy lot to get their mind satisfied to some extent. Various people have different tastes and likings in their choice of reading books. Some may like fiction; others may be interested in non fiction or real time stories, autobiographies or spiritual books. There is a vast ocean of knowledge in any kind of book one may choose and Books have always been a man’s best friend in happiness or sorrow.
Numerous researches have taken place to find out if there is any valuable or positive thing associated with reading books of his choice (fiction) not necessarily related to his work. This has now been proved that reading books is definitely a good choice as it helps the brain to relax and in some part of the brain it has also shown several improvements in the thinking pattern of the person as he reads the book which helps to integrate with his work culture and his leisure boosting his capacity to the maximum benefit. And this may be one reason why people would spend hours together on a novel and hardly 10 minutes on the Economics Text book.
People who read fiction tend to like the tale that is narrated descriptively which allows their mind to wander into the surrounds of the book characters. In doing so, they involve themselves along with the characters, the house, furniture and the garden etc and react to the situation, act or deed as if it is happening to them in reality. One such research has established as to how the brain patterns work when a person feels if he is reading about words like “perfume” “tantalizing” “coffee ” etc and how he reacts to other words like “a tiresome day” “French window” “picturesque view” etc. The former set of words sends a signal to the brain and it reacts by feeling the aroma or the taste whereas the latter set of words seemed just a dry description. It means that the reader forms a picture inside his mind as he reads along and therefore the effect is stronger. The person who reads only can understand the highs and lows in a particular novel and can actually experience the fun of reading. No such occurrence can happen by watching a movie or the television even if it is well narrated.