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Reading

as a hobby

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.

George R.R. Martin

Reading is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable hobbies you can have. It can enrich your mind, soul, and life in many ways. You can learn new things, explore new worlds, experience new emotions, and connect with new people through books. Whether you prefer fiction or nonfiction, classics or contemporary, there is a book for everyone and every mood.

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Videos

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YouTube | 7 SHOCKING Benefits Of Reading
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YouTube | Reading Changes your Brain, let me explain.

Podcasts

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Spotify | What Should I Read Next?
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Spotify | Overdue
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Spotify | The Book Review

Reading can improve your brain function, memory, concentration, empathy, and critical thinking skills.

Terms

Basic lingo for orientation.

How to start reading as a hobby

First moves for getting acquainted and breaking the ice.

Books

Get read(y).

How-tos

Step-by-step tutorials.

Articles

Further reading.

Websites

Go-tos for information.

Public domain books are books that are no longer protected by copyright and can be used freely by anyone. You can find many classics online or in print, and discover new works every year as older ones enter the public domain.

Movies

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YouTube | The Book Thief | Official Trailer (International Version) [HD] | 20th Century FOX

FAQS

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Apps

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Products

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Courses

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YouTube Playlist | Literature 1

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Tips

Additional advice for beginners.

  • Read public domain books for free. Enjoy classics and discover new works every year.
  • You can borrow free ebooks & audiobooks from your library, using Libby.
  • Consider an e-reader for convenience and portability. Store thousands of books in one device and adjust the brightness and font size to your preference. Use tools like dictionary and translation to build your vocabulary and read in foreign languages. Easily access public domain books for free.
  • Join a book club or find a reading buddy. Sharing the reading experience improves commitment, motivation, and interest.