Watching Movies Vs. Reading Books Essay

774 Words Dec 5th, 2016 4 Pages
All humans have a hobby or are in search of something to entertain them. Whether it is shopping, playing an instrument, working out, or even dancing, humans are always looking to do something they enjoy. One of the most common hobbies are watching movies or reading novels. Out of the two most common hobbies reading is the best because it is relaxing, something that is very detailed, and an activity that helps strengthens the vocabulary. Unlike watching movies which can be unhealthy, can be expensive, and is not as detailed as books. For the longest time reading a book has been considered to be a positive activity rather than being negative. One of the reasons that reading is benefitting is because it helps reduce stress. When reading a book you get lost in the story and stop worrying about the problems that you are having. “One 2009 study by Sussex University researchers showed that reading may reduce stress by as much as 68 percent.” (Wise) Reducing stress is considered a great thing at any given time. When reading a book the author gives enough detail so that it is easy to formulate a scenario in your head. The author gives many adjectives and specifies whatever he or she is talking about in the book so the reader can easily formulate whatever it is the author is talking about. This is also another reason that many people enjoy reading because they are able to imagine something in their head just by reading some words on a page. Another reason reading books is something…

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