Have people lost interest in reading books?

“A room without books is like body without soul” – Quote

In today’s Facebook driven world, people have hardly left any time for reading books. Gone are the times when people spent equal amount of attention and time to read books and enrich their mind with inspiring thoughts & moral stories. But with the advent of social networking boom, books have taken a backseat. Apart from social networking etiquette, changing trends, workaholic lifestyle, rave parties have influenced people so much that they have completely lost their interest in reading books. Nowadays people are more interested to reading status updates on social networking channels rather than picking a good book to enrich their knowledge.

Though technology may have introduced tablets, e-reader to make reading sophisticated, but the real joy lies in holding a paperback filled with 200 pages. I am neither against social networking activities, changing trends nor on stylish gadgets. Through this article, I want to stress on the importance of books in our life and how they have shaped our lives for generations. Whenever I visit a local bookstore, I am happy to see that are still people who have fondness for reading and love to pick the books that belong to their interest.

As a writer, I have a dream to publish a book that will find a place in the hearts of readers. For now I am constantly writing stories on my blog and always see to that the ideas are read by people. Through my stories, I hope that people will find some quality time for reading and this habit will cultivate an interest for reading books. No matter how alone you may be, books will be your perfect companion in a long run. At some instance, friends may ignore and desert you, but books will be always with you. Whenever I feel isolated, I pick up a book randomly from my bookshelf and enter a new world where I meet wonderful characters and these characters are more close to my heart compared to the people in the real world. A writer is no less than a magician who creates a new world from his imagination and takes you to the world of fantasy where you will find nothing but happiness.

Through this article, I have taken an effort to encourage reading. Be it magazines, novels, or comics, every piece of paper within it is valuable, filling our mind with wonderful ideas and thoughts. So, do take a timeout from your busy schedule to pick up a book and immerse yourself in leisure reading. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Prashant Badiger


One Reply to “Have people lost interest in reading books?”

  1. Hi Prashant,

    This is wonderful article by you, so true. All the people who have fondness to reading will truly agree & appreciate your thoughts.

    Keep writing…….keep spreading …….be connected.


    Your fan…Praveen

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