Many people say that reading is the key to the advancement of a person, a group of people or even a country. Reading widens our knowledge, elevates our soul, makes us wiser. From my personal experience reading is the best hobby. It can be done anywhere, cheap, useful, and trendy …
Most of people in modern countries like Japan, USA etc fill their free time with reading. We can see their reading activities at the station while waiting for train, on a bus or train when they go to a destination, or even when they sit in the cubicle of a lavatory. As in Indonesia many people are already conscious about this so we can see this activity been done by many Indonesian during their free time.
Reading is very cheap, we can read books, newspaper, tabloid at the bookstore like Gramedia bookstore or in the library. We don’t have to spend much money to do this hobby just motivation and a little ‘muka tembok’ for example we can go to our friend’s to borrow some books or comics, or we can go to Gramedia bookstore pretending that we will buy books but instead we just read books there and finally we just buy a newspaper. Or we can be a member of a local library just like me.
Reading is very useful. We can broaden and improve our knowledge, we can be smarter person, we can understand many things that only a few people understand, we can impress someone we like (bikin do’i terkesan)
Reading is not an ‘old fashioned’ activity, reading is very fashionable. Reading improves our looks, we look more intelectual, hi-IQ, smarter and as a matter of fact we are smarter by reading.
So why not reading from now on. Let’s visit bookstores, libraries, used-bookshops or secondhand bookshops.