Is reading a hobby?
>>21804352for most of /lit/, definitelyfor many people it's just something they do once in a while to pass the time.If you read a lot and care about it, of course it's a proper hobby.
>>21804353I don't knowCan you repeat the question
> hobby is considered to be a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one's leisure time.According to wikipedia, yes, it is. But then jerking off would also fit this definition. In my opinion, hobby is something that you enjoy going deep into without any expectation of reward or profit. A guy who does woodworking and makes chairs n shiet just because he likes chairs is a hobbyist, a guy who hones his woodworking in dreams of starting a furniture business isn't, he's an artisan/craftman. Reading could be a hobby is you try to develop a sophisticated reading taste, you research styles and periods, and wish to understand reading as a form of art etc, but if you simply read to pass time its not a hobby
>>21804352Consumption activities are not hobbies. Only production activities or recreational activities count as hobbies.Not a hobby:>reading>watching sports>watching movies>watching TV series>watching YouTube, TikTok, etc>reading social media>reading the news>reading 4chan or other websites and forums>eating food>drinking beveragesA hobby:>writing>playing sports>writing critical analyses of film and television, or producing video content >writing 4chan posts or other internet content>cooking food or gardening>bartendingFeel free to respond with any questions you may have.
>>21804435Reading can be purely consumption but since it’s also the primary way to transfer skills in all hobbies I wouldn’t class it one way or the other. Are you reading for entertainment or to learn?
>>21804451Reading as an ancillary tool for another hobby is not what the OP had in mind, on my reading of his post. OP meant reading works of fiction or non fiction monographs written on academic subjects, not technical manuals, guidebooks, cookbooks, engineering textbooks, sports playbooks, sheet music, etc. I will say that reading can be elevated to a hobby if you simply take the time and effort to develop a coherent response to what you read. This can take the form of a written analysis of said work, a video lecture or discussion, or a genuine flesh and blood conversation with a person or book club discussing the work in question.But to simply read, in a vacuum, with no purpose other than to pass the time until the next book, is not, in my view, strictly speaking, a hobby.
>>21804435Why is reading not recreational? Anyway this is a good distinction to make. Of you consider that a hobby is something that adds value to your life, most consoom activities don't but news/reading/youtube can
If reading is a hobby, then consuming any kind of media, be it anime or whatnot, is a hobby, too.>>21804435>what's your hobby, m8>shitposting on 4chniz, bruv
>>21804435Reading is self growth, it produces better people.
>>21804352I don't think it's a hobby. It's more of a lifestyle, especially if you read non fiction. I read about things that interest me to better grasp those
>>21804435reading is far less passive than one might think