A minute spent in front of a book for sure is better than wasting hours in front of TV. We may have many bad excuses to eradicate a bad habit but there is no excuse to initiate a good habit. if you love stories you can start with short story novels (fiction, management, sci-fi, horror, science, geography, history, politics, autobiography, inspirational etc etc etc.). The options are many there is one book for everyone.
Now next point is where to find the books they are so costly make pool of your friends colleagues, family members and one by one people would purchase book and pass it on it wont cost much. Also you can purchase them in second hand or you can join some community library. I am sure you will find all your stress the problems of your work life gone after even reading few pages of the book. Also some times you feel not to sleep and keep reading the book. Slowly you will start discussing books and stories in your friends families and chit chatters they are just the road to knowledge.
Some learned person once said “Books are the Men Best Friend they dont ask for anything but they keep on giving you the knowledge”. And after reading you will also have the same feeling. The book dont needs to be continuously watched you can move around and read, you cantake breaks and read. For kids the best books are the comics (Tintin, Chacha Chaudhary, Mendrak, Nagraj, Spider Men, Heman) and the list keeps longing on and on this is the starting point of developing reading habits because if they are once lead they would be asset of the kid forever. As these comics give a genuine and chilidish entertainment as well as theu develope as sense of social responsibility and awareness and understanding of good and bad.
We had legendary writers in the field of comics like Pran which gave life for the innocent entertainment to kids. Thanks Pranji, Diamond Comics, Raj Comics for being in our time.
So buy a book or borrow, clean your book shelf may be a book waiting for you…..