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A hobby is a spare-time recreational pursuit. A hobby is a pastime. ... A relaxing afternoon of leisure: a young girl resting in a pool. ... Fun redirects here. ...

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Etymology

In the 18th-century novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, the characters' hobby-horses, or particular obsessions, are discussed in detail. Here, Uncle Toby's obsession with the military leads to him and Trim - who gets caught up in Toby's enthusiasm - to begin acting out military actions. Illustration by George Cruikshank.

A hobby horse is a wooden or wickerwork toy made to be ridden just like a real horse (which was sometimes called a "Hobby"). From this came the expression "to ride one's hobby-horse", meaning "to follow a favourite pastime", and in turn, hobby in the modern sense of recreation.[1][2][3] The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (or, more briefly, Tristram Shandy) is a novel by Laurence Sterne. ... Portrait of George Cruikshank Wood engraving published in Harpers Weekly newspaper March 16, 1878 A Young George Cruikshank George Cruikshank (September 27, 1792—February 1, 1878) was an English caricaturist and book illustrator. ... William Wallace Denslows illustrations for a variant of Ride a cock horse, from a 1901 edition of Mother Goose. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... This 15th century depiction of Charlemagne and Pope Adrian I shows a well-bred Medieval horse with arched neck, refined head and elegant gait. ...


Hobbies are practiced for interest and enjoyment, rather than financial reward. Examples include collecting, creative and artistic pursuits, making, tinkering, sports and adult education. Engaging in a hobby can lead to acquiring substantial skill, knowledge and experience. However, personal fulfillment is the aim. // The hobby of collecting consists of acquiring specific items based on a particular interest of the collector. ...


What are hobbies for some people are professions for others: a chef may enjoy playing computer games as a hobby, while a professional game tester might enjoy cooking. Generally speaking, the person who does something for fun, not remuneration, is called an amateur (or hobbyist), as distinct from a professional. For other uses, see Chef (disambiguation). ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... A game tester analyzes video games to document software defects as part of a quality control process in video game development. ... For the 1994 film, see Amateur (film). ... This article is about people called professionals. ...


An important determinant of what is considered a hobby, as distinct from a profession (beyond the lack of remuneration), is probably how easy it is to make a living at the activity. Almost no one can make a living at cigarette card or stamp collecting, but many people find it enjoyable; so it is commonly regarded as a hobby. A profession is an occupation, vocation or career where specialized knowledge of a subject, field, or science is applied. ... No. ...


Amateur astronomers often make meaningful contributions to the professionals. It is not entirely uncommon for a hobbyist to be the first to discover a celestial body or event.[citation needed] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Skygazing. ... See lists of astronomical objects for a list of the various lists of astronomical objects in Wikipedia. ... A celestial event is an astronomical phenomenon of interest that involves one or more astronomical bodies. ...


In the UK, the pejorative noun anorak (similar to the Japanese "otaku", meaning a geek or enthusiast) is often applied to people who obsessively pursue a particular hobby that is otherwise considered boring, such as train spotting or stamp collecting. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Akihabara neighborhood of Tokyo is a popular gathering place for otaku. ... Train spotting is a pastime practised largely in the United Kingdom and the United States (and elsewhere) in which enthusiasts spend time at railway depots, train stations or at trackside vantage points noting down serial numbers of passing trains and locomotives. ... A stamp album page with different Machin stamps and spaces for missing stamps Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects, such as covers (envelopes or packages with stamps on them). ...


Development of hobbies into other ventures

Whilst some hobbies strike many people as trivial or boring, hobbyists have found something compelling and entertaining about them. Much early scientific research was, in effect, a hobby of the wealthy; more recently, Linux began as a student's hobby. A hobby may not be as trivial as it appears at a time when it has relatively few followers. Thus a British conservationist recalls that when seen wearing field glasses at a London station in the 1930s he was asked if he was going to the (horse) races.[citation needed] The anecdote indicates that at the time an interest in nature was not widely perceived as a credible hobby. Practitioners of that hobby went on to become the germs of the conservation movement that flourished in Britain from 1965 onwards and became a global political movement within a generation. Conversely, the hobby of aircraft spotting probably originated as part of a serious activity designed to detect arriving waves of enemy aircraft entering English airspace during World War II.[citation needed] In peacetime it usually has no such practical or social purpose. The Linux kernel is a Unix-like operating system kernel. ... Conservationists are those people who tend to more highly rank the wise use of the Earths resources and ecosystems. ... The conservation movement is a political and social movement that seeks to protect natural resources including plant and animal species as well as their habitat for the future. ... Spotters at Sao Paulo/Guarulhos International Airports control tower. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Developing a Hobby Into Hobby Business

It is easier to turn a Hobby Business into a money making opportunity because the driver is passion and to some degree obsession. Turning your passion into a business say for example in arts and crafts, a home studio is all you need; a space to be creative. Gift shops, specialty stores, galleries and arts cafes are the best avenues to exhibit and sell artworks, pottery, woodcraft, sewing craft.


Another example of Hobby Business is a hobby farm. Breeding alpacas is very popular among early retirees as is the old fashioned hobby of preserving and pickling. Homemade, specialty foods, such as, puddings, preserves and sauces are taking over in popularity over the more mainstream commercial varieties, because of the trending attitude to buy organic especially if they are homemade produce grown from the manufacturer's own farm.[4] Scrapbooking is a modern profitable hobby. Known as scrappers, these hobbyists, have created a new industry from their passion. Scrapbooking websites are growing and thriving worldwide. For other uses, see Pickle. ... ... Organic vegetables at a farmers market in Argentina. ... Scrapbooking is a method for preserving personal and family history in the form of photographs, printed media, and memorabilia contained in decorated albums, or scrapbooks. ...


Types of hobbies

Collecting

The hobby of collecting consists of acquiring specific items based on a particular interest of the collector. These collections of things are often highly organized, carefully cataloged, and attractively displayed. Since collecting depends on the interests of the individual collector, it may deal with almost any subject. The depth and breadth of the collection may also vary. Some collectors choose to focus on a specific subtopic within their area of general interest: for example, 19th Century postage stamps, milk bottle labels from Sussex, or Mongolian harnesses and tack. Others prefer to keep a more general collection, accumulating Star Trek merchandise, or stamps from all countries of the world. There are also individuals, who take up collection of coins (Numismatics) or autographs (Philography) as their hobby; in both the cases the people try to hold on to the identities. Some collections are capable of being completed, at least to the extent of owning one sample of each possible item in the collection (e.g. a copy of every book by Agatha Christie). Collectors who specifically try to assemble complete collections in this way are sometimes called "completists." Upon completing a particular collection, they may stop collecting, expand the collection to include related items, or begin an entirely new collection. The most popular fields in collecting have specialized commercial dealers that trade in the items being collected, as well as related accessories. Many of these dealers started as collectors themselves, then turned their hobby into a profession. There are some limitations on collecting, however. Someone who has the financial means to collect stamps might not be able to collect sports-cars, for example. One alternative to collecting physical objects is collecting experiences of a particular kind. Examples include collecting through observation or photography (especially popular for transportation, e.g. train spotting, aircraft spotting, metrophiles, bus spotting; see also I-Spy), bird-watching, and systematically visiting continents, countries (and collecting stamps in their passports), states, national parks, counties etc. // The hobby of collecting consists of acquiring specific items based on a particular interest of the collector. ... A selection of Hong Kong postage stamps A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ... This article refers to the historic county in England. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ... Numismatics is the scientific study of currency and its history in all its varied forms. ... Autograph of king Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718) An autograph is a document written entirely in the handwriting of its author, as opposed to a typeset document or one transcribed by an amanuensis or a copyist (see allography). ... For other uses, see Book (disambiguation). ... Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, DBE (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), commonly known as Agatha Christie, was an English crime writer of novels, short stories and plays. ... 1963 Jaguar E-Type, a classic sports car 1963 Chevrolet Corvette was based upon European sports cars A sports car is an automobile designed for performance driving. ... -1... This article is about the hobby of train spotting, for other uses see Trainspotting. ... Spotters at Sao Paulo/Guarulhos International Airports control tower. ... A metrophile is a person whos hobby is the study of metro (subway, underground) systems. ... Bus spotting is a pastime in which one seeks to see all buses in a particular fleet or those produced by a particular manufacturer. ... For other uses, see I Spy (disambiguation). ... Birding or birdwatching is a hobby concerned with the observation and study of birds (the study proper is termed American origin; birdwatching is (or more correctly, was) the commonly-used word in Great Britain and Ireland and by non-birders in the United States. ... County collecting is keeping track of the counties and other major census divisions one has visited in the United States. ...


Games

A game is a structured or semi-structured recreational activity, usually undertaken for enjoyment (although sometimes for physical or vocational training). A goal that the players try to reach and a set of rules concerning what the players can or cannot do create the challenge and structure in a game, and are thus central to its definition. Known to have been played as far back as prehistoric times, games are generally distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration. Because a wide variety of activities are enjoyable, numerous types of games have developed. What creates an enjoyable game varies from one individual to the next. Age, understanding (of the game), intelligence level, and (to some extent) personality are factors that determine what games a person enjoys. Depending on these factors, people vary the number and complexity of objectives, rules, challenges, and participants to increase their enjoyment. Games generally involve mental and/or physical stimulation. Many games help develop practical skills and serve as exercise or perform an educational, simulational or psychological role & also roaming. For the game on The Price Is Right, see Card Game (pricing game). ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Game (disambiguation). ... This article is about an emotion. ... Training refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relates to specific useful skills. ... A player of a game is a participant therein. ... For other uses, see Structure (disambiguation). ... Prehistory (Greek words προ = before and ιστορία = history) is the period of human history prior to the advent of writing (which marks the beginning of recorded history). ... Manual labour (or manual labor) is physical work done with the hands, especially in an unskilled job such as fruit and vegetable picking, road building, or any other field where the work may be considered physically arduous, and which has as a profitable objective, usually the production of goods. ... Skill is human (usually learned) ability to perform actions. ... The term Exercise can refer to: Physical exercise such as running or strength training Exercise (options), the financial term for enacting and terminating a contract Category: ... This article is about the general term. ... Psychological science redirects here. ...


Outdoor recreation

Outdoor pursuits can be loosely considered to be the group of sports and activities which are dependent on the great outdoors, incorporating such things as hill walking, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, caving, and arguably broader groups such as watersports and snowsport. Outdoor sports most often include nature in the "sport". Outdoor activities usually mean activities done in nature away from civilization, such as hill walking, trekking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, caving, and arguably broader groups such as watersports and snowsport. ... A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ... Action, as a concept in philosophy, is what an agent can do, as for instance humans as agents can do. ... In Britain, the term hillwalking or fellwalking is normally used to describe the recreational practice of walking in hilly or mountainous terrain, generally with the intention of visiting the tops of hills and mountains. ... For the nautical definition, see Hiking (sailing). ... This article is about backpacking in the wilderness. ... Canoeing is the recreational or sporting activity of paddling a canoe or kayak. ... Sea Kayaking at Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ... For other uses, see Climbing (disambiguation). ... Caving frequently involves a lot of mud. ... A water sport is a form of recreation where water (other than drinking water) is an essential aspect of the activity. ... A winter sport is a sport commonly played during winter. ...


While obviously enjoyed by many as a bit of fun, an adrenaline rush, or an escape from reality, outdoor sport is also frequently used as an extremely effective medium in education and teambuilding. It is this ethos that has given rise to links with young people, such as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and PGL, and large numbers of outdoor education centres being established, as the stress on the importance of a balanced and widespread education continues to grow. Depending on the persons' desired level of adrenaline, outdoors can be considered a type of hobby. In Organizational development, whenever a team embarks upon a process of self-assessment in order to gauge its own effectiveness and thereby improve performance, it engages in team building. ... The logo of the Duke of Edinburghs Award. ...


As interest increases, so has the rise of commercial outdoor pursuits, with outdoor kit stores opening up in large numbers and thriving, as well as outdoor pursuits journalism and magazines, both on paper and online. // Journalism is the discipline of gathering, writing and reporting news, and broadly it includes the process of editing and presenting the news articles. ...


The increased accessibility of outdoor pursuits resources has been the source of some negative publicity over the years also, with complaints of destroying the landscape. A widely-seen example is the destruction of hillsides as footpaths are eroded by excessive numbers of visitors. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Hills redirects here. ... “Footpath” redirects here. ...


Performing arts

An amateur magician performing.

Many hobbies involve performing by the hobbyist, such as singing, acting, juggling, magic, dancing and other performing arts. For the 1994 film, see Amateur (film). ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... Juggling is a form of skillful, often artful, object manipulation. ... “Illusionist” redirects here. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... The performing arts are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artists own body, face and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some...


Creative Hobbies

Some hobbies result in an end product of sorts. Examples of this would be woodworking, photography, moviemaking, jewelry making, playing a musical instrument, software projects, artistic projects (such as drawing, painting, etc.), creating models out of card or paper called papercraft up to higher end projects like building or restoring a car, such as a Jowett or building a computer from scratch. While these may just be for the enjoyment of the hobbyist, they sometimes have potential to be a small business.-1... Filmmaking is the act of making a movie using a film recording medium. ... A bead crochet necklace made from crochet lace, sterling silver, and freshwater pearls. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... Pepakura redirects here. ... -1...


Scale Modeling / Dioramas

Replicas of real things in a smaller scale go all the way back to prehistoric times, as small clay "dolls" and other children's toys have been found near known population areas. Greeks, Romans, and Persians took the form to a greater depth during their years of world domination, using scale replicas of enemy fortifications, coastal defense lines, and other geographic fixtures to plan battles. For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... The Persians of Iran (officially named Persia by West until 1935 while still referred to as Persia by some) are an Iranian people who speak Persian (locally named Fârsi by native speakers) and often refer to themselves as ethnic Iranians as well. ... Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ...


At the turn of the Industrial Age through the 1920s, families could more often afford things such as electric trains, wind up toys (typically boats or cars) and the increasingly valuable tin toy soldiers. HO scale model railroad. ...


Model engineering refers to building functioning machinery in metal, such as internal combustion motors and live steam models or locomotives. This is a demanding hobby, requiring a multitude of large and expensive tools, e.g. lathes and mills. This hobby originated in the UK in the late 1800s, later spread and flourished in the mid-1900s. Due to the expense and space required, it is becoming more rare. Stuart Turner No. ... An internal combustion engine is an engine that is powered by the expansion of hot combustion products of fuel directly acting within an engine. ... A Live Steam Festival displaying equipment ranging from small stationary engines to full-size locomotives. ... For other uses, see Lathe (disambiguation). ... The term mill, depending on context, can refer to: Mill (factory) – a place of business for making articles of manufacture; e. ...


Scale modeling as we know it today became popular shortly after World War II. Prior to 1946, children as well as adults were content in carving and shaping wooden replicas from block wood kits, often depicting enemy aircraft to help in identification in case of invasion. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


With the advent of modern plastics, the amount of skill required to get the basic shape accurately shown for any given subject was lessened, making it easier for people of all ages to begin assembling replicas in varying scales. Superheros, aeroplanes, boats, cars, tanks, artillery, and even figures of soldiers became quite popular subjects to build, paint and display. Although almost any subject can be found in almost any scale, there are common scales for such miniatures which remain constant today... The most popular scales for each subject are (in order of popularity):

A "night shot" of a coffee-table sized Z scale model railroad layout.
  • Cars (1:24, 1:25, 1:32)
  • Railroads (1:87/1:76, 1:160, 1:220, plus ridable "backyard railroads", 1:8 and smaller.)
  • Planes (1:48, 1:72, 1:32)
  • Armor (1:35, 1:72: 1:48)
  • Soldiers (1:32, 1:35, 1:48, 1:6)

Figures are probably the most variable of all subjects in terms of scale, and are often referred to as their metric equivalent... for example, a 1:32 scale figure soldier is more commonly described as "54mm". Likewise other popular sizes are 90mm, 120mm and almost every increment in between. An example of a Diorama hobbie is Warhammer 40,000, from Games Workshop Z scale (1:220) is the smallest commercially available model railway scale with its track gauge of only 6. ... HO scale model railroad. ... A backyard railroad, with a 4-4-0 locomotive in 1:8 scale, on a portable track. ... Warhammer 40,000 (informally known as Warhammer 40K, WH40K, W40K or just 40K) is a science fantasy game produced by Games Workshop. ... For the unrelated defunct American company, see Game Designers Workshop. ...


In addition to plastic kits, resin has become a popular material for "short run" productions. The level of detail is often quite exquisite, and while more expensive than the typical plastic soldier, is much easier to work with and modify than White Metal or Pewter figures.


Scale modeling is no longer a high growth industry as it was during the 60's and 70's, but there are still thousands of retail shops selling kits, supplies, paints, and tools to support both the new and established hobbyist. There are certainly more companies producing more varieties of kits on various subjects than ever before, and the levels of detail has become unbelievably accurate with the advent of modern drafting and molding equipment, and digitized CAD software to drive accuracy to the 1000th of an inch. CAD is a TLA that may stand for: Cadiz Railroad (AAR reporting mark CAD) Canadian dollar – ISO 4217-code Capital Adequacy Directive Card Acceptance Device Children of the Anachronistic Dynasty Computer-aided design Computer-aided detection (medical) Computer-aided diagnosis (medical) Computer-assisted dispatch Computer-assisted drafting Coronary artery disease...


With the increased costs of good kits moving upward, and entertainment competition for youth moving more towards computers and video gaming in the home, the average age of the avid hobbyist is now much older than ever before - with adults making up the vast majority of enthusiasts. At the same time, there are probably more people building now than ever, and there is a large selection of supportive magazines such as Fine Scale Modeller, Military Miniatures in Review (MMiR) and Tamiya Magazine to please almost every niche and taste of interest, from every imaginable era. There are also several modeling clubs in most cities, with the largest and best known International Plastic Modeler's Society (IPMS) supporting chapters and contests around the world.


Cooking

Cooking is an act of preparing food for eating. It encompasses a vast range of methods, tools and combinations of ingredients to improve the flavour or digestibility of food. It generally requires the selection, measurement and combining of ingredients in an ordered procedure in an effort to achieve the desired result. Constraints on success include the variability of ingredients, ambient conditions, tools and the skill of the individual cooking. The diversity of cooking worldwide is a reflection of the myriad nutritional, aesthetic, agricultural, economic, cultural and religious considerations that impact upon it. Cooking requires applying heat to a food which usually, though not always, chemically transforms it, thus changing its flavor, texture, appearance, and nutritional properties. Cooking proper, as opposed to roasting, requires the boiling of water in a receptacle, and was practised at least since the 10th millennium BC with the introduction of pottery. There is archaeological evidence of roasted foodstuffs, both animal and vegetable, in human (Homo erectus) campsites dating from the earliest known use of fire some 800,000 years ago.[citation needed] Cooking is the act of preparing food. ... Eat redirects here. ... This article is about ingredients in general. ... This article is about flavor as a sensory impression. ... For the industrial process, see anaerobic digestion. ... This article is about the instrument. ... Pottery on display in Dilli Haat, Delhi, India. ... For the 2007 comedy film, see Homo Erectus (film). ... For other uses, see Fire (disambiguation). ...


Gardening

Gardening is the art of growing plants with the goal of crafting a purposeful landscape. Residential gardening most often takes place in or about a residence, in a space referred to as the garden. Although a garden typically is located on the land near a residence, it may also be located in a roof, in an atrium, on a balcony, in a windowbox, or on a patio or vivarium. A gardener Gardening is the practice of growing flowering plants, vegetables, and fruits. ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... A residential garden is the most common form of garden and is found adjacent to, around or near to a residence. ... For other uses, see Garden (disambiguation). ... A roof garden is any garden on the roof of a building. ... Looking up inside the 32-story atrium of the Shanghai Grand Hyatt, part of the Jin Mao Building. ... A balcony comprising a balustrade supported at either end by plinths. ... A windowbox is a box for growing plants. ... A patio garden is an outdoor garden space generally used for dining or recreation that often adjoins a residence and is typically paved. ... Two glass terrariums with plants. ...

A gardener

Gardening also takes place in non-residential green areas, such as parks, public or semi-public gardens (botanical gardens or zoological gardens), amusement and theme parks, along transportation corridors, and around tourist attractions and hotels. In these situations, a staff of gardeners or groundskeepers maintains the gardens. This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Inside the United States Botanic Garden Washington, D.C. Botanical gardens grow a wide variety of plants primarily categorized and documented for scientific purposes. ... A zoo. ... Theme park redirects here. ... Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ... Tourist redirects here. ... Garden hotels Many hotels have gardens designed by famous garden designers. ... A gardener is any person involved in the growing and maintenance of plants, notably in a garden. ... A groundskeeper is a person who maintains landscaping, gardens or golf courses and their vegetation for appearance and functionality. ...


Indoor gardening is concerned with the growing of houseplants within a residence or building, in a conservatory, or in a greenhouse. Indoor gardens are sometimes incorporated as part of air conditioning or heating systems. A houseplant is usually a tropical or semi-tropical plant that is grown indoors in places such as residences and offices. ... For the television series, see House (TV series). ... A traditional conservatory at the Horniman Museum in London A modern Conservatory. ... The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken. ... A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation and enjoyment of nature. ... Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ... Heating may refer to: HVAC: Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning Heating devices, or systems: Block heater, or headbolt heater, an electric heater that heats the engine of a car to ease starting in cold weather Boiler Cathode heater, a coil or filament used to heat the cathode in a vacuum...


Water gardening is concerned with growing plants adapted to pools and ponds. Bog gardens are also considered a type of water garden. These all require special conditions and considerations. A simple water garden may consist solely of a tub containing the water and plant(s). Lütt-Witt Moor, a bog in Henstedt-Ulzburg in northern Germany. ...


Reading

Reading, such as reading books, magazines, comics, or newspapers, is a common hobby and one that can its origins back many hundreds of years. A love of literature later in life may be sparked by an interest in reading children's literature as a child [5] One of the great benefits of reading as a hobby is that it can be taken up and put down whenever a free moment presents itself. When reading paperback books, it is easy to take the reading material on holiday or on public transport with very little inconvenience. One great advantage is that it allows the human mind to create its own view of the world portrayed in the book, something that can be disappointing when a book is made into a play for television or into a film. This article is about the learning activity. ... For other uses, see Book (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... See comedian Stand up comedian List of Comedians List of British comedians comics comic book comic strip underground comics alternative comics web comic sprite comics manga graphic novel List of comic characters Categories: Disambiguation ... This article is about (usually written) works. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see Holiday (disambiguation). ... Mass transit redirects here. ... This article is about motion pictures. ...


See also

Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... Amateur radio station with modern solid-state transceiver featuring LCD and DSP capabilities Amateur radio, often called ham radio, is both a hobby and a service that uses various types of radio communications equipment to communicate with other radio amateurs for public service, recreation and self-training. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: Dicdef, already appears on Wiktionary If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ...

Bibliography

Stebbins, Robert A. (2007) Serious Leisure: A Perspective for Our Time. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.


External links

  • The Serious Leisure Perspective, University of Calgary

References

  1. ^ Chicago Manual Style (CMS): hobby.
  2. ^ Harper, Douglas. "hobby". Online Etymology Dictionary. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=hobby. 
  3. ^ Dictionary.com. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hobby (accessed: July 12, 2007).
  4. ^ R.Dimou (2009). "Hobby Business". http://www.workfromhomeworld.net/start-a-home-business-/hobby-business.html. Retrieved on 2009-05-28. 
  5. ^ Children's reading Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863–1944). On the Art of Reading. 1920. (retrieved21 April 2009)
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