A great deal has changed since the cinematograph appeared. Nowadays there are many screen adaptations of literary works and they have become extremely popular. Some people are sure that reading books is the enjoyable kind of leisure. However, others prefer films to original literature(??)
I absolutely support the idea that reading is the most pleasant pastime. The main advantage of books is their ability to develop your imagination. You read just a text on paper sheet but your mind sees the bright picture of another fiction world, the portraits of characters, their dialogues and actions. The second advantage is the development of your language. While you read, your knowledge of language and style of speaking are improving. (article?)Clear and right speech is quite useful skill for work and life in general.
Nevertheless, some people think that films are much better than books. According to them, screen adaptation can be watched in the couple of hours and it is pretty(?) simple to understand. Reading is just a waste of your time.
I cannot agree with this opinion because films cannot give a full conception of a literary story. A book allows to feel all details and atmosphere of fiction world. The script depth is acceptable only by reading.
To sum up, I would like to stress that every person should spend their free time as they want. Films have their own advantages but to my mind, the book is the greatest gift for all people and we must not forget about it.