To begin a reading hobby, just head to your local library and sign up for a free library card. Check out books that interest you, read them and return them, or you can join a local book club to read and discuss books with others. For more reading inspiration, create a free account online at Goodreads to see what others are reading, get personalized reading recommendations and track books you’ve read.
When you think of stargazing, you might think you need binoculars, a telescope or formal instructions. Actually, you don’t need any of those things. Instead, you can rely on your eyes; resources from your public library, such as beginner’s astronomy guides and star charts; and a free open source planetarium called Stellarium for your computer.
Options abound when it comes to exercising as a hobby, and you can ditch your gym membership. You can go old-school and work through classic exercises in your living room, or you can look for free streaming exercise programs on the internet. If you don’t want to stream programs, you can hit up YouTube for exercise videos.