Reading is a great habit that helps to develop one’s thinking and intellectual capabilities. But the influence of internet and social media has reduced the reading habits of many people, especially the younger generation. They spend most of their times in front of social media sites and find no time for reading books. It is true that the virtual world helps them in connecting with friends and having fun every moment, but it is unfortunate that their creative power remains dormant. It is the responsibility of parents to encourage their children to develop the habit of book reading and nurture their creative spirit; otherwise a whole generation will be ruined. There is no need to bother about getting printed books because myriads of E-Books are available on the internet.