Regular Budget: Book: 1-80$
Optional Budget: Book shelf: 20-1300$
Even though you may not agree with this, reading can be fun. A lot of people find it relaxing or fun.
There are a lot of genres of the books and there are also informative books that are read when you want to find out something or in schools.
Reading can be connected to collecting if you wish to collect books and make your own little library. Book shelves are required for this.
By reading you are increasing your vocabulary and your reading speed. So reading has it's benefits rather than just enjoying the story.
The difference between books and movies is that you can visualize everything when reading a book, because there are a lot more details, but some people like more action and prefer movies for that.
I'm not really into reading, just started reading something lately and that's why I can't say much about it. Actually there isn't much to be said about it anyway, so I hope this website will help you a little: http://www.bookclubforum.co.uk/community/