I don't understand some people's idea that as long as somebody's reading, whatever books, it's better than watching TV.
Take Twilight. I'd like to add 50 Shades of Grey too, but that trilogy I haven't read. What can one get out of Twilight? I can't think of anything. I don't mean that the book has to be excellent and very well-written, I don't mean that it has to be serious literature- think about the Harry Potter series, at least it's about courage, love, friendship, compassion, trust, loyalty, fighting against evil...; deals with racism, the notion of racial purity and ethnic cleansing, class distinction, the distortion of truth in the media...; brings you many creatures and objects from folklore, Greek mythology, Norse mythology... and fosters your imagination.
I'm not saying that Twilight fans are stupid, shallow or uncultured, but what good can one get out of Twilight? If it's about fun and pleasure, why is that better than watching TV? There are tons of good and informative programmes on TV, about history, nature, science, culture, travel... I'm not saying that we should only do things that bring us something, teach us something..., but why do some people think reading, per se, is good, and watching TV, per se, is bad?