Books are a medium to transport us to another world. To anyone else, they may look like pages full of dull print, but to me, they open a door to a wondrous world of magic, mystery, wild imagination, legendary icons and ordinary heroes, adventure, love... all created through a fantastic interplay of words.
Being an only child, books have always been and will be, my best friends. They make me think about others' feelings and appreciate the world and its beings in a different light. Books intrigue me. They induce strong feelings in me and keep me on edge till the very end.
I'm a fan of fiction but I also read non-fiction. The pull for fiction comes from the fact the author builds an entire world that may not exist but seems very true when savoured through the words. I think that’s part of the reason. But books also engage me because of the fact that reality is sometimes too hard to handle and I find fictional characters much more friendly and appealing than those around me.
My parents would buy me books from when I was very young. Till the moment I die, I will be surrounded by books,books,books. And I do not think anyone needs a reason to read. It is a whole world always open to anyone willing to enter it.
What pains me is the fact that nowadays no one gives literature the importance it deserves. I have always relished reading and enjoy my language classes the most at school.
I think I mostly read sitting on the bed cross-legged with my book balanced on a pillow. You see, I tend to take good care of books, almost as if they have a life of their own. Even a tiny bend of the cover can get me real angry and I will do my best to restore it to normal. While reading, I tend to toss and turn or sit up according to the situation in the story.
There aren't many people in my family who go on reading like I do. Mom mostly buys me the books I want but when I put studies at stake, she turns furious. My cousin reads a bit on my compulsion but that is all. I remember she once called me 'Shakespeare'! I am not anywhere that good, but I want to read all the books I can before my last breath. So now, I will get going; I have got a book to read!
Aiswarya R., Class 12
Life is not easy to live without friends. When it comes to Books, they can be our best friends ever. Good Books enriches our mind with good thoughts and knowledge just like a good friend. We cannot feel alone in the company of books. We can learn many good things while reading a good book. Books written by famous and experienced people helps us to become a better human being and also teach us how to serve the society in the best possible way. When we are alone, we can always pick up a book and start reading to feel relax.
Books are our best friends because they inspire us to do great things in life and overcome our failures. We learn a lot from good books just like a good friend. Books can be good or bad, but it is our responsibility to choose them wisely. Friendship with Good books makes you Good person and friendship with Bad books make you bad person. Books will always be there for you in your bad times. Books teach us to have dreams. Books brings positive value to our life.
Qualities we can learn from Good Books as our Best friends
Being Smart: Have a good capacity to learn.
Brave: Ready to face problems with courage.
Never give up: Nothing is Impossible.
Be compassionate: Show Positive feelings to others
Be Humble: Don’t Insult anyone
Be thankful: Always be thankful for others
Help others: Be a helping hand to everyone.
Be Positive: Be happy in whatever you are doing.
Good Moral Values: Respect people and their opinions.
Good Thoughts about Books
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.- Mark Twain
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.- William Styron
Are you Friends with Books? Have you learned any good quality from books? If yes, then please write us in comments.
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