Books Are Friends or Books and Reading
Knowledge knows no bounds. Reading books contributes to the enrichment of our knowledge in-terms of human experience and information. Happy is the man who acquires the habit of reading when he is young. Books are for him a life-long source of pleasure, instruction and inspiration. He never feels lonely because he has books as his beloved friends. He always has a pleasant use of his leisure so that he never feels bored. He is in possession of a wealth more precious than gold. Books are treasuries, not filled with gold, silver and precious stones, but with knowledge, noble thoughts and high ideals.
Regular reading keeps our knowledge up-to-date about the happenings in the world. If we stop the habit of reading, then we are like fish out of water. Books are our trusted guides. They enlighten us and give us the knowledge we lack. As we should choose only good friends, so we should choose only good books. Some books are cheap and misleading. We should not read such books. Good books increase our knowledge, give us good vocabulary and we learn the language better. Who can give us so much knowledge in such a short period of time?
Books give us the highest pleasure, provided we choose the right kind of books. Some books like novels and stories are read simply for pleasure and amusement. They bring relaxation to a tired brain. There are many books on history, philosophy, religion, travel and science which we ought to read. Such serious readings will give us not only pleasure, but valuable education. Poetry transports us into a world of noble thoughts and imagination.
We should make reading a regular habit. The first thing to do is to become a member of a library. Then we should make it a habit to choose good books from it. Knowledge once gained can never be lost. Opportunities may not always wait for us. So, students must make reading books a habit. Reading gives a person great pleasure, trains his mind, makes him think and teaches him much. Books are the most faithful of friends. Our friends may change or die, but books are always waiting patiently to give us company.