Good books enrich the mind by providing knowledge. They also widen the horizons of our imagination, and give us an insight into different minds. If a man is known by the company he keeps, why should we not, then, keep the best company; that of good books? Good literature entertains, instructs and elevates. It takes us on a flight of fancy, away from our humdrum lives, to a place or country we want to visit, without having to pay for the passage.
Pleasures derived from eating or playing sports are short-lived and ordinary, but the pleasure that we derive from reading books is everlasting and fantastic. Even after we have finished reading a book, we continue to think about it and derive pleasure from it.