Books – Our Best Friends

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.

To derive maximum pleasure from reading we have to gradually pass on from comics, detective novels, magazines and simple storybooks to classic literature. Just like friends, the quality of the books that we read also determine the kind of person we are. Good books will enrich our personalities, and it is these kinds of books that we should turn to when we have the leisure.