Come with me, to a place where dreams are born and time is never planned. I speak of a book, my dear.
Books never fail to impress you. Be it day or night, be it the scorching summer or the pattering drops of monsoon, a book will always keep your thoughts occupied. Often, I have spent time reading books while seated on the window. The green potted plants concealed my location; thus creating a lovely serene crevice for my own enjoyment. These books helped transport me to unreal locations; from Egypt to Sweden, the Royal Palaces or War Zones. It didnt matter where I was, the fine print served as a medium of imagination, which was not bound by restrictions.
Try to imagine ‘A large desert with a strip of water running across it. There are date trees in the distance. Furthermore, along the side of the river, is a small caravan of travelers.’ First of all, what did you imagine? What was the color of the river? How tall where the trees? What patterns did the sand create? How many people were in the caravan? What are they wearing? Are they tired? Are they happy? You see, this scenario will differ for every person. A writer may try to make you see what he has, but it will never be the same.
And this is why books hold such high regard in my heart. They are just so open to possibilities, to variety! Moreover, there are no limitations, nor can anyone say otherwise. Books leave the reigns of visualization up to you. To create a place where you reign, and no one can question it. Thus, an eternal paradise, all for you.
For most people, it is an escape from the real world. But in reality, it is the real world, just with different perspectives. Isn’t it fascinating? Books, in my opinion, are greater than any human other creations. These harmless stacks of writings have been able to influence generations of humans to think, teach, understand, revolt. They are memories of someone, only eternal as they pass from the minds of individuals. Shakespeare has been long dead, but we still haven’t forgotten him! As each book gets passed on from generation to generation, they become more and more alive.
Benefits Of A Good Book
There is never any harm in lending a good book. It is an amazing source of information. Maybe, it will be useful to you in case of a variety of situations; who knows?
First of all, it stimulates your mental capacity. You tend to remember more. Moreover, it increases your knowledge and vocabulary. These are essential in life in a various scenarios! But thats not all, books also create your personality. People regard the one who reads a lot and is knowledgeable more than an ignorant person. Reading helps to relieve stress, how wonderful! Also, it improves your capacity to solve problems easily ( more info —> better solutions! )
Lastly, books make you imagine. They take you to the past, they take you to the future; they take you to space and also down under. There are no limitations to the places you can travel simply having seated in one place. In a nutshell, books are timeless creations that accentuate aspects of your life, making it mmore enjoyable and worthy.
Some Books I Enjoyed
- Nefertiti – Michelle Moran
- A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
- Howls Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones
- Sons Of Fortune – Jeffrey Archer
- Mrs Funnybones – Twinkle Khanna
- The Room Of Many Colors – Ruskin Bond
- Do you prefer books or other forms of entertainment? Why?
- What do books mean to you?
- E-books or traditional paperbacks?
- Do you think that eventually books will become extinct? Or will they live on?
- Lastly, which books would you recommend?