Reading is one thing such thing that if turned into a habit can change your life. A great book leaves you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. Books are the quietest and most constant of friends and they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. Every book has a lesson hidden behind it and the only key to the treasure box of knowledge is devotion. The only way in which one can understand the actual meaning hidden behind it is to concentrate and read between the lines.
“If one can not enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use of reading it at all” said the very famous writer Oscar Wilde. Reading is the best exercise of mind to make it full of things which will be in use in the future. Reading habits should be encouraged by all. After all how you present yourself in front of somebody also depends on how you speak and you can only speak well once your vocabulary is really good. Words we come across while reading keep on increasing our vocabulary and help us to use them in future as well. There are many types of books written and the it’s important to know what is to be read now and what I’d to be read later. No book is written without a reason and a lesson. There is a reason why every book is written. And so it’s just important to know what will inspire you at what age. The more you read and the more you will learn. Many books and are filled with real life incidents which inspire you to the core and sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. You enter the very shoes of the different characters that you come across while reading a well written piece and also the psyche of the person is thought about while reading their character and a character sketch is formed in our minds and we thing what can we change about it.
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” Like I said, it is very important to know what to read at what time, there is no age for reading, to start with easy classics and go on to the tough romantics is the best option. Also one should read and imbibe the positivity of these books ignoring the negative aspects if any. Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry. In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you. “Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.” Also it is important to interpret the meaning of the context correctly else, what is meant to be conveyed is not done. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all. Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.
To write is another thing which improves your vocabulary, easy learning is when you read something and write, you imbibe is for a longer period and the content is deeply engraved in your mind. Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you. A word after a word after a word is power and this power makes you confident and more aware of the world. “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow mouldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read. Also finish what you start, a half-read book is a half-finished love affair. “When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story’s voice makes everything its own.” So keep on reading as much as you can to improve your living and your knowledge. The more you read the better you learn .