What a pleasure it is to read.
Walking into a bookshop may seem magical to some people. To see the shelves neatly lined with books, is like staring at the wonders of the world, all in one place.
Books are a portal to other worlds. Thousands of stories at your fingertips. The smell when you open a new book. Staring at a bookshelf is like hearing a thousand voices calling at you, ready to unravel the secrets of the universe to you.
Many people do not realise the power of a book. Those who enjoy reading, can not imagine a life without books. Reading is a form of survival to them.
A book will wait until you are ready, and then hold you prisoner. From the day we discover our first story, we are transported into a different world. The one that takes you to an island, a magical garden, or into the deep, blue sea; one full of incredible fancies.
From reading of simple books, such as those with pictures and colours, to reading of complex books, there is always something to learn, to enjoy.
We devour these books without hesitation. Any other thing can wait, but not the book we are holding. We look forward to the next page, and can’t seem to put them down.
I have read a lot of books by great authors, from Napoleon Hill, to Norman Vincent Peale, to Thomas .J. Stanley and Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Books are a great source of inspiration, and help to distract us, when we are under a lot of stress.
Some people have not read a non-fiction book since leaving high school.
Honestly, one of the best ways to develop yourself, during this period, is through reading of books. Most of the answers we seek for, are in a book.
It lies in there…
If people become aware of the Power of the Written Word, I think they wouldn’t hesitate to pick up a book.
Books help us build a better future. They contain ideas, mysteries, knowledge. Think of it all, it is there in a book somewhere. Never underestimate the power of a great read.
Books can change lives. They help to improve your memory, and expand your vocabulary. Being eloquent can help boost your self-confidence.
Reading the right books, can open your mind to a new way of thinking. In other words, books are capable of overhauling one’s mentality. But you must be willing to pay attention to the words.
Books can be the greatest form of self-education. The problem is, many people don’t take the words in a book seriously.
If you want to do some exploration, there is a book somewhere, lying on the shelf. Let that book be your companion and guide.
Tips on how to benefit from a book:
- Read the title of the book carefully.
- Go through the table of content and the introduction.
- Don’t fail to read the subheading of each chapter.
- Read the details of each chapter with deep interest. It is good to make notes along the way.
Right now the books are calling, so I must go…