Books are the best friends, a human being can have. They are a great blessing. They are useful to us in many ways. When we have any problem, books give us the correct advice. They console us in our sorrows.
Books are our best companions as we never feel alone in the company of books. Books are written by very wise, experienced and intelligent persons. Therefore, they give us inspiration. Books teach us about good things and bad things. They are our best guides and philosophers.
Books fill our minds with noble thoughts. They enrich our minds. Bad books spoil our minds. Therefore, we should buy and read only good books. Our life will become very happy if we read good books.
Books play important role in influencing our character and personality. A man is known by the company he keeps so it is necessary to pick the right books. Today there is a lot of trash, sex and violence depicted in books. They also encourage criminal activities so care should be taken while choosing books to read. Reading is a habit and one should cultivate since childhood. It is the best leisure time activity – one must slowly graduate from picture comics, fairy tales, detective and romance stories to good literature.
Books also need to be taken care of – one must avoid folding pages, loosening the rib, marking pages in somebody else’s books or tearing pages from library books. Books are written on different topics like history, geography, science, philosophy, religion. One must treat them as a window to the world which give us the right glimpse of life.
The title of the book that I read is Thomas Jefferson by Norman K. Risjord. This book was published in 1994. The biography I read was Thomas Jefferson and it was very enlightening and informative. The story began in Shadwell, Virginia where Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743 and raised until he was approximately 18. Thomas Jefferson's parents were well off, but his father died when Thomas was 14. ...