Really? Is it true? Yes, dear friends ... it is a truth indeed!
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
Tell me, how many of us have the secret desire to travel the whole world and see how big this world is? Yes, you are right. Most of us. Then start reading a book and see how it enlarges your world. You are never alone when you're reading a book. Have you ever felt it when you are reading your favorite book? When you are relaxing… sinking down in the sofa... slowly… just like a movie fade out... that your real world is evaporating and you are alone inside the world of the story of your book... living the life of the story? Isn't that our most favorite feeling?
We can see an entire different world when we indulge in reading books. Where else could you meet unknown people, live their lives, stay in their cities and houses in far distant countries or smell the soil of some beautiful village when smelling the page of a fresh book, see people from other parts of the world where you never have been, and feel that their hearts are no different than us filled with love and emotions. Where else can you have their experiences of lives which helps us to grow up, gain more, learn more, and see the values of our lives?
Still need reasons to read books? Here is the best one - we have only one life which is already filled with our commitments. So if we wish to see more and do something more in this world, books are the fairy godmothers who can grant our wishes. Open a page and whoooosh - see a whole new world. It has been said "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The one who never reads, lives only once”. So let’s open one window to this world through books to live our lives to the fullest.
- Deepti Chaudhary, Parent of Richa Chaudhary (Grade 8)
MLZS, HSR Branch