The magical world of books

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I  feel the pain of somebody else dying , the love somebody else received, the care bestowed on another person , the anger and frustration eating up another persons mind. Am I  a magician or a sorcerer? No . I am just an avid  reader. I read books which help me feel these varied emotions that are associated with different people.Read on to know more about the wonders of reading books.

Reading is one of the best hobbies a person can ever have or acquire. All you have to do is get a book, open it and start turning the pages. As the story flows you get lost in their story. You don’t need anything else: just a book in your hand and a place to sit down and read. You do not need company. You will very comfortable on your own.

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The characters in the book become your friends. You feel as though you know them personally. Just take a moment to take in the effect of the words in the book. Each story transports you for a short time to a different situation, a different place and most importantly you live a different life. If this is not magic I do not know what is. The magic of a book is that it takes you somewhere new. It makes you feel something new. “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.”

Most of us who have read Enid Blyton’s  adventure series, mystery series and the secret seven series will have an idea of what England looks like. Half of us haven’t even been to England. But still we can imagine the greenery and the sudden weather changes. By the powerful art of story telling she created a picture of England in our minds.
When you read a book you get so lost in it that you will not even realize how the time just flies past you. Sometimes we get so involved in the stories that when it ends we feel as though a phase of our life has just gotten over. Some deaths in books are so touching that readers are often moved to tears. While reading a book you imagine so many things.
We grow up with certain books. We grow out of some. Just try to estimate how powerful the effect of words is. They are capable of making you imagine things varying from as real as a tree or a park to things as unbelievable as Vampires and werewolves.
Just consider the fact that when you are alone or upset or frustrated all you need to do is take a book. It will instantly change your mood. And it is not necessary you have to read a new book every time. You can re read some of your all time favourites. That’s the great thing about books. You can go back to it whenever you want. It is not a one time thing. “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading at all.” This is what Oscar Wilde said.
Another great thing about books is that the characters in the books are really wonderful. Most of us fall in love with certain characters in books. Every book worm’s first crush is definitely some character in a book.
All these are a few reasons why everyone should start reading. But let me tell you the most important reason. You make friends. “We read to know that we are not alone.” It is as simple as that. Your taste of books reflects your personality. When you and another person start discussing books and realize that you have the same taste in books, let me assure you that it marks the beginning of a long friendship. You can talk about books all day, all night and anywhere. You can discuss what has been read and what has to be read. You just form a new type of bond with the person who reads the same books as you do. You will know them inside out. You will make a friend for life.
All in all reading books is a great habit. It should be cultivated. Nobody is a born reader. Everybody starts small and then advances and becomes an enthusiastic reader. A person who reads lives a thousand lives. A person who does not lives only one and even that not to the fullest. If you aren’t one of those who already read, please do start now. Start with a genre you like. You have plenty of books out there. There is definitely a book for every type of reader. All you have to do is find the right book for you. When you discover the right book for you, it will be the beginning of a long and happy journey. You will also discover the magic of books. I assure you that you will then be a part of many exciting adventures. You will be a part of the magic which will take you to new places and help you to get to know new people.
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I am a third year Electronics and Communication Engineering student with a passion for literature. I am an avid reader ;particularly fascinated by modern fiction . I love to pen short pieces about day to day occurrences.