With the arrival of a season not-beloved-to-whom, monsoon, along with bringing in pleasant climate it renews lost hopes, revives the enthusiasm amongst dream weavers, not considering the uncalled for, unawed effects it struck the city with, first thing every reading-enthusiasts desire, in certainty, is to indulge into a relationship with their beloved books complemented with mugs and mugs of hot Belgian chocolate. Where else would heaven be!
Reading is such a sheer self-leisure activity that it not only improves expanding one’s vocabulary nor does it just takes the reader altogether to a different plane but also educates the reader about different times and cultures. It is as though the reader travels, altogether to a varied place and time in space, each time one reads a new novel. To put in terms of Dr. Seuss, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” In addition, “Reading a good book is like taking a journey.”
Having acquired the right since birth, being a female, to believe in all the fancies romance genre has to fervour, my all-time favourite novelist Jane Austen has to say, “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
The smell of a new or some dearly cherished, decades old books can be so adorable that one becomes addicted to reading them over and over again, and then there is no turning back ever from this fruitful habit. For others it is no less than a social status to patronise their whole long collection and never stop admiring works of their favourite authors.
The rule that applies to routine input-output process goes the same for literary works as well. For a fine creation of art-work, input has got to be at par the level. This reminds me of our literature education facilitator, way back in school, who had once quoted. “Imitation is a first step to the creation (of literary work).” Unless you have agreeable amount of literary knowledge how is that you will put your best while creating a legendary piece of work. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” by Margaret Fuller, further proves the point.
It is never too late to begin with something in our favour good for our nourishment. Inculcate reading habit in children from a tender age. What could be better for your child, coming down the line, a good read or a bad company in friend? Whosoever said it, has said it true to the core, ‘a book is a man’s best friend’.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)