Reading for Pleasure

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If one is asked to mention of thing the modern man is more blessed with than his remote ancestors, before the invention of printing, it is undoubtedly the pleasure he receives from reading books. In the modern age, books are plentiful and easily available, and those who wish, can read books of their choice with comparative ease.

The pleasures of reading are, indeed, many and varied. Those who are by nature intellectual, naturally derive a great joy from reading books dealing with serious problems. The challenge of idea is tonic that inspires and enlivens their whole mental attitude.

Reading also brings satisfaction to men of emotional temperament. They read poetry and drama and fictions with avidity. Works of imaginations relieve the mind from the operative limitations of the real world. When they are fed up with the dull monotony of real life, reading gives them all the thrill and excitement of variety. Reading, therefore, gives man the pleasures that are denied in real life. Yet the habit of browsing is not to be encouraged as it makes the reader impractical.

The companionship of books is of very great value. Human companionship may be sometimes unwanted and irritating. But books make on such demand on. One can take up book or read it as one’s mood demands. It is in itself. Books of our choice are our never failing companions.