Books are like best friends, dependable and trustworthy. They are always there sitting, where you last left them, waiting for you to pick them up and look through it.
When you want to be alone in a room full of people they provide you a secret getaway. They can make you smile even when you have had the saddest kind of day, even when you’ve been ignored by your friends, even when nobody in this world can cheer you up and even when you lose all your hope that something good may come out of this life. They share their story with you, slowly but surely pulling you out of your own world and into their own, making it the most beautiful experience of all time.
A book provides you with its unexpected twists and turns. It’s a rollercoaster ride that the author takes you on of which you can never get bored. With every page, you are sucked into the make-believe world of the author. You are no longer yourself and begin to see yourself as the character in the book.
You start to live his or her life. Books compel you to get out of your skin and into the skin of the different characters in them. You share the character’s triumphs-his joy, his defeat, his sorrow, his pain, his time of difficulty, his everything.
One is never lonely if one has a regular habit of reading. That’s because his or her world is always full of their friends- books. The books become a magical world for everyone just at the turn of a page.
If you haven’t started reading yet, it is never too late. There is no right time or wrong time to get started. Just pick up a book that you think you’ll like and let the book work its magic on you. I can assure you one thing, that you’ll forever be hooked by it.