When I was a kid, my mother used to tell me that when she had a good book to read, it was like having a good friend. And when she finished a good book, it was like losing a good friend. It took me a long time to understand what this meant. I've learned it doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, it can be magical.
This past weekend, I finally got around to reading a book I've been wanting to read for quite some time -- Markus Zusak's The Book Thief . As soon as I got into the first few pages, I knew I was about to make a good friend. That feeling of an instant connection, a shared experience, a moment of laughter that comes from the same humor, and an overall tapping of that place deep within you.
I was compelled to keep reading, putting off all the chores that a weekend is made for, so I could get to know my new friend. When I did put the book down to tend to necessities of life, I had a sense of missing and wanting to know more. Very much like the feeling you have toward a flesh and blood friend.
I didn't stay away long, I kept finding my way back to the The Book Thief, to be a part of the lives of Liesel Meminger, Rudy Steiner, and Max Vandenburg. I developed a genuine fondness and caring for them. I felt the pain of their trials. I cheered them onward through their small moments of triumph. They stayed close to me during all the days of my reading, and when I came to the last page, a sadness washed over me. Not only for how their lives turned and ended, but also for the loss of more time with my friend.
When I put the book back on my bookshelf, I looked upon all my other favorite books. All these good friends of mine, each touching my soul and impacting my life in a special way. I thought about how and when they came into my life. Was it serendipity or fate?
The answer is fate. They came to me when I needed to be reminded of love, loss, loyalty, hope, faith, and the meaning of real friendship. And they linger with me still, returning to me in quiet moments of contemplation.
My mother was right. A good book is a good friend.
So what's your good book, that's become your good friend?
Life is not easy to live without friends. When it comes to Books, they can be our best friends ever. Good Books enriches our mind with good thoughts and knowledge just like a good friend. We cannot feel alone in the company of books. We can learn many good things while reading a good book. Books written by famous and experienced people helps us to become a better human being and also teach us how to serve the society in the best possible way. When we are alone, we can always pick up a book and start reading to feel relax.
Books are our best friends because they inspire us to do great things in life and overcome our failures. We learn a lot from good books just like a good friend. Books can be good or bad, but it is our responsibility to choose them wisely. Friendship with Good books makes you Good person and friendship with Bad books make you bad person. Books will always be there for you in your bad times. Books teach us to have dreams. Books brings positive value to our life.
Qualities we can learn from Good Books as our Best friends
Being Smart: Have a good capacity to learn.
Brave: Ready to face problems with courage.
Never give up: Nothing is Impossible.
Be compassionate: Show Positive feelings to others
Be Humble: Don’t Insult anyone
Be thankful: Always be thankful for others
Help others: Be a helping hand to everyone.
Be Positive: Be happy in whatever you are doing.
Good Moral Values: Respect people and their opinions.
Good Thoughts about Books
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.- Mark Twain
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.- William Styron
Are you Friends with Books? Have you learned any good quality from books? If yes, then please write us in comments.
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