Since 5th of March is Book day, and I’m very passionate about books, I thought the best idea was to dedicate a piece to them.
Books are object that come in different and variegated size, shape and thickness. Many people in the world are extremely scared by these objects mainly because are traumatized by them in school and I cannot blame them for this. I was one of those people myself.
However, although books and dictionaries function very well as steps or support to balance instable furniture, they work even better as source of inspiration and research.
Whatever you want to know is hidden in a book somewhere in the world.
Although being aware of the potential offered by research websites, and despite being an avid user myself, I know for sure that books will ever be on their shelves, ready to use, even if some kind of huge post-apocalyptic catastrophe is bound to happen.
Books smell good, they have that old eternal vampire charm, they’re always full charged and you can bring them everywhere without the fear someone would take away from you! After all, let’s face it, for unfortunate it may sound, culture thieves are still rare!
On the other hand, even if the most recent technology can’t wipe away the old, faithful paper books, it’s just fair to admit that eBooks have their utility. You can bring your eBooks reader everywhere with you. And if you’re like me and love having your favourite stories always at hand, the majority of eBook readers fit every kind of bags.
Also, they offer you a variety of choice at the same weight! It’d be difficult bring around a bag full of novels and nonfiction books and encyclopaedias! But you can have them in a good eBook reader just at a flip of your fingertips. This is one of those cases when even the most orthodox book geek should love technology.
It might sound like a harsh opinion, but being a book lover I don’t really understand whoever doesn’t read. And I know what I’m talking about as, for a nice fate’s trick, I’m surrounded but such a kind of people.
Books bring you information and entertainment. If you’re given even a moderate amount of creativity and fantasy they can bring you anywhere you want. And mind you, I’m not only talking about fantasy books or I’m not even restricting it to fiction. If you’re really passionate about, say for example, Gengis Khan and you want to live his adventures, then you can read his biography.
This is exactly my greatest discovery. It doesn’t really matter how much teacher force you to read in order to cram into your brain information you’ll never remember. It’s definitely funnier and useful read for the sake of it, and believe me, surprisingly enough all the details will come to your mind straight ahead.
I’ll leave you with a quote by Roald Dahl, one of my favourite writers:
“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray
Go throw your TV set away
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall…”
Oompa-Loompas’ song in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.