Books are a medium to transport us to another world. To anyone else, they may look like pages full of dull print, but to me, they open a door to a wondrous world of magic, mystery, wild imagination, legendary icons and ordinary heroes, adventure, love... all created through a fantastic interplay of words.
Being an only child, books have always been and will be, my best friends. They make me think about others' feelings and appreciate the world and its beings in a different light. Books intrigue me. They induce strong feelings in me and keep me on edge till the very end.
I'm a fan of fiction but I also read non-fiction. The pull for fiction comes from the fact the author builds an entire world that may not exist but seems very true when savoured through the words. I think that’s part of the reason. But books also engage me because of the fact that reality is sometimes too hard to handle and I find fictional characters much more friendly and appealing than those around me.
My parents would buy me books from when I was very young. Till the moment I die, I will be surrounded by books,books,books. And I do not think anyone needs a reason to read. It is a whole world always open to anyone willing to enter it.
What pains me is the fact that nowadays no one gives literature the importance it deserves. I have always relished reading and enjoy my language classes the most at school.
I think I mostly read sitting on the bed cross-legged with my book balanced on a pillow. You see, I tend to take good care of books, almost as if they have a life of their own. Even a tiny bend of the cover can get me real angry and I will do my best to restore it to normal. While reading, I tend to toss and turn or sit up according to the situation in the story.
There aren't many people in my family who go on reading like I do. Mom mostly buys me the books I want but when I put studies at stake, she turns furious. My cousin reads a bit on my compulsion but that is all. I remember she once called me 'Shakespeare'! I am not anywhere that good, but I want to read all the books I can before my last breath. So now, I will get going; I have got a book to read!
Aiswarya R., Class 12
Friendship Essay: The Qualities of a Best Friend
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Surely, everyone is fond of the idea of friendship. In fact, to most people living on this earth believe that friends are the most important part of their lives. There have been lots of sayings, quotes, movies and music about the theme, friendship; and this also impacted many people in the way they see the idea of having friends and that it is worthwhile to have someone to rely on.
The importance of friendship cannot just be forgotten like a snap of one’s fingers. It has stuck on to the minds of people through movies, such as ‘Harry Potter’ and TV series, like ‘Friends’. Indeed, throughout the centuries, these shows and movies has really proven that friends are not someone one wants, but they are someone one needs.
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However, the way these categorized friends take the news will definitely be somewhat different.
A good friend has never seen you cry.
A best friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.
A good friend doesn't know your parents' first names.
A best friend has their phone numbers in his address book.
A good friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A best friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.
A good friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.
A best friend asks you why you took so long to call.
A good friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A best friend seeks to help you with your problems.
A good friend wonders about your romantic history.
A best friend could blackmail you with it.
A good friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A best friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.
A good friend thinks the friendship is over when you HAVE an argument.
A best friend calls you after you had a fight.
A good friend expects you to always be there for them.
A best friend expects to always be there for you!
A good friend points you to the bathroom after a night of drinking.
A best friend holds your head while you throw up!
A good friend will come and bail you out of jail
A best friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
A connection between people through what is called a