An English author
once wrote: “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed or digested.” This quotation tells us how to read books of different
kinds. Most travel books are to be tasted. It’s enough to dip into them and
read bits here, bits there. If you are fond of crime stories you will read them
quickly, you’ll ‘swallow’ them and then there are books that you’ll read slowly
and carefully. If a book is on important subject and a subject you are
interested in you will want to chew it and digest it. And you’ll want to weight
what the author says and consider his ideas and arguments.
The rise of television has been coupled with the death
of books. Some people ask what can be done to rescued them. But I think that
books don’t need to be rescued. A book is one of the greatest wonders in the
world. It gives us a unique chance to link up with authors who lived hundreds
and thousands of years ago. I thank books, because if there were no books, we couldn’t
talk to people who lived in different years and countries. Through reading
books we hear their voices, thoughts and feelings. Books are the surest way to
bring nations together. They give us an insight not only into the past but also
into the future. I think that book is a faithful and undemanding friend for all
of us: it can be put aside and taken up again at any moment.
I have recently
read a book which has made a very deep impression on me. It is called “Gone
with the Wind” and it makes really unforgettable reading. The author of the
book is Margaret Mitchell. “Gone with the Wind” published in 1936, became an
immediate bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. A film version of the novel
was made in 1939.
and all her family was interesting in American history, and she grew up in an
atmosphere of stories about the Civil War.
In 1925 she got
married. In the following ten years she put on paper all stories she had heard
about the Civil War. And this way was
born “Gone with the Wind”.
The story is set around the time of the America Civil
War, when the Southern States went to war with the North to defend their way of
life. It was the way of life in which rich gentry lived in large houses,
cultivated by black slaves. Scarlet O’Hara was born into one of these rich
houses. When this way of life was destroyed she use all her beauty to build a
“Art washes away from the soul all the dust of
everyday life”.-Pablo Picasso. I agree with this quotation, because art is
really a fantastic thing, and it can influence our minds and our behavior.
This quotation is tightly connected with literature.
While reading any book, it appeals to us. Books impress you so much that you
are taken to another world. You start to look at the world through rose colors.
And when you read something interesting you become
emotional and you think only about that book. So you forget about life with
problems it has. When you read a book you become another person.
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