书籍是最宝贵的财富(books are the most precious fortune)
When my tenth birthday was coming up, i was happy imaging what kind of present my father
would give me. to my surprise, father gave me a set of books, which i was very glad to accept.
He saw what i was thinking and said kindly: "dear, remember, books are the most precious fortune
in the world, i am sure that once you finish reading the first book, you will be anxious to read the
second one, then the third, the forth…" according to my father's words, i have to give reading a
try. And things really happened as he expected. Books indeed exerted a strong influence on me.
From then on, i stepped into a new and wonderful world that books spread open for me.
Whether a man reads history books or mathematical books, reads them in detail or just skims
them, if he cares about reading at all, he will appreciating the pleasure of books. Experience tells
me that what composes the joys of reading lies in the process of finding a good book, enjoying it,
and learning from it.
In the first place, you will be feeling excited when you find a good book which is suitable for
yourself. Reading is something of a paradox. one thinks that books are always meaningful. Yet the
fact is that many of them are useless in some sense. Particularly, pornographic books describe
violence, superstition, and sex. People who are taken up by such books might be misled and
dispirited. Therefore, choosing an appropriate book not only improves your ability to discriminate
and leads you to read effectively, but also gives you the fulfillment of knowing a good book.
Secondly, reading would offer inexhaustible mental nutrition.Good books teach us and help
us to do well. They are our real companions. they are both instructive and inspiring. Through
reading, the beauties of nature, the miracles of art, the spectacles of architecture, and the
marvels of engineering are all opened to our wonder and appreciation. Moreover, it really builds
up a full comprehension of love, hatred, happiness and sorrows in our heart. We are able to
experience various kinds of lives---what more is there to desire than that?
Thirdly, it is fruitful for us to learn from the book after reading it. Books are our friends; they
take us to all the countries in the world; they tell us stories of all ages; they teach us the truth.
With reading, we can learn innumerable things we do not know, be aware of what has happened
in the past as well as what is going to happen in the future, and solve the urgent problems that
beset us. Gradually, we come to know how to be a real person and how to observe the world.
In all, mankind has made extraordinary progress in the accumulation of knowledge. With
the invention of writing, knowledge could then not only be communicated but also be stored.
Now, i am lucky for being one member of 4ew, and i am confident that i will make good use of
it, learn from it, and feel the joys of reading forever.