Essay On Book Is The Best Friend Of Man

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

Chinmaya Vidyalaya,Tripunithura


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Books are the gift of life, honour of a bibliophile and a man's best friend. Books are like mirror, we see our reflection in it and it portray's us comprehensively. A man's bookshelf will reveal everything you ever wanted to know. A drawing room demands good furniture and extra material to look magnificent but it is imperfect without a bookshelf having good books. Good books, like good buddies, are few and chosen; the moreyou select, the more entertaining it gets. When we don't have shoulder to wail on we can depict all our hardships on a book and the strain on brain and heart will be miniaturized. Books reduce soreness from  our life and provide us a happy lastingly.


Books are not only one's best friend but also contribute wisdom. They provide  usthe knowledge which can't be extracted by others. They are a man's prized possession.

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors. A person not in any way will everstay alone if he has a great addition of books. Books enlighten us deep within.


If a man's character is exemplified by the company he has then why not make a company of a few good books. Books take away the misery from our life and takes usin to a fancy world or to a country or place we want to visit without having to pay the passage. The happiness which is given by a book can't be compared with anything. While reading a book, we amiss in that book and get hitch up with that atmosphere and when it comes to its end we feel miserable.  The friendship of good books is the medicine of life but there are books more dangerous than snakes and more poisonous than scorpions. We should choose the book wisely, because instead of increasing knowledge, they may contaminate our mind and leads us to a disaster. Just like friends, good books enrich our personality and we looks forward in a positive life.

Books are never failing friends. They don't violate us .


No matter what a person's rank or position may be, the lover of books is the richest and the happiest.

Robert Southey, an avid lover of books wrote:

“My never failing friends are they,

With whom I converse day by day,

With them I take delight in weal,

And seek relief in woe.”


Almost every person reads a book. Some read novels, some read magazine, some read articles or story related books. Every person has different sweet tooth in books and have the right to choose the book compatible to their interest.


Library is the temple of books. You can find a variety of books there. Anyone can visit library and choose the book they want to read and hours can be spend in library. Being friends with books always helps, as they neither demand nor complain. They accept you for who you are.


After reading abook we find our self much more relaxed. Books have always benefited a human being.


So, through this article you will come to know that books are the best companions. Those who don't read books, read them up you will feel better, trust me. Nothing is better than having a book as your friend.

Start up reading a book and make them your BEST FRIENDS!!



Article contributed byAnkita Aggarwalour guest writer and intern.   Ankitais  pursuing B.Tech  from JECRC UNIVERSITY. 


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