Sometimes I would like to stay at home, shut the doors, lock me up in the living room, sit comfortably on my sofa, a cup of tea in my hand and just read-read-read. It is so overwhelming to let myself drift away from the real world into a parallel world where everything can happen and amazing events can occur. And then back to reality!
Whatever the book. Just the thought of relaxing with a book is enough for me. Well, yes, a good book then makes the difference. After so many years, maternity stopped me from reading somehow, I have started reading again a lot of books, like hundred. It is as if books are calling for me, and I have been lucky enough to find out so many memorable books in the last months. If you are curious or you just need a piece of advice, just leave a message and it will be my pleasure to answer you.
1 – Do you like reading? What do you think reading is important for? Do you believe reading is essential for human life? Why or why not? Is reading a passion for you? Or is it just a compulsory school activity? What do you usually read? Do you prefer short newspaper articles or books? How many books did you read last year? Have you ever read poetry? Have you ever read Shakespeare, for example? Would you like to read Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth? Do you think Italians read enough? What about young people? Why, in your humble opinion, aren’t they interested in reading?
2 – Let’s improve our creative writing now. Complete these sentences:
Reading may be…
Reading lifts us up from…
Reading let us…
Reading gives us…
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POLL – SURVEY (sondaggio) ON THE TOPIC “READING AND BOOKS”
I am looking forward to read your comments and your poem on the above mentioned topic.
Unfortunately, it seems young people in Italy don’t read enough. 😦 See statistics.
For further study, read the following article:
Pleasure of Reading
Reading may be a compulsion for a school going child, pastime for a retired person, but a pleasure for many. You can discover a smile on the face of novel-reader, a gleam in the eyes of the reader of a poem and furrow of seriousness on the forehead of a person reading a newspaper report. Reading disturbs mind and heart. Waves of thinking and emotion are generated by reading. So the pleasure is immediate and it continues to linger in the mind.
Reading lifts us up from the harsh realities of life into the world of imagination. The magic touch of fancy transmutes grief into joy, failure into success, pain into pleasure and fear into hope. Even an unhappy man sheds his unhappiness and realities no longer press hard.
Reading gives intellectual satisfaction. A detective novel satisfies the sense of curiosity, serious literature encourages intellectual activity, light literature amuses us and poetry stirs our imaginations. One can relive the past and create the future by reading. By reading books, we enrich our experience and sharpens our judgments. Experience, in its turn, makes us wiser and self-confident.
Books can give company when human beings cannot. We can happily spend our lonely hours in the company of the author-tailored characters. A train journey may be tiresome if we do not have a magazine or a newspaper by our side sleepless nights may not be spent without a mystery thriller.
Reading gives us varied pleasure. A sensuous poet may provide a rich feast for our senses, another may satisfy our aesthetic sense and another may give intellectual edification. Reading gives spiritual, intellectual and even sensuous pleasure.