Pleasure of Reading

Sangeet Bohara, P4, Science
Reading may be a compulsion for a school-going child, pastime for a retire person, but a
pleasure for many. We can discover smile on the face of novel-reader, a gleam in the eyes of the
reader of a poem and furrows 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 hinge 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 person sheds one’s 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 get relief from the past and create the future by reading. By reading
books, we enrich our experience and sharpen 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 edification. Reading gives spiritual, intellectual and even
sensuous pleasure.

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