It is rightly said that “Books are the best friend of human beings.” Our history is a witness to the fact that books helped a lot in gathering information. They revealed a large number of facts that have pulled out numerous myths from their roots. Books are that ray of bright light that have defended us from the darkness of illiteracy.
Human beings are great learners from ancient times. Discovery of fire, invention of wheel and invention of electricity are some of the most important inventions that changed our lives. And we all have come to know about these inventions from literary sources of history i.e. the information present in written form whether on paper or engraving on stones. Therefore, we can say that these engravings and writings are the “books of ancient time.” From childhood till the time we grow old, we keep on learning new things from various types of books. As food is important for us to sustain a healthy life, books are important to sustain a healthy mind. As preferences vary from person to person, choice of books also vary from person to person. The young children prefer a colourful book with attractive illustrations and adults prefer a book that contains valuable knowledge related to the surroundings in which they are living. Some may prefer novel reading, some may prefer fiction reading, some may prefer reading history books and some may prefer reading literature books. But at the end of the day, the ultimate goal of every book is “nourishment of mind.”