3 November 2013

The importance of reading books

It's more and more rarely that you come across people who declare reading books as their hobby. On the face of it, there's nothing strange about it - nowadays a great number of people simply don't have any free time for any hobby whatsoever in the attempt to earn money; those who do have some spare time give their preferences to what seems to be more sophisticated hobbies, such as extreme sport, travelling or simply living an active social life whether online or offline. However, this is a very sad fact that reading books for pleasure has stopped to be fun  and an image of a person enjoying a good book curled up in a comfortable  armchair has become obsolete (I can even imagine the perplexed look on the face of some people: "What? Reading books for fun? for pleasure? OMG, how boring").
This is an amazing speech and a script on the importance of reading. Look at an excerpt from the speech:

"Albert Einstein was asked once how we could make our children intelligent. His reply was both simple and wise. "If you want your children to be intelligent," he said, "read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."
 Listen and then ... enjoy your literary trip!  


  1. I agree with the tip of not trying too hard to imitate the way of speaking. Aside from it's annoying, I think it will just blow their chances. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks for your comment, Nancy, I can't agree more.