a students' magazine

On reading

In Italy up to now not many guys read regularly. For instance, statistical data show that 1 Italian out of 2 doesn’t read anymore.

As far as I’m concerned, reading is an essential part of our life because it helps us to understand our surrounding world. In addition to this, it is a good tool that opens our brain in order to improve our general culture.

On the other hand, some guys are of the opinion that reading is meaningless, as  you lose your spare time instead of going out or doing something more interesting. Others are more the couch potato type of people, who prefer laying on a sofa and watching tv from morning to night.

Personally I agree with them to some extent, because you don’t have to stay always indoors, but it would be a good idea to read at least one book a month, when it’s raining or when you don’t know what to do.

Moreover, I reckon that before buying a book, we have to take into account its genre in conjunction with its plot to see if it lives up to your expectations. A  book in fact should be breathtaking, hard-hitting  and above all gripping. Indeed when you read you  should look forward to continuing reading instead of counting how many page are left.

After all, a book is a friend that doesn’t let us down, not even in our difficult moments. It relieves our sadness, and can give us a whale of a time.

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