I Believe that Book are a Gateway to a different World

Jared - Brazoria, Texas
Entered on March 15, 2009
Age Group: Under 18

I believe that a book is a gateway to a whole different world, a key to your imagination, and a friend that even if it turns its back on you it is still your friend. A book to me is like a window, a window to the outside. When I open a new book to read, I am opening that window to see what is outside. The feeling that I get from opening that book is like when its raining and then when it stops and you get to go outside to play in the water. It is a fun and exciting time. A time for a new adventure.

Imagine there is a door in front of you. What does it look like? Where does it lead? Is it locked? For me that door looks like a book, it leads to my imagination. Guess what the key is to unlock it? It is a book that I have not yet read or a book that I have read but I will never forget about. Edmond Burke once said, “To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” I think this means when you read a book that after you finish it you should not just put it down and forget about it, but you should think about it and savor the memory of reading it. When I read a book I am always thinking of what is going to happen and what has already happened, and when I stop or finish reading the book I cannot stop thinking about it for a long time.

When you climb through a window or go through a door you can go to any place or time. You can escape to another world. If you are having a bad day you can escape that world and go into another world in a book. A book can make you happy. A book can make you sad. A book can quench your thirst for knowledge yet make you want to learn more.

Books can be fact, fiction, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi, fun, informative, past, future, or present. I prefer fiction, fantasy, mystery and sci-fi. Books can give you so much. Just pick one up and just give it a try.