Despite the increase in TV watching and the developing of World Wide Web,
reading is still very important. So I don't think books need to be rescued. Reading both entertains and educates people. Books help us to discover new things and explore new ideas.
A book is one of the greatest wonders in the world. It gives a unique chance to link up with authors who lived hundreds and thousands years ago. Thanks to books we can talk to people who lived in different ages and countries. Through reading books we hear their voices, thoughts and feelings. Books can tell us a lot about arts and fashion. From them we can learn about the rest of the world. The book is the surest way to bring nations together. It gives us an insight not only into the past, but also into the future.
The book is a faithful and undemanding friend: it can be put aside and taken up
again at any moment. Reading is the perfect way to relax and spend your free time. Books portray life in its richness, so they develop reader's imagination and arouse curiosity, admiration. Sometimes they even can help to solve difficult problems of life.
I become very keen on literature early in life. This probably happened because we had a very good and widely read library in home. Books stirred my imagination, expanded the boundaries of the familiar world and filled my life with great expectations of joy and happiness. Since childhood I have been enchanted by A. Volkov and his "Magician of the Emerald City" and itssequels. I also was delighted with Pushkin's fairytales. Later my heart was won by Chehov, Russian writer, and J. Ronie, French author who wrote a lot of adventure novels about ancient times. Luckily this world is rich in remarkable authors.
I'm fond of reading and I've read a lot of books of different genres. And certainly I have my favorite book. It is the story by Agatha Christie - "The murder of Roger Ackroyd". Agatha Christie was born in 1890. She is the famous English detective writer, and almost everyone knows her as creator of Miss Marple and Hercules Poirot.This book was written in 1926. Some critics say that Agatha Christie introduced a novelty in this work, because the murder is a storyteller. In the "The murder of Roger Ackroyd" the main characters and environment are typical for 1920th in England. The action takes place in a country house. The authors shows us it's owner with his habits, relatives and neighbors. All this is presented vividly and brightly. One of the main heroes of the book Hercules Poirot gets over a lot of problems before catching a murder.
Excitement, suspense, horror, revenge, and extraordinary talent, astounding
calmness of Hercules Poirot fill this book. "The murder of Roger Ackroyd" has made a great impression on me. And nowadays it makes really unforgettable impressive reading.