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My Favourite Books Essays

So, what can be said about books? Ah, books... Unfortunately, there are not enough young people who like to read in England. It seems like an unpopular hobby; something that isn’t ‘cool’. I firmly disagree with this. Books have the ability to take you to another world, to stimulate your imagination and transport you to places you’ve never been before. Books can be long, short, big or small. Books can have a mixture of pictures and hundreds upon hundreds of words. Books can be exciting, scary, thrilling and confusing. But, above all, books can be interesting.

So, what’s your favourite book? Actually, that’s a silly question. How daft of me. How can you only have one favourite book in the whole world? For me... a favourite series has to be the Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling. I don’t have a favourite book out of the seven, but I do have preferences as to which I most enjoy reading. My favourite book is the third one. I’m not completely sure why; I suppose it’s because in this book Harry finally feels like he has a true family. My least favourite book is probably one of the latter ones, either the sixth or seventh book. Both of these books, to me, feel like they don’t have the same ‘magic’ as the previous ones.

Another of my favourite series is His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. This trilogy is all about the adventures of a young girl called Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon. It is filled with adventure, despair, intrigue and suspense; this is one of the main reasons why it appeals to me so much. There is such a variety of subjects and stories that the books were very difficult to put down when I first read them. They still are to this day in fact.

Here’s a small selection of my favourite books:

  • The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings
  • The Wind on Fire Trilogy
  • The Dark Tower Series
  • The Twilight Series
  • Artemis Fowl
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
  • 1984
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy
  • The Da Vinci Code + books by Dan Brown

Note from editor: The series on this list are the blogger's personal selection.

My Favorite Book

Reading books is my pastime. Books are my never-falling friends. When I am out of tune with myself, I take recourse to reading books by great writers and masterminds. I have read a number of books. Some books leave a profound influence upon our minds. The book which has appealed to me the most is “My Experiments With Truth”, written by Mahatma Gandhi. It throws a flood of light on his personality and thought. It is ideas and thoughts that have moved the world. This book centers round two things: Gandhiji’s patriotism and his struggle for India’s freedom. He fought against injustice and inequality with the weapons of truth and non-violence. The book brings out how Gandhiji awakened the sleeping Indians with his moral force and aroused in them a love for liberty. The book also points out Gandhiji’s own weaknesses. To him, God was truth and truth was God. He never tried to conceal anything about his life. He believed that politics should be tempered with morality. I like this book because it has proved a turning point in my life. I have learnt a lot from this great book. It remains one of the most precious treasures of mankind. It makes a very good reading. Every sentence of this book has a touch of sincerity. It is written in a simple but effective style. It is worth reading.

Essay No. 2

My Favorite Book

A book has a great power to make us good or bad. A good books may be very useful for us while a bad book may do great harm to us. It is very easy to read books but it is difficult to select a book for reading purpose. A book gives us company. A book increases our knowledge. It improves us mentally and spiritually. So a great care is needed in selecting a good book.  The matter of the book affects the mid while reading the  book.

I have read many books. If we gain nothing after reading the cheap type of book, it means we have wasted our time in reading useless book. It is only passing the time with no benefit. I have read Ramayana written by Tulsidas. I liked it most, still I like it and it would be liked by me in future also. It influenced me most. This is my favourite book. I love it most. The book has many charms   of its own. It is more interesting than a novel. It is more philosophic than any book on philosophy.  It is a complete moral code. Hence, it has influenced me most. It contains the life story of Rama who is thought to be an incarnation of God. Hence it is a religious book which helps us to make us good an pious.

The book is full of ideals. It presents every situation of life. from the examples given in this book, we learn how we should behave with our parents, brothers, sisters, friends, enemies, teachers, learned persons, strangers, husbands, wives , sons and even the low caste people. It teaches us to be brave and sons and even the low caste people. It teaches us to be brave and cheerful in all circumstances. Thus, we may call it the best book for character- building in the world.

Rama was the son of King Dashrath of Ayodhya. He was  a wonderful man. To obey the orders of his father, he went into exile for 14 years. His wife Sita, and brother Lakshman went with him. Ravana the King of Lanka stole away Sita. Lord Rama invaded Lanka and defeated Ravana. He got his wife back. Rama protected Rishis and killed demons. Sita as an ideal wife, was the follower of Rama in all his joys and sorrows. Rama’s father Dashrath, died of grief without Rama but kept his word. Rama obeyed his father’s wish and brother, Lakshman went with him to serve him with heart and soul. Bharat too did not accept crown but ruled over Ayodhya as Rama’s Steward.

Ram loved the people and the people respected him. He treated the low caste boatman as his own brother. In the forest of Chitra Koot, he treated the Bhils as his own men. He became a true protector of all sages in trouble. His friendship with Sugriva is an example for us. Hanuman proved his true follower. Site lived the life of purity and devotion in Lanka.

Thus we see that victory comes to the good people. The wicked people suffer in the end. Ramayana gives us Consolation when we are in trouble.  

Essay No. 3

My Favorite Book

Books are the best food for our mind. They give us a peculiar joy and we forget all the cares and worries of life. the serious books are intended for sober and thoughtful  minds. They mold our thought and give us a proper direction. They are the best guides and philosophers. I  an myself greatly influenced by Bhagwad Gita, the greatest book which India has produced so far. It has no rival. It teaches us the secrets of ideal life and duty.

Bhagawad Gita tells us that we should do our duty at all times whatever  the duty is at the moment and forget everything else. When we do our duty, we should not look for any kind of reward. When our duty is done properly, it is its own reward. We should not do anything for our profits and we should not be afraid of losses. Whatever we do, it should be done out of a high sense of duty.

In order to do our duties properly, Bhagawad Gita tells us, we should rise above the pains of opposites. Neither could nor heat should disturbed us. We should not care for gains and losses, pleasures and pains. We should keep our minds steady like a flame in a hurricane lamp which is not disturbed by the wind outside.

Bhagawad Gita embodies a message for Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the battle of Mahabharata, Arjuna was unwilling to fight because he would not like to kill his kith and kin. But Lord Krishna told him that was his duty at the moment  because they were responsible for much evil in the world. Besides, the people whom he was to kill were already killed by God. He was only to lift his sword and they would fall. He was not the killer. True killer was God. The time for the death  of Kurus had come. He was only an agent of the will go God.

Bhagawad Gita  does not tell us to renounce the world for Godly pursuits but instructs to be more active in the worldly affairs but not be involved himself in the love of this world. The life here is all temporary and as such being attached to the world is the biggest blunder. We have to live this life temporarily and prepare for a larger life beyond this world. Love of the people is the actual love of God is what Bhagawad Gita teaches.

 

May 24, 2016evirtualguru_ajaygourEnglish (Sr. Secondary), Languages22 CommentsEnglish 10, English 12, English Essay Class 10 & 12, English Essay Graduation, English Speech, Short Paragraph

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