Books are a great blessing. They are useful to us in many ways. They are our best friends. When we are in trouble, books stand by us and give us the right advice. Books console us in our sorrows. We never feel alone in the company of books. Books are written by experienced persons who are wise and who have matured minds. They are, therefore, our best guides and philosophers, when we are in some confusion. Books give us inspiration to do great things. They fill our minds with noble thoughts. They improve our minds and awaken our souls. But bad books poison our minds. We should therefore select and read good books only.