Books play an important role in our life. Books are our friends in the real sense. They demand nothing from us. We also learn a lot from them. They take us into a different world of imagination. They inspire our intellectual taste and make our outlook broader. They console us when we are depressed. Actually, they pull us out of ignorance and add to our knowledge. Books enrich our intellect. We may have to suffer if we read bad books. They develop in us bad habits. They mislead and misguide. Bad books ruin our intellect. They spoil our interest in reading good and serious books. We must avoid reading such bad and cheap books because they waste our time and energy. We must select the books carefully. We should read only good books. Thus, a good book is our true friend.