World Book Day or International Day of the Book or World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated all across the globe on April 23. The day creates awareness around the good habit of reading and also draws attention to book publishing and copyright. She talks about books that have influenced and inspired her to live a better life. Shelly Sharma is a self-confessed book lover. She also shares her opinion on how the practice of reading books has been abandoned by many in today’s world of mobile phones and the internet. “I do believe that something very magical can happen when you read a good book. It is one of the most marvelous adventures a person can have. In this day and age, sadly many people don’t really prefer reading hard copies of books or even books in general. There are very few people who actually show interest in reading.
People are glued to their phones and are more directed toward social media and the virtual world rather than spending time on the beauty and intricacy of a beautiful fiction or non-fiction filled with magic of words,” she says. Shelly Sharma that times have changed and people definitely have their own choices and opinions. However, she reiterates that reading is magical and therefore nobody should miss it.“If not hard copies, we have the option of online books too. Trust me, it is an amazing feeling to get lost into the author’s imaginary world and see things from their perspective. Books broaden our mindsets and make us feel new things that we probably didn’t even know we could feel,” she adds.
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