Libraries play an important part in the cultural
development of a country. People have a desire to learn, they seek knowledge.
Books satisfy this desire.
We can find all kinds of books in the libraries:
novels, biographies, fiction, short stories, books on traveling, technical
books, books for children, magazines and so on. In some libraries we can find
books in many foreign languages.
When a reader comes to a library for the first time he
fills in his library card and the librarian helps him to choose something to
read. The reader is allowed to borrow books for a certain number of days. The
catalogues help the reader to find the books he needs. Reading rooms are open
to all who wish to work there. Besides books we can get periodicals, newspaper
files and magazines to read there. Readers come to reading- rooms to study and
prepare material for the repOrts or for the scientific work. Sometimes
libraries are called the treasure house of information because books enrich our
experience with that of the other people.
I enjoy books of different genres: adventure and
detective stories, science fiction and fantasies. I would like to tell you
about my favorite book – Harry Potter.
It is one of the most amusing book I‘ve read during
the last few years. I am sure that everybody agree with me that this is the
most enjoyable, entertaining and fascinating book which is read with great
interest by children and adults as well.
I think this novel is very popular among children
because it consists of several parts. In each part HP, the main character of
the novel, becomes older and older and the young reader is growing up with him
reading the book chapter by chapter. In fact HP is the boy of our age.
This is the story of ordinary children having
The life of the author has much in common with the
life of her hero – It was not always easy. J.Rowling was born on the 31 of July
a small town near Bristol, England. This the same date of birthday as HP has.
After divorce she lived on a public assistance in a
tiny Edinburgh flat with her infant daughter. Then she wrote first book named
“HP and Philosopher’s stone” and it was HP that rescued her from poverty. The
first book was the hit for both - children and adult readers.
The Scottish Art Council gave her a grant to finish
the book. HP won the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year and many
other prizes on both sides of the Atlantic. Book rights were sold to England,
France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Holland, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Sweden,
Russia and many other countries of Europe.
J.Rowling is the novelist whose science fiction
fantasy HP series originally intended for young readers has crossed
generational boundaries and has many adult fans
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