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Books Can Change Your Life Reading can have a restorative effect on your soul and personality. Fellow bibliographers will understand that. Sharing a bond with other nerds will make you appreciate the shared interest of reading, because it can change your life, as it did all those years ago, when you started reading. Whether it was a distraction from the menial boring tasks of your life or a result of a habit instilled in you by your parents. It doesn’t matter what or who introduced you to books, if you have books in your life there is a huge chance that they have transformed you or your life in some way. Don Marquis’s ‘Archy and Mehitabel’ poems inspired you when you were feeling down and were willing to give up on your dreams and were afraid of being rejected by your peers. Patrick Gale’s “Notes from an Exhibition” taught you to be fearless in the face of rejection and be stubborn when it comes to pursuing your dreams. We pass through several transformative periods while we read, and whether you read Jane Austen or Truman Capote, some part of you will be affected by the profound message or story of the novels. Books speak with your brain and some can speak directly to your soul, emotions, feelings and intellect. Some can make your life seem inconse- quential and some can make you question your beliefs and what you held true all your life. They have the power to change the way you feel about things. The tales of self-discovery can help you listen closely to your heart, and to follow your dreams in face of opposition. Acting brave to enrich your soul with creativity and to change your entire life by coaxing the mindful and spiritu- al side of you will bring about a dynamic change in your life. Books can teach you to believe in things and no, we are not talking about believing in a deity or God, but anything whether it is nature or simply your own strength. Books can help you evaluate the nature of psychology and give you precious insights on complex human emotions and attributes as well as spiritual development that will move you forward towards the path of self-actualization and self-realization. Books will make you realize when you are really happy, and teach you to enhance those happy vibes to channel positive energy into your lives. Whether it’s Life of Pi by Yann Martel or The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, every book can change you for the better and transform you into the best version of yourself, elevating you to your higher self. 14