Some People Like to Buy Books to Read, Other People Like to Borrow Books FromLibraries or From Other People. Which Do You Prefer?
Some People Like to Buy Books to Read, Other People Like to Borrow Books From Libraries orFrom Other People. Which Do You Prefer?
I like reading books. I not only buy books but also borrow books from libraries and from otherpeople. Over the years, this has become a habit. T his habit of mine is built upon the famoussaying "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed anddigested."
Every time I go to the book store, I will buy some books like dictionaries, reference bookswhich are of pragmatic use and classical literary works which are to be chewed and digested. Unlike some people who buy books just for the purpose of filling their shelves and s howingothers how learned they are, my purpose is simple and practical — reading. Moreover, the booksI want to keep are usually too expensive and I can afford only a few volumes.
From libraries I borrow books that are to be swallowed, because, on the one hand, library booksare not allowed to keep a long time; and on the other hand, the library is a sea of books and Ithink I have to do speed-reading, that is, to swallow as many as I can.
I also borrow books from friends, especially new ar rivals. I just want to have a taste. If thetaste is good, then I will go and buy them to add to my store. If not, well, just for a taste.
In short, I don't mind wher e I can get books, but books are always my source of knowledgeand wisdom
* Buy books and bor row books
* The famous saying
· Buy books to be chewed and digested
· Borrow books to be swallowed
· Borrow books to be tasted
本文是一篇议论文。文中就买书看和借书看的问题进行议论并表达自己的观点和做法。本文段中作者就亮出自己的意见, 并在段尾引用一句名言开启下文, 阐明买书看和借书看的理由。后一段结束段呼应段开头。
“Some books are to be tasted, other s to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed anddigested.”“有些书只是品尝, 有些则快读浏览, 而少数一些书必须细品和消化。”
(be) of pragmatic use 有实用性
classical literary works 经典文学作品
for the purpose of... 为了……
fill their shelves 填满书架
learned a. 有学问的
volume n. 卷 , 册
a sea of books 书的海洋
new arrivals 新书
add to my store 增加储藏
wisdom n. 智慧