A book is a one of the greatest wonders in the world. It gives us a unique chance to link up with authors who lived hundreds and thousands years ago. Thanks to books, we can talk to people who lived in different ages and countries. Through reading books we hear their voices, thoughts and feelings. Books are the surest way to bring nations together. They give us an insight not only into the past, but also into the future. A book is faithful and undemanding friend: it can be put aside and taken up again at any moment.
Russians are reading nation. It is impossible to imagine our life without newspapers. And if books stirred my imagination, expanded the boundaries of the familiar world and filled my life with great expectations of joy and happiness, I like to read newspapers more. Most of all I enjoy local newspapers, such as "Teleweek". Still I love free newspapers, papers for teenagers, for sports fans and magazines about computer technologies. I think that good literature always expresses the author's position. And no real art can be achieved without the truth of life.
What about United Kingdom children and US teenagers? What do they read? I think these are popular newspapers containing many photographs, mostly dealing with private life of famous people. Popular papers contain also entertaining features and sport reviews. My foreign friend can read books by Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Edgar A. Poe, Ray Bradbury and such great Russian poets as Pushkin and Lermontov.