This thread is to bring up the basic question about books, which is "Are books any good in real life". Yes, life without books would be ruins. How would we have engineers or doctors MBA grads so on and so forth. Books do have advantages, they keep us informed and they keep us so called educative. Books do give us a vast amount of academic knowledge, but are they any good at delivering about practical knowledge? Also there are so many books which can transform a person, for eg "How to win friends and influence people" and "Who moved my cheese". Who moved my cheese was my favorite one, it somehow change my outlook in life. So, all you avid readers, are nooks any good in life?