With the online reading gaining its popularity, do you think it is necessary for libraries to exist?
Although there are more and more people downloading e-books, I still think library is the best place for reading. To me, reading is a private communication experience, which requires a tranquil environment so as to concentrate. In the library, keeping quiet is a generally followed discipline. Surrounded by people focusing on their own reading, your mind will naturally quiet down, feeling a sense of peace and well-being, and you’ll find yourself irresistible to joining in the reading, as if it is some kind of solemn ceremony, with the full respect to the knowledge. And this attitude towards reading and knowledge is the most appropriate one. That’s why I think it is better to read books in the library than online.
1\. tranquil ：宁静的（Something that is tranquil is calm and peaceful.）
2\. discipline: 纪律 (Disipline is the practice of making people obey rules or standards of behaviour, and punishing them when they do not.)
3\. irresistible: 无法抑制的 (If you describe something such as a desire or force as irresistible, you mean that it is so powerful that it makes you act in a certain way, and there is nothing you can do to prevent this.)
4\. reflective：沉思的（If you are reflective, you are thinking deeply about something.）