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What if books could talk?

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When there’s a social problem or a political crisis, books can often offer solutions. They can also make the problem worse rather than better by making it more difficult for others to understand what’s going on. That’s the theory, at least, at least. But when it comes to booking intervention, there are some concerns we need to ask ourselves more than ever before: What if these books can help us?

Wrong answer? No way! Books are simply one of the most powerful and versatile words in human speech — we use them for thousands of different purposes. When handled properly, however, a book can impact people’s lives. So what if they could talk? That’s the million-dollar question we need to ask ourselves first and how much we should listen to them.

Books can be very persuasive. And they have a lot to say, primarily when written by authors who have been through it all. Therefore we tend to read books that make us feel better. But if books could have a tangible impact on our behaviour, perhaps we need to consider that they could be doing more than just making us feel better. 

How would this affect our decision-making?

Imagine asking questions to books and getting answers from them — and then using that knowledge to make decisions. This world would be much different than the one we live in now, where you must rely on both your knowledge and experience, as well as the advice of people who know more about something than you do — but who don’t have all the facts about how those things work together. In this world, books can speak, but they can only speak from their perspective, which is often different from yours.

If a book can write itself and has no creator or editor, how do we know which ones are good and aren’t? If someone writes something that makes sense but doesn’t seem right, how do we know if it’s just the way they write or something else? How do we know that the book is not trying to trick us into doing something wrong for us?

For a book to make us think, it must be able to give us information about things that we don’t already know. 

A book can only answer questions that are asked of it. It can’t tell you anything about things that are not asked of it. If you ask it about something like “how many people were on the Titanic” or “how many people died during World War I,” then the answers it gives you will be pretty limited.

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What Can a Book Talk About? 

A book can talk about anything that is not a question. Books can’t talk about bad things for us or things that we don’t want to know. If a book tries to tell you something terrible, it’s wrong, and you should throw it away.

To be valid, a book must also be able to answer questions that are asked of it in a way that makes sense. The answers it gives you must be accurate in the same way as your questions.

For example, if you ask the book how to do something, you want the answers to be accurate. If it says “jump off a cliff,” it should jump off a cliff. If it tells you that jumping off a cliff is wrong, you should not jump off a cliff.

Does a Book Have Any Rules?

A book can’t just say whatever it wants to say and have people believe everything in it. It has to have rules that tell what is good and evil, so people will know when the book is tricking them. The best books have rules that are easy for us to understand and follow, so we know whether or not they are fooling us.

The rules in any given book may not be stringent, but they should be easy enough for most people to understand and follow. If your teacher tells you “always do your homework,” this rule doesn’t mean much because no one knows what homework should look like or how long homework takes.

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The benefits of books being able to talk?

Books can help you understand things that are hard to explain in words

When a person tries to explain something, they usually have trouble clarifying it. A book can show you illustrations and help you understand what you don’t understand using words and pictures. The book will also tell you more about the subject than just one picture or one word can tell you.

-Books can teach people about new things without them having to learn them from scratch themselves.

A professor teachs people how to do new things by showing them how they work and how they were made. But sometimes, it’s hard for teachers to learn what they need to know themselves, especially if they don’t have much experience with their subject matter. When teachers have books that can talk, students don’t have this problem because the teacher can ask questions and directly get the answers from the book instead of going through all that learning on his own first!

Books can tell you about people and things that you don’t know about

A book can tell you about people and things that you might not have known existed before, or it can give you information about things that are happening now but haven’t happened yet. Books are great for keeping track of important events in history because they have pictures, dates, and other information to help people track what’s going on in the world.

What kind of voice would these books have?

If books could talk, they would probably sound like people who read them. But they can’t. voiceWe could use a funny voice, use a deep voice, or use a little girl’s or boy’s voice. So we have to make up our voice for the book, so it can tell us what it’s about.

We can change the voices of books whenever we want by putting different kinds of words into them. We can put in words that mean different things and put in different kinds of sentences and make the book talk like a person who is telling us something about something that happened to someone else . . . or like someone talking about the weather!

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What does it mean when a book talks to you? 

I know it sounds like a silly question, but it’s not. They can tell us about people who lived long ago and long ago people who lived in the future. They can tell us what happened to someone else who is like us, and they can tell us about how something works and how we can make things ourselves, like a book telling you how to build your own house or boat or airplane.

We might not always understand the book talking to us, but that doesn’t matter. We listen anyway because we want to know what the book is trying to tell us . . . even if it’s something we don’t understand. It might be necessary!

And if we don’t understand it, then maybe one day we will be able to understand it when someone else tells it to us in another way, so we will know what’s happening in the story now that the author has told it another way . . . or maybe not! Maybe one day there will be books for all kinds of different things for all kinds of people just like there are books for all kinds of different animals and plants and places on earth!

What would a conversation with a book be like?  

What if our books could read and talk back? What would they say? Would they be innovative? Would they be funny? Would they be rude or nice?

I bet our books would say what we thought about them! We’d write lots of good things and maybe some bad things in our books. But I bet we’d think the good things were more important. And I bet we’d try to make our books think the same way about us.

Would our books act like people sometimes do when we’re talking to them at home, and look at us like we’re crazy for talking about something that’s not happening but just in our heads? 

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If books can talk, they will help you rectify errors in sentences! 

They would help you edit your writing, and they would be sincere! They’d tell you when a sentence was missing a subject or a verb or when it was too long. They’d tell you when a sentence didn’t make sense.

They would be your friends, and you could ask them questions about writing. And they could answer your questions! And then you wouldn’t have to write a book all by yourself . . . because somebody else would do it for you.

Conclusion

Books Are Smart! If books could be read and talked back, they’d be fascinating. They’d ask us any questions, and they might even tell us what they thought about certain things. I bet our books would ask us many questions about ourselves, like how we’re doing in school or what kind of day we had at school.

I bet our books would say things like, “You know this book is about a boy named Harry Potter who learns about magic.” Or “This book is about a boy named Harry Potter who goes on an adventure with his friends.” Or “This book is about a girl named Hermione Granger who gets stuck in the bathroom.” Or “This book is about two boys named James Potter and Sirius Black who get caught by the dark wizard Lord Voldemort!”

 

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