Everyday we read a lot actively or passively, and the uncontroversial fact is that reading has already entered into our life and played a crucial role. But on earth what is the major purpose of reading? For a promising prospect and high salary after graduation? For gaining knowledge and widening our horizon? For molding our temperament and enlightening our mind? Or just for relaxing ourselves and releasing ourselves from nervousness? As far as Bacon was concerned, reading makes a full man, which is also my standpoint. Reading provides us the possibility of opening ourselves up to a magical world, which helps us to become perfect. Histories make men wise, poets witty, the mathematics subtle, natural philosophy deep, moral grave, logic and rhetoric able to contend. So if you are considered to be lack of wisdom, history will teach you how to think and heighten your ability of analyzing and solving problems. If you always feel yourself stay in a confused state, philosophy will illuminate the path in front of you. If you hope your life is suffused with romance and passion, read poets please. Shakespeare, Byron and Shelley will put color on your life. Reading is also exerting an invisible and formative influence on our character. Accumulated over a long period, the habit will lead us to a full man. Confronted with an intractable issue, you can resort to books, such as , which inherits the wits of ancient China. Outraged by the obnoxious things, you can turn to books for help. Reading will extricate you out of the anger. At this time, classical novels are the good choices, such as and . In a word, books are the crystals of all intelligence. Reading not only enables us to make a conversation with all the giants, but also lets us to think profoundly by standing on their shoulders. Reading offers us a marvelous word, comfort our soul and improve our capability, and hence all these impacts together will make a full man.