I LOVE books. Nearly every book I've ever picked up has given me something of value, even the ones I hated on sight and didn't finish. Books are words and pictures and interpretations of someone else's understanding of the universe. Another point of view which, whether I agree with it or not, leads me to a greater understanding of my own.
Often it's the soul with which I vehemently disagree that enlightens me the most. To agree is to ratify my own thinking - to object is to stretch my awareness.