Books are friends
Many people don't realize the importance of the books. They think that reading extra books is the wastage of time but they don't know that what is value of books in our life even if they are not related to us.
I myself thought the same thing but now that i have developed the habit of reading books i have felt a big change in the style of my writing. I don't need the thesaurus any more because i now know how to use one word in a place of other word.
If you find difficult find the books of your age then visit Shelfari and all your problems will be solved.
And why only shelfari, if we have any difficulty in finding books for our age, we have this very blog ,where people are writing about there reading experiences.