Student Reader of the Month for May

Jack  year 9

What book are you reading now?

“War and Peace”  by Tolstoy



What was the last book you read?

“The Iliad and the Odyssey” by Homer



Why do you like reading and/or why do you think reading is important?

The magic of reading is profound, it allows you to enter the realm of imagination and break free of the constraints of everyday dullness and conformity. Fantastical realms like Narnia, Oz and Wonderland have inspired and enthralled children for generations and books have provided solace and comfort during times of uncertainty and danger. Reading also allows you, for a few precious moments, to forget all of the stresses of the outside world and it gives you the power to step into a character’s shoes and experience the emotions and events that shape that character’s life. The knowledge that you will gain from reading is important enough just in itself, but its ability to transport you to a different time and place is what makes reading truly magical.




Staff Reader of the Month for May

Helen Kostiuk . . . . .Visual Arts teacher at SSC since 1980

What was the last book you read?

” An Evil Cradling” by Brian Keenan



What  are   you reading now?

“Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant”

           by Anne Tyler                   


Why do you like reading and/or why do you think reading is important?

Reading, for me, is both an escape and a way of  accessing information. I love reading novels that both   reinforce my interests as well as introduce me to new environments and ideas. Belonging to a book group for over 10 years, I have been introduced to many books that I would never have thought to pick up  on my own initiative.  Reading helps me connect with people across time and across borders. It also allows me to connect with people now in discussing our perceptions of what we have read.

And it’s wonderful to be alone, getting lost in a story . . . . . .