A little filler on the joy of reading

I am busy appraising the various novel writing software out there at the moment and a post detailing this will follow.  But.  I thought that I would include an item that I wrote for my school newsletter on reading for pleasure.  I am an English teacher and this is something that is close to my heart. I would welcome thoughts and feedback. See below:

Item for School Newsletter:


Reading Makes You Happy

Reading makes you happy; reading makes you a better person; reading gives you a greater understanding of the world around you. What’s more, reading makes you more intelligent which means that you will find school an easier and better experience.

Now you may not think that you need to be a better person, you may not even care about the world around you, but surely you want to be happier.

Well, follow this item in the newsletter every half term and it will help you on the path to happiness.

To help to spread the happiness, I am going to write a regular piece for the school newsletter on the pleasure of reading. Every week I will write about a book that has been recommended by either staff or students.

So for those of you out there who don’t like reading, get ready: your world is about to change in a big, big way.

I thought that for this letter we can start with something a bit different: From now on for those reluctant readers out there, the English department will have a supply of classic Marvel comics. The written word accompanied by brilliant and vivid illustrations is a great way to start or continue your reading adventure.