The Summer Holiday Extreme Reading Photo Competition is back by popular demand!
Take a photo of yourself reading in an “extreme” place. Be as creative or imaginative as you like (without putting yourself in danger!) You could win an e-reader.
Encourage your families to join in!
Email your photos to the Library: firstname.lastname@example.org before 8th September.
If you are looking for an exciting and thought-provoking read for the summer try The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
All the new 3rd form will receive a copy of this excellent book from the Librarians. Let’s make it the Wellington Summer Read!
It’s a coming of age story of gangs in the USA, written by a 17 year old girl. It is brilliantly written, has appeal for all ages and doesn’t take long to read.
Read the book and take the brief online book quiz in September. Prizes for the House with the most readers.
You could combine it with the Extreme reading photo competition and read it in an unusual or exotic location.
Two book recommendations – I’ve finally got around to reading ‘Fahrenheit 451’ by Ray Bradbury and ‘The things they carried’ by Tim O’Brien this summer. Both books are incredible. Ray Bradbury wrote his disturbing, futuristic story in 1953. His first version of the novel took him 9 days to write and he often wrote on hired typewriters in public libraries. In his dystopian world the job of firemen is to burn books as they are forbidden, being deemed the source of all unhappiness.
‘The things they carried’ is a book of short stories linked together through the young US soldiers whose experiences shape the stories. It is a fictional account of the Vietnam war narrated by a veteran. The writing is haunting and disturbing and it has become a classic anti-war book.