Friday, May 21, 2010

Reader of the Week: Ms. Croffut

I love to read historical fiction, fiction, non-fiction, biographies, satire, you name it. I love to read. Unfortunately, I cannot find enough time in a day to do all the reading I would like to, but summertime is just around the corner, and I will be up on my deck reading. I will travel to many new worlds during those moments. I will be introduced to new ways of thinking. I will laugh out loud, cry, smile, have "ah ha moments", and I will reflect. And when I run out of recommended books, I will call on my friend Kate Pankiewicz, librarian extraordinaire, and she will always have a title for me. (And she will for you, too, Shorecrest students and staff!)

I have always loved books. My parents and grandparents loved books, and I was read to from a very early age. My favorite high school English teacher had a big influence on me as well. She had us reading Shirley Jackson's, The Lottery and of course, Lord of the Flies (by William Golding), both rather depressing in my opinion, but a bit more thought provoking than “Archie” comic books.

Mr. Majorowicz recently handed me The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. He has some of his English 9 students reading it. I highly recommend this book!

If you want a get-away, a mini vacation, a respite from the humdrum, pick up a book!