I’m sitting here in the Atlas library adding titles to our ever-expanding online catalogue:


As you can see we have titles for next year’s Cambridge exams so anyone interested can get stuck in early.

Students around me have their heads buried in other worlds – with occasional trips to trusty (monolingual) dictionaries for supplies.  I can see Harry Potter in the corner, and Dracula a bit behind me, dangerously close in fact.

Everyone knows that reading can help improve our vocabulary and grammar, but most of all, it can interest and entertain us.

Our library caters to all levels and tastes from sports fans to horror freaks or those devoted to the divine Ms Jane Austen.

There are some good websites too, like Penguin’s, which offers sample extracts with audio recordings to read along to.  This month features Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn.  As Ernest Hemingway said, all American fiction comes from Huckleberry Finn, so not a bad place to start:



Have a look and let us know what you think.