Reading is important to me for so very many reasons. Reading has been the way that languages have been opened for me. Reading is the way that I grew to love Shakespeare and then later became an English and Theatre Major. Reading and writing are the ways that I fell in love with school and education and became a lifelong learner. Reading is the way that I bond with my friends over book club and share ideas about life, politics, history, etc. Reading is not simply a necessity, but a skill that changes your entire life. For this reason I hope that the students at Lord Lansdowne can grow to love reading with their new books and slowly see how it changes their entire lives.