I am an avid bilingual reader with a BA in Russian Literature, MA in Comparative Literature, currently doing a PhD in New Zealand Literature in the University of Auckland. Apart from studying, I work at the Central City Library part time, where since November 2016 I have been assisting Kate Middleton with the Reading Revolution programme. Our Friday reading sessions have become an absolutely amazing and highly enriching experience for me in many different ways. I was not only able to share my insights and love of fiction with the members of the group, but learned greatly from them and about them through our conversations about fictional stories, situations and characters. I would be delighted to participate in the Read to Lead training to upskill myself so I can add further value to this wonderful initiative.