Meeting Update

The Powerful Women Readers met March 31st at Hope Village in Friendswood.  The food was wonderful, and the conversation was lively.  Attendance was sparse, but the quality time and fellowship was extraordinary.

We agreed that weekdays were not an optimal time to meet, and that the next get-together will be at Rae’s on a Sunday afternoon in late June or early July.

The selected/recommended list of books for this third quarter will be the suggestions made for  last quarter plus two more novels from Stephanie Kallos (listed for Language Arts:A Novel last quarter) Broken for You , her debut novel, and Sing Them Home.  Also we added a new category, non-fiction (as differentiated from Autobiographies/Biographies/Memoir.  The first book selected for this category was The Art of Grace by Sarah L. Kaufman.


Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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