Sunday (Evening) Post

I follow a blogger who has a Sunday Post feature that is simply delightful and engaging, so I am posting my Sunday (evening) Post here:

What I am reading: DARING GREATLY by Brene Brown.  This was recommended to me by a friend and is all and more than she said it was.  It deals with vulnerability, shame, and expectations we have from others and from ourselves.  It is giving me a lot to think about and is very helpful to the pleaser and appeaser in me. At the same time, I have a novel going, BEHOLD THE DREAMERS by Imbolo Mbue .  It is a wonderful immigrants -in- America- story with “heart” and characters that will steal your heart.

What I have finished: THE AFTER PARTY (See today’s previous post). THE PASSENGER by Patrick Davis whose ending is so fast, so twisty-turny that I dare anyone to turn out the light until he/she reaches the end. It is a 1999 novel that turned up in a donation box for my Little Free Library which my husband confiscated to read and then he said, “You’ve got to read this!”  I’m glad I did!

What I’ve seen: This evening we saw Sully at the local theater.  It is well worth seeing, but be prepared to tear up if not get down right emotional, and to relive the self-doubt and fatigue Sully experienced which was not covered by the newspapers but was in his book on which the film was based.  Clint Eastwood is the director, and Tom Hanks played Sully, both magnificent accomplishments. Earlier today I finished I Love You Already on my laptop and although sad, very sad, it was a lovely picture.  Saturday I watched My Name is Kahn, and my only question was, how did I miss this one?

What I am watching:  The first episode of the new season of The Big Bang and the new The Good Place.  Big Bang is a staple, and I am reserving judgment on The Good Place until I have seen another episode. What I am eager to watch: The 1st episode of the new series, Designated Survivor.

That’s my past week, and I am looking forward to some really good watching, reading, and good things coming this new week.

 

 

 

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Author: Rae Longest

This year, I will have been a member of AAUW (American Association of University Women) for fifty years, a life time member (which means my fellow AAUW members will begin to pay my annual dues. (ha ha) In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015 and went on from there (See "Introduction",first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I am currently teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This makes my 27th year there after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

4 thoughts on “Sunday (Evening) Post”

  1. I second linking your post up — it is a great way to socialize. I really enjoyed your review on The Passenger. The plot is very intense and seems like like something my dad would like — I’ll have to pass on your recommendation. Sully is a movie that has been on my radar but want to read the book first. I’m glad to hear you liked it even if the movie was a tear-jerker.

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