Sunday (Evening) Post

What I just finished: Daring Greatly by Bene’ Brown–perhaps the best self-help book I’ve ever encountered

What I’m still reading: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue–a story of immigrants in America, a story of happy times and scary times

What I’ve started: The True American (Murder and Mystery in Texas) by Anand Giridharadas–required reading for a friend’s history class.  I am reading his copy which means it’s loaded with teaching notes, margin-marked insights and explanations of terms I don’t have to look up in a dictionary

What I’m going to read next: Three cozy mysteries a book buddy read then sent to me

What I want to see: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children–I have read the first three books, and I will go realizing the movie is adapted from or based on the novel(s)

This has been a great week, and the new one, starting tonight promises a fine week as well.

Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 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."

2 thoughts on “Sunday (Evening) Post”

  1. I’m so glad I’ve tracked down your blog! I tried the link WordPress gave me, but that was a complete deadend. So thank you for this link:). I have read your teaching record with awe – quite right that the rest of your colleagues get to pay your dues… I’ll be very interested to hear what you make of the film of ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’. I passed on the Netgalley arc, under the impression it was a horror novel involving children – a genre I avoid like the plague – and now need to play catchup.

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    1. Thanks for your personalized comment, and thanks for following my blog. If you’ll scroll down to the beginning, you’ll see how this on-line group got resurrected from an old reading group spin off of AAUW (American Association of University Women), and a couple of posts up from there is a loooong (It’s not as long as it looks, I wrote it on a friend’s phone) post about our efforts to put up our Little Free Libraries and promote literacy in Alvin. You might recognize the name Debbie Nance from Readerbuzz. She’s the one that got me into “all of this–the LFL and the blogging world. It’s the nicest thing anyone’s ever done for me!


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