Tuesday Teaser

The game is played by opening what you are currently reading and copying two sentences(or a paragraph) and sending it as a comment to PWR.  NO SPOILERS PLEASE.

Here is my Tuesday Teaser from Ali Smith’s How to Be Both.  There are no chapters, no paragraphs, no sections or headings.  In that respect, it is a unique book. Right now, we are in Renaissance Italy with a talented young fresco painter who is a girl disguised as a boy, and who has been hired to paint a section of a mural.

“…there had been murmurings among the assistants and workshop painters that they were being refused money precisely cause I hadn’t signed, hadn’t asked for more, with them the names they had asked before… (she had been asked to sign a petition asking for more money for the artists’ assistants group) …We need to be paid.  And the more of us asking the better.”




Author: Rae Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. 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. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (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 28th 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.

6 thoughts on “Tuesday Teaser”

  1. I’m assuming that this is a historical adventure? It sounds fascinating – women dressed up and passed themselves off as boys/young men far more frequently than might be thought… Are you enjoying this one, Rae?

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  2. I love stories about girls/women dressing as boys/men to do something only the males are allowed to do. This sounds intriguing. I wonder why she didn’t sign–afraid of the attention and being exposed? Interesting! Thank you for sharing.

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