TUESDAY TEASERS

Take what you are reading now (or one of the books you are reading now, if you’re like me), and put your finger randomly on any page you have read (or where you’re starting to pick up reading).  Copy two sentences as a teaser and give the title and author.  I’ll bet you’ll find some books for your TBR (To be Read) list in the comments. Here’s my teaser from James Lee Burke’s Wayfaring Stranger, the first book in his Holland family trilogy and some of the best writing I’ve enjoyed lately:

“My father.  He wants to get out his twenty-gauge and make a squirrel -and- robin stew and shell pecans and make a pie. It’s funny how old people retreat into the past, like it can bring back their youth. I think this might be his last Christmas.”

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."

4 thoughts on “TUESDAY TEASERS”

  1. That’s a lively and wrenching extract… As I grow older I realise ever more keenly just how our perspective changes as we move through our lives. This sounds like an enjoyable read, Rae and I look forward to hearing how you get on with it. Thank you for dropping in earlier:).

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  2. What a wonderful line!
    Here’s mine, from Four Arthurian Romances by Chretien de Troyes, specifically Erec et Enide, “Hands off my bridle, vassal! I consider you proud and impudent!” The line is spoken by Erec, who is high among Arthur’s knights. These romances are from the tales of King Arthur, but they are re-written to suit France in another century. I am no expert in the field.

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