Sunday Evening Post

This should be the end of an almost month long confinement with plantar fasciitis, for I must return to school this coming Wednesday, and I plan to give a Birthday coffee for a friend turning 83 as well as attend the Third Tuesday Book Club on Tuesday. Monday will be the last day of taking it easy, and probably next week will not be as generous with the amount of reading time offered.

That said, here is what I finished last week: Chasing Vermeer a middle school mystery by Blue Balliett which I listened to on an audio book from the library; Freeks, a YA paranormal romance (I didn’t know such a genre existed!) which I bought in hardback after reading a review of it on Brainfluff; and Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, which I read so much ABOUT, I thought I had read it, but I was wrong.

Here is what I am continuing to read:  The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahata, and The big, fat Sunday edition of today’s Houston Chronicle.  Reading the Sunday paper on Sunday afternoon is one thing I do each week for pleasure.

Started this week: A nice “escape read” that was left anonymously at my back door (along with donations to my Little Free Library) that had the word “Good” written on the price label entitled The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery; and a Kindle version of Who Said I Was Up For Adoption by Colin Chappell, whose blog I follow faithfully.

Temporarily Parked:  Racing in the Rain, written also from the dog’s point of view.  I am sure I will have to re-read a considerable portion of this Garth Stein paperback, but the excellent writing will make this a pleasure, not a chore.

Watched:  A terrific movie Guardians of the Galaxy which had me yelling at the TV  because it was so exciting…and the soundtrack! The Valentine’s episode of “Speechless” was well done, as was another twisty-turny episode of “Bull”.  I am one episode short of being up to date on my favorite TV soap-opera, Gray’s anatomy, and I began the series on young queen Victoria on PBS, Victoria, as well as watched a PBS documentary on the cousins: Victoria, Alexander, Tzar of Russia and Frederick Wilheim  of Germany.  It gave a whole new slant to the causes of WWI and the relationships and alliances made during that war, totally fascinating. I also watched the “Today Show” on NBC every morning this past week.

I feel so totally up-to-date on TV viewing and have made a dent in my TBR list as well.  It has been a good week.


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."

3 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Post”

  1. I’m delighted that your convalescence wasn’t too dreary – though watching the likes of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is bound to put a grin on your face:). And it sounds as though you have managed to read a wonderful variety of books as ever, many thanks for sharing your impressions of them, Rae. Here’s hoping you are back on your feet – literally – and that you aren’t tempted to do too much *she said in her best ‘no nagging’ voice*. Take care, my friendx

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