TUESDAY TEASER

The object of the “game” is to open what you are currently reading and copy a couple of sentences to “tease” someone else into wanting to read it. No spoilers please. If you decide to participate on your own blog, leave your “address” in the comments, or consider typing in your whole teaser into the section.Be sure to mention the title and author of the book.  The more who participate, the more fun.  Thanks to Brainfluff which is promoting this “game”/meme for the Purple Booker, the host. Check out both of their teasers, and I predict your To Be Read list will grow.

Here is my teaser from today from a book I have chosen to read to add to my non-fiction reads, Anxious for Nothing, by my favorite inspirational writer, Max Lucado:

“…we have stumbled upon a source of your anxiety.  You thought the problem was your calendar (schedule), your marriage, your job. In reality it is…unresolved guilt.  Don’t indulge it. Don’t frown in the bilge of your own condemnation.  There is a reason the windshield is bigger than the rear view mirror.  Your future matters more than your past. God’s grace is greater than your sin.”

Some words to make one stop and think, right?

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."

6 thoughts on “TUESDAY TEASER”

  1. Oh yes… If there is one lesson I’ve learnt and carried forward – it’s to look forward, not backwards whenever I can. Not in an unthinking, careless way – but with purpose to try and avoid the mistakes of the past and be a better version of myself. I hope you’re feeling better, Raex

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  2. I’m studying Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
    “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

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