The Tuesday Teaser is a meme hosted by the Purple Booker, which I discovered on the blog, Brainfluff.  Both are excellent blogs. The idea is to choose, at random, something from what you are currently reading that might convince someone to read the same book.  Mine today is from Ursela La Guin’s book of essays,Words Are My Matter.

“All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them. We need to be taught these skills; we need guidelines to show us how. Without them, our lives will be made up for us by other people.”           Powerful words!

Now, share your Tuesday Teaser in the Comments section below.  Be sure to give title and author.


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 have just completed 30 years of teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This is after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District, adding up to a total of teaching 50 years in all. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

6 thoughts on “TUESDAY TEASER”

  1. “You can write?” Tallis was skeptical.
    “As well as you, my friend, and perhaps better,” I replied brusquely. “When the copy of the book is ready I shall pay you eight shillings for it.”
    “It is very little.”
    “It is very much. A farm laborer makes but three shillings a week.”
    “This is a man who can write,” Tallis protested. “Ten shillings.”

    Excerpt From: Louis L’Amour. “Sackett’s Land.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sacketts-land/id419967622?mt=11

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