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 Reads

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. “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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