The idea is to copy a sentence or so from what you’re reading currently to show friends what you are reading (and sometimes recommending). Mine is from Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple:

“Bernadette (his wife), Bee (his daughter) and I (father in the story ) are scheduled to go to Antartica (for a family vacation!) in two weeks. Bernadette obviously does not want to go. I now think that it might be a better idea if Bee and I go to Antartica, just the two of us, while Bernadette checks into Madrona Hill (a “rest home”). I can’t imagine Bernadette will be too keen on the idea, but it’s clear to me she needs some supervised R & R. I am anxious to hear your thoughts.”

The title’s question is, Where’d You Go Bernadette? Does this mean her disappearance begins with admission to a “facility”?  The letter’s end is signed by Bernadette’s husband/Bee’s father. Does she “go” somewhere unwillingly, or does she make an outrageous, voluntary “escape”? I have no idea what to expect, for Bernadette is totally eccentric and unpredictable this far into the story. It has been laugh-out-loud funny, and wherever Bernadette “went,” it is bound to be amusing. Has anyone else read this yet? Without giving the ending away, how did you like it?

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."

3 thoughts on “TUESDAY TEASER”

  1. “This book is about four women who did overcome: Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Elliot, and Virginia Woolf.”
    from: A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Elliot, and Virginia Woolf

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