Sunday Evening Post (on Saturday night)

Because tomorrow promises to be a full, busy day, I am posting my Sunday wrap-up a few hours ahead of time. The pace of our lives has picked up, as the new school semester rapidly approaches. Public schools here required new teachers to report this past Monday, and all teachers gather again this coming Monday. Students start on Thursday, August 16th, thus easing students (and teachers) into a short week, rather than go for five days in a row, right off the bat. My first class at the university is not until August 29th.  I am ready; sooooo ready.  I may have some time on my hands between now and then, so perhaps I will have time to read.

At the moment I am continuing to read:

Carry Me Like Water on my Kindle app

Singing and Swinging and Making Merry Like Christmas (Maya Angelou’s autobiography, volume 2)

The Fifth Season 

I put aside:

My book club’s selection for this month, Persuasion, by Jane Austin Perhaps the discussion of the book will make me want to go ahead and finish it.

I completed:  (to be totally honest, several were nearly done anyway)

The Dark Tower  by Stephen King, the seventh book in the series of the same name. This has been an on-going project both for King and myself.  We began the series in my junior high teaching days (which seems like another lifetime, definitely another teaching career) and I have enjoyed every book in the series. I think Wolves of the Calla is still my favorite because of the action-packed adventure and the “return” of characters from other stand alone books in this book of the series. The ending? Well, the ending was not totally satisfactory, but I agree with King when he said in his author’s notes at the end, it was the only suitable ending.

Dr. Sleep, also by King, which I reviewed here recently

Before We Were Yours, which I shall review soon

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, a most enjoyable read  This book started out with two original elements, a floating book barge, fully stocked and moored on the River Seine and a bookseller, the main character, who could diagnose his customers and prescribe exactly the book that would cure their “ills” or even change their lives. It was perhaps the best book I read this summer.

This week brings one final medical test, and I am going to make an appointment with my GP to tell him the changes he has made to treat my high blood pressure just isn’t working out.  The medication is causing an annoying, constant cough which is hindering my ability to talk and is keeping me awake almost all night.  This has to be “fixed” before I go back to school.  Ah, the joys of the “Golden Years”!


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 “Sunday Evening Post (on Saturday night)”

  1. You’ve had an amazing reading week, Rae. Could that be down to the fact that the cough is keeping you awake at night, so you read? I hope you get that sorted out sooner rather than later, my friend. Those coughs are exhausting… Hope all goes well for your final week before you dive into the school routine again:).

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