I cannot believe that I have not done a Sunday (Evening) Post since August 4th.  I decided to do one on August 20th, but instead reviewed Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth that evening instead. I could never remember the names of all the books I’ve read since then, so I will make a stab at listing some of the books read and started reading since the 20th here.

What I finished: Before We Were Yours/The Little Paris Bookstore/Carry Me Like Water/The End of Your Life Book Club/The Fifth Season/Charlotte’s Web/The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe/Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus/Jane Austin for Dummies/Jacqueline Bouvier.  Many of these books I have reviewed on this blog, PWR. A few I posted in Blogging 807 ( If you are interested in looking into reading any of them, type the title into the search box and allow the “machine” to bring up the review.

Now on to recent reading…What I’m reading now:

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Saenz   I have this book on Kindle, and because it is not physically on my bedside table or on the end table next to my rocking chair, I tend to forget about it. It is a wonderful story, dealing with adolescent angst and family relationships which might not be talked about in mainstream novels.  It is excellent so far.

The Obelisk Gate by Jemisin   This is the read-aloud project my Better Half and I have taken on, hoping to finish by the Holidays.  It is sci fi and Book Two in the “Broken Earth” series.

Breakfast with Buddha by Merullo   This is a book I heard of somewhere and found it at my local library. I am almost halfway through.

Never Stop Walking by Bickard   Memoirs have become more appealing to me lately. This one about a girl from the streets of Brazil, who is adopted by a family in Denmark, and her search to discover her roots when she is a young woman.  It is educational and emotional as the reader is told of the life of the Street Children in South America.

Writing with Power by Peter Elbow    A classic composition theory and handbook, this book is one I am reading once through, then circling back, considering adopting it for my Advanced Writing class next semester.  (Some times “oldies” ARE “goodies.”)

Books I have started, but put aside for now: Dogsbody/The Eyre Affair/Fight Club

Goodness, looking back at what I have written, that’s a great deal of reading!  What are you reading now? Let us know in the “Leave a Comment” box below.


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."

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