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 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.

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