WWW Wednesday

This meme was originated by MizB at A Daily Rhythm, and I discovered it on my friend, Sam’s blog Taking on a World of Words. The meme seems to be spreading, and it is a quick way to give your readers an update on your reading each Wednesday.

Three questions: What are you currently reading? What have you finished lately? and What do you hope/intend to read next? If you have a blog, leave your URL in the respond section; if not, then write the answers to the three questions in that same box.

Here are mine for Wednesday, October 17, 2018:

I am currently reading several books, but the one I have to keep stopping and writing wonderful words in my quote notebook is Spurgeon’s Sermons, Vol. 2.  One of my Advanced Writing students loaned me this book, and although I will return it to her soon, I have read enough to know I want to purchase copies of both Volume 1 and Volume 2. As I read, I can hear the oratorical voice of the old, revered preacher proclaim the lovely, poetic style he writes in.  Here is one of the quotes I wrote down: “Flowers, what are they? They are but the thoughts of God solidified…” This is from the sermon “Harvest Time,” the perfect read for an October afternoon.

I have recently finished Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Lowe. Her mystery/thriller is this year’s Gulf Coast Read, and My Better Half and I both read it and had the pleasure of meeting the author in Houston. We discussed it last night at our Third Tuesday Book Club at our local library.  I shall review it on this blog soon.

I hope to finish up several books I have started next.  These include Dog’s Song, a YA novel, Evidence of Flossing, a collection of poetry by a blogging friend that seems so promising already, and Fix It, Clean It, and Make It Last, a DIY book donated to my LFL (Little Free Library) by a close friend who knows his “fixits” and “honey-do’s.” After reading these and posting reviews of them, I will tackle the November book club selection, In the Shadow of Statues, by Mitch Landrieu.

Hmmmm, let’s summarize. I am reading several books I need to finish (a novel, a poetry collection, a DIY handy-person book, and a few more sermons I shall soon purchase). I finished a mystery/thriller, and I shall read sometime before November 27th a non-fiction book. I sure have come a long way from a lit major who only read novels! I think I can officially wear the badge of “Eclectic Reader.” LOL

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."

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday”

    1. It may be awhile. Am teaching a class at the university, volunteering two days a week, teaching Sunday School every other Sunday, and tutoring four adults in basic English speaking, reading, and writing. Not much time for posting.


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