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 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.

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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