TUESDAY TEASER for October 30, 2018

This little “game” was started by “The Purple Booker,” and several of my blogging friends participate. Open a book you are currently reading where you left off, or at random, and copy a few lines that might tease other readers, making them want to read it themselves. Be sure to give title and author. No spoilers please.

Mine for today is from Raising Lazarus by Aiden Reid:  “Piergianni’s was a family owned restaurant on Mayor Street, the jewel of the crown when it came to fine dining options in the area. Owner Carl Piergianni was also head chef, a duty he excelled at, and if truth be told, a role he preferred given his lack of tact and soft skills of communication. Customer facing roles were delegated to the maitre d’hotel, and then in turn to a server–a slick line of cogs that moved in tandem to sweeten a client’s experience.” This description is the setting for the main character, only known as Lazarus and his party to dine two Saturdays before Christmas. Who is this very mysterious man? Is he the Lazarus, over two thousand years old?

I am on chapter sixteen, and the book is getting GOOD. One thing that is blowing me away is Aiden’s wonderful writing skills, especially when he uses descriptions to draw out the suspense, as he does here.




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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