WWW WEDNESDAY

This fun meme, hosted by MizB at the blog A Daily Rhythm is one several of my blogging friends participate in. Since I haven’t posted a Sunday (Evening) Post on PWR in some time, I thought i’d use this shortcut to update friends on my reading lately.

WHAT are you currently reading? Raising Lazarus by blogger and author Aiden Reid, whom I’ve been following for some time. His novel introduces us to a troubled young man named Lazarus; yes, that Lazarus.  It is a fascinating read from a very creative mind./ In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans. This non-fiction selection is the November choice by my Third Tuesday Book Club at the Alvin Library. /Max Lucado’s (my favorite inspirational writer) Jesus,which is a compilation of many of his books I have read before, but they are arranged thematically and brings back to thought some of the best of his helpful, lovely writing.

WHAT did you recently finish? Compulsion, a YA romance/mystery/semi-paranormal novel that was a good, fast read, the first in a series that will appeal to many readers on many levels. I do not intend, however, to read the other two books in the series. I also finished an audio book, For One More Day by Mitch Albom, which was a heart-wrenching    novel that had me sobbing as I was getting ready for school. (Try putting on makeup while the tears are streaming down!)

WHAT do you think you’ll read next?  I really want to get back to the alphabet challenge I abandoned last summer, promising to pick it up again in the fall. I hope to read soon Nightbird (for “N” where I left off) by Alice Hoffman. From the cover I would guess it’s aimed at a YA audience, and I can already tell it has Hoffman’s signature touch of the supernatural. I also promised Jay of “This is My Truth Now” that although I could not participate in his Cozy Mystery Marathon, I would read a cozy mystery sometime in October. I missed the deadline, but I will start Assaulted Caramel, the first book in Amanda Flower’s new series, “An Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series” this weekend.

I just have not had that much reading time this month or even in October, for that matter. But, as the holidays approach, I am going to make a concentrated effort to slow down and spend some time reading. I am hoping to get in my own little marathon to clear out a few books on my TBR shelves before the first of the year. Wish me luck with that!

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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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