WWW Wednesday

This meme was created by MizB at Daily Rhythms and now is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In participating, one answers three “Whats”

What are you currently reading?

What have you recently finished?

What will you read next?

Here are my answers for 1/23/19


Currently, I am listening to Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes as part of my 2019 audio book challenge.

I am also slowly and thoughtfully still reading The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe, part of my goal to read more non-fiction.

Evidence of Flossing, a collection of poems and a photo essay by Jennifer A. Payne is another current read, which I’m more glad each time I encounter a new section that I purchased this slim, delightful, thought-provoking reading experience.


Today/Currently, I have just finished The Obelisk Gate as book “O” of my Alphabet Challenge, which I picked up halfway through the alphabet on New Year’s Day. Gate is by N.K. Jemisin and is the second book in the “Broken Earth trilogy.  It is a sci -fi masterpiece.

Last night, as part of my goal to read more non-fiction, I finished Magic Words @ Work, by Kaminsky and Penney. This book offers “magic” words and phrases that get desired results in the workplace.

This past Sunday, I finished Nutshell by Ian McEwan, a novel with a unique p.o.v, that of a fetus within the womb, the narrator, Hamlet–yes, Shakespeare’s  manic prince.

I also finished the “P” selection for the Alphabet Challenge, “The Prayer of Jesus, ” a devotional book by Hank Hanegraaff, introduced by Lee Strobel (of The Case for Christ) and recommended by my personal, favorite inspirational author,Max  Lucado.


I hope to read soon The Odessa Chronicles by Colin Chappell, whose blog meandray.com is one of my favorites.


Some reasons I was able to do so much reading recently was because I took two days to do nothing but rest and read, and the MLK holiday was observed on Monday of this week. Tuesday and today brought inclement weather, which kept me at home curled up with many good books. I hope the world was equally good to you this week. HAPPY READING!




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."

5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday”

  1. Wow – what a range of books – I’m so glad that you loved The Obelisk Gate so much, Rae – and I’ve been toying with getting hold of Nutshell, but McKeown and I have a bumpy relationship. I LOVED Atonement and Enduring Love and LOATHED Chesil Beach! Glad you were able to rest up and read and I hope the remainder of the week is also kind to you:)

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