The Tuesday Teaser asks you copy a few sentences from what you are currently reading, “teasing” other readers to put your book on their TBR lists. After you read mine, be sure to leave your Tuesday Teaser in the “reply” box at the bottom. It’s fun to “play” too, and I am always amazed at the diversity/variety of the things friends are reading.

My T T today comes from Sarah Jio’s Goodnight June (Yes, a “play” on Goodnight Moon) It comes early in the novel. June has found an old box in her deceased aunt’s attic and discovers a copy of Goodnight Moon and her childhood diaries. What revelations will these old books hold for her about her “life she left behind” and the person she is today?

“I pull the book out of the box and hold it in my hands. It’s a full-sized hardback, not the tiny board books bookstores sell these days. I flip through the pages, and my heart contracts when I think of Amy’s tiny fingers pointing to the mouse hiding on each page. It was our little game to find him, and I never tired of it.”

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."

One thought on “TUESDAY TEASER”

  1. Yes… I think your quote is absolutely lovely. There is a real poignancy when you look back at your grown children when they were babies… My youngest grandchild is sooo like her mother when she was a baby and there are times when it turns me inside out to hear her crowing. The years peel away and I’m with her mother some thirty-four years ago… And it seems like yesterday.


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