CLEAR THE SHELVES!

My most pressing reading goal for 2020 was to clear my TBR shelves.thumbnail_PART_1520719075875_IMG_20180307_070135thumbnail_PART_1520719062438_IMG_20180307_070159

Today was both a cloudy damp day and a “sickie” day where I didn’t feel like doing much of anything. So, I tackled my TBR shelves starting at 6:30 a.m.

II ruthlessly decided to read the first fifty pages of the books “I might want to read sometime” that I have continued to collect, and I dove in.

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The end result was worth it! Now a good wipe with 409 and the shelves are ready to fill again.

What a good feeling!

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."

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