Books That Made Me Smile, Laugh, Inspired Me & Gave Me Hope…

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This month has been chaotic with all that’s been going on with Covid-19; so many people are either directly or indirectly affected by it. To those risking their lives to help, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You are all heroes! As for the rest of us, we can help them by staying home and practice social distancing. Annnddd….WASH WASH WASH YOUR HANDS!

During stressful times like this, I usually go for light, entertaining reads and/or inspiring ones. So here are some of my recommendations!


The Hike‘ came highly recommended. Ben goes on a business trip in Pennsylvania, checks into a hotel, then he decides totake a short hike, which leads him into the woodsbehind his hotel. And that’s when his hiketook a bizarre turn, one that he’ll never forget. In his journey, we meetman-eating giants, bizarre…

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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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