Unknown-1Unknown I AM HOPING June will be a big reading month for me. It’s a short month and we are already five days into it, but after reading other blogging friends’ goals, I am going to set some of my own.

  1. Finish reading the “M” book for the 2020 Alphabet Soup Challenge, Kirsty Mannings’ The Song of the Jade Lily. I started it on June first and am on chapter 30. It was published in 2018 and was a hand-me-down from blogging friend, Deb Nance of Readerbuzz. It has been on my TBR shelf since around January, and that brings me to goal #2…
  2. Read at least three books from my TBR shelf, not counting the one mentioned in goal #1.
  3. I read a current novel by Ann Quindlen recently (and will review it soon), but I have another checked out from the library, Miller’s Creek. I would like to at least start that.
  4. I recently finished Lissette’s List by Susan Vreeland, and have another by her checked out, which I would like to finish.                                                                                                      Whew! That’s plenty for such a short month.Unknown-2

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."

7 thoughts on “NEW GOALS FOR JUNE”

  1. You’re right – that is quite an ambitious line up for a shorter month, when the heat tempts us out into the garden to enjoy other past times… Have a great reading, June, Rae:)

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    1. No gardening for me today. The “feels like” temp is supposed to be between 100 and 105. I am going to stay in the air conditioning with the fan stirring the air and drinking iced coffee and reading!!


  2. That is a great lineup and I hope you are able to reach your goals. I have several blog tours to read for as well as some others that are on my Books of Summer list. I’m with you Rae, the humidity is really high here and my pool is not opened yet, so I am inside reading with the air conditioning on.

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  3. I like your reading goals. I’m trying to read what comes in for me at the library first, and, to support the library, I’m requesting as many books as I can from the library. I’m also trying to read and post on Twitter a book a day. Most of these are picture books.

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