TUESDAY TEASER

Today’s Tuesday Teaser is from The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard. The novel is set between WWI and WWII and tells the saga of the Cazalet family. It is well written, as this teaser from where my bookmark lies will prove.

” Every morning when she woke up , Angela stood by the window [of the] bedroom she now had to herself. By leaning out she could just see the blue smoke that came out of the kitchen chimney of Home Place (her grandmother’s summer home) three hundred yards up the hill…” Both the descriptions and the characterization in this novel are admirably handled. I plan to use this book with its red color in my upcoming “Celebration of Color challenge…stay tuned.

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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