I finished several books with the end of the old year.
a memoir–recently reviewed

The book I plan to include on my “Celebration of Color” for the category author of color–will review soon

First book finished in the New Year


Leonard and Hungry Paul and Before the Coffee Gets Cold, both from the library and will be reviewed soon

Beginning at the beginning and already taking notes

borrowed from the library to start a new goal of reading about and from Madeline L’Engle

took off my TBR shelf before the new year started and am continuing to read now

a classic on college teaching I should have read long before now

highly recommended by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz and started in the new year

a really fun read
Perhaps this…

Binged watched a good deal

Effie Gray–a depressing movie which thankfully had a happy ending

George Clooney in The Midnight Sky–I highly recommend it.

Three episodes of Emily in Paris

An episode of The New Girl, thinking of giving this one up

Three episodes of Girl Boss to finish off season 1

Bridgerton, the latest from Shondaland, three episodes…I highly recommend it.

In the Dark, two episodes

Before long class will start and my viewing time will be cut back, so I’m enjoying watching while I can.

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."

5 thoughts on “SUNDAY SUMMARY”

  1. You have read some very intriguing books Rae. I have The Happiness Project. I think I need to pick it up as well. I just finished watching Bridgerton on New Year’s Day. It gets a bit steamy as it goes on, but it was fun. I wonder if there will be a season two? Enjoy your upcoming week.


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