BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS, My favorite kind of books

Literacy and Me

It’s not really a genre, but books about books are my favorites!

Books about librarians, libraries, antique books, love-affairs with books come in a close second.

Recently I heard about a book titled Q’s Legacy, which was listed on a list of books about books. I had no idea who Q was or what he had to do with books, but that part was enough for me to order it from a second-hand book selling company. Thrilled when I received it in the mail, I discovered it was by the author of 84 Charring Cross Road, a BBC TV production I enjoyed enough to order the book-version from the library and read it. Helene Hanff wrote Q’s Legacy back in 1985, and it is part memoir, part travel book, and definitely deals with books, writing them, and the experiences attached to both.

The book’s cover describes it as “a delightful…

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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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