TUESDAY TEASER

THE AIM OF THIS MEME IS TO TEASE SOMEONE INTO READING SOMETHING YOU ARE CURRENTLY READING. (Header courtesy of the Purple Booker.)

Copy a few lines from your current read into the reply box below. I often get great ideas for my TBR list from this source.

I am about halfway through.

Casey, a wannabe writer and currently a waitress at a popular, upscale restaurant is telling a co-worker about her recent date:

“I tell Harry about the date at lunch the next day.

‘Good heavens,’ he says, ‘Is that what it’s like with you writers? [He uses] the word ‘snug ‘ and you’re mad in love?

‘I’m not in love.’

‘The man is in his forties with two bloody children…’ “

Yes, this is a romance, but it is so much more. Struggling writers, loss of parent, mother-daughter relationships–it’s all there laid out by the author for the reader’s perusal. The writing is lovely, the dialog witty, and it has the potential to be a “darned good read.”

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."

One thought on “TUESDAY TEASER”

  1. I hope this one goes on being a darned good read! I reckon after all the nonsense with the weather and the fact that it is February – you need to be able to lose yourself in a lovely book:)). Thank you for sharing, Rae!

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