This is an approximation, but since January, 2021, I have read:

13 kids books

7 non-fiction books

1 eBook

3 books of poetry

1 audiobook

and 12 novels



A Read with Jenna Selection

Jenna Bush Hagar’s Book Club on the Today Show
A Beverly Cleary kid’s novel about divorce and being “the new kid”
The third in the Wallace Family series (Begins with A Wrinkle in Time)
My daily check in with my “authentic self”

Currently I am reading:

The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

Kissing Annabel by Steven Herrick

The Violets of March by Sarah Jio

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders

YES, I can keep the books separate in my head. They are all so different.

I ALSO WATCHED A GREAT DEAL OF TV, thanks to a four-day 2nd Covid shot reaction and to a couple of days spent on the couch due to pain in my feet, legs and hip. There are some really good movies and some Netflix series that kept my mind off of things for the duration.

This was my week; how was yours? Let me know in the Reply section below.

Because of the age of my Advanced Writing students, I am always interested in the Millennials. I came across this interesting research this past week.


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."

8 thoughts on “SUNDAY SUMMARY”

  1. I am sorry that were out of sorts after you second shot. I hope I do okay, I get my first dose on Tuesday. You did get a lot of reading in though and I am glad you enjoyed everything you read. I hope this week finds you feeling back to normal and doing what you need to get done.

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      1. About 4 hours after the shot, the fatigue hit and I had to lie down and sleep, otherwise fine. I shall see after the second shot, that is when people react apparently.


  2. I’m sorry you’re going through some post-vaccine side effects. I hope they’ll be gone soon and you’ll be back to your normal self! I’m happy for you that you got the shots though! 🙂 but looks like you were able to read some good books, and are reading some great ones! Take care, my friend!

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    1. It was so good to hear from you, friend. Thanks for reading my post. I am already feeling strong enough to have a former student over for lunch today and a patron of my Little Free Library in my yard and her caregiver over for coffee tomorrow afternoon. I am back to trying to be “the hostess with the mostest.” LOL

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