Tomorrow is the big day! It’s time for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a thon. I have only participated in two others (and the read-a-thon was established in 2007), so I am really getting serious about tomorrow.

It’s important to have books on hand, snacks and made ahead-meals, and maybe some goals.

My challenges to myself

I hope to finish the several books that are “in progress.”

I also want to read any library books around the house that need to be returned to the library.

Finally, I want to at least begin the Secret Garden, which was the slip I chose from the bowl for the Classic Club; I need to finish the book before April is over.

April’s selection was The Secret Garden, a young people’s classic.

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY! I can hardly wait!


Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus 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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