DEWEY’S 24 HR READATHON: 11:00 a.m. Check In

It has been a busy, productive morning. I started with a light breakfast

Then I caught up on my daily devotionals which National Poetry Month and end-of-semester grading caused me to put on the back burner for a few days.

I wrote an entry in my reading log (to use in a future post) of a book I recently finished.

The morning paper was next, something I usually don’t get to before afternoon. Yes, we are dinosaurs that still get a paper paper daily.

My Better Half decided to join me in the Readathon when he got up.

This was taken last fall.

I then took care of messages, and visited blogging friends’ posts for the day. Two others were doing Dewey’s this year.

My cat, Freesia is keeping me company. Treaties keep her interested.
I always have been a Grammar Nazi.

So far today, I have finished one book, read several chapters in a novel, and read several poems in a collection.



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."

6 thoughts on “DEWEY’S 24 HR READATHON: 11:00 a.m. Check In”

  1. Sounds like it is going well. I have finished listening to Raft of Stars which I really enjoyed. After going outside to catch up on some yardwork, I am listening to The Woman with the Blue Star. Taking a bread to read some blogs right now.

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      1. That is still a good length of time. I fell asleep in the chair and went to bed around 10. My granddaughter was here for the night, so I had to get some sleep.


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