DEWEY’S 24 HR. READATHON, STATS

WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! I read 19 of the 24 hours.

GOALS ACCOMPLISHED

I had hoped to “finish several books that are in progress.” I finished two that I had already started.

I wanted to read any books checked out of the library that were “lying around the house.” There were no library books at home after I turned in Adam Grant’s Originals on Friday.

I wanted to begin my Classic Club selection, The Secret Garden. This I could not do because I had problems trying to load the eBook, and the audiobook I requested was not available at the library because it was a state holiday, and the library was closed.

A goal I added at the last minute was to catch up on my devotionals in Simple Abundance, which I was able to do.

This photo shows the books I chose the night before to read during the Readathon.

I finished Mindfulness and copied several mediations and photographs I was particularly taken with and am ready to place it in my Little Free Library.

I caught up on Simple Abundance.

I read through page 152 of Reading in Bed.

I read two essays from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.

I didn’t touch Parachuting Cats Into Borneo. Im hope to get to it this next week.

I read through page 197 of Searching for God Knows What.

I read several poems from Margaret Atwood’s Dearly.

I added at the last minute an audiobook, A Portrait of Emily Price to listen to

while I prepared meals and folded laundry.

I READ A TOTAL OF 19 HOURS!

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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