This past weekend brought many books to my TBR shelves.


All three are inspirational books. The Good News for Modern Man is a classic. translation I used for teaching Sunday School many years ago. I look forward to seeing just what the other two are.


I started Professor Chandra already.


These were “must haves.”

And, I picked up some handmade bookmarks from Deme and Friends, a boutique here in town run by a former student. This friend was my student when she was in seventh grade!

The brown ones are card stock, the white ones wood. I enjoy using these as bookmarks and gift tags as well. They are inexpensive little “nice touches” to add to a gift or card.

One last thing–for a real treat, check out this young friend’s blog:

One of my favorite things she does is she presents a song (usually something by Taylor Swift )then doodles to it. You can listen to the song while you scroll down and look at the song-inspired doodles.

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."

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  1. Well, I was less than thrilled with The Paris Library (I thought the 1980s parts were unnecessary, but the WWII parts were very good). OMG – The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt and Perfect are SO good. I love them both unconditionally! I hope you enjoy them as well.


  2. I read The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt and it was amazing. The Paris Library had two timelines and I enjoyed it, but the on from the past is much better. I love your bookmarks, how great that a previous student made them. I hope you enjoy all your new additions.

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