OFF TO A LATE START: First Check in at 11:00

Yes, I got up early, and I started reading without checking in or posting first. Within the first hour, I had finished Anne Lamott’s Some Assembly Required. (Heads up, Deb Nance of Readerbuzz–I put a sticky note with your name on this one; you will love it. Maybe I can trade it for a Canva lesson. LOL)

Excellent–one of her best

After two cups of coffee to keep things going, I ate a pastry, warmed in the microwave, washed down by the second cup for breakfast and made my plans for the day. I will have to take time off from the readathon to go to Half Price Books to get a request made by a second-grade Little Free Library “patron,” but since that’s kind of a “bookish” activity, I’m counting it as readathon time. I will read in the truck as My Better Half drives me there, so technically it’s reading time.

I have spent a little over an hour on…

I am renewing my love for short stories with reading one of the best authors of the genre.

I had started this book, donated to my LFL ,at my own readathon earlier this month, but had put it aside to read Cybils entries and books due at the library. Perhaps I’ll finish it this readathon.

So far, things are shaping up nicely.


Easy answer here: yesterday’s Houston Chronicle and Alvin Advertiser. Then, I’ll tackle today’s Chronicle. p.s. I heard on the news this morning the Astros won! World Series here we come!

This is gonna’ be a GOOD day!



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."

3 thoughts on “OFF TO A LATE START: First Check in at 11:00”

  1. Sounds like things are going good Rae. I started at 8 reading blogs for an hour. I read until noon and ate some fruit and dip with a bottle of flavoured water. Then I listened to an audiobook (The Santa Cruise) while I cleaned up, did dishes and went for a short walk), now I am back to reading Celebration at Christmas Cove. I should finish both of these Christmas books by early evening. I did just finish a little snack of mini Halloween chocolate bars. Now, back at it. 📚🧡


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