DEWEY’S 24 HR READATHON: 9:30 p.m. Check in

My last check in was at 3:30 p.m. today. Now it is 9:30 p.m.

I have been reading up a storm (pun intended) after a 5:30 break to sit outside and watch the weather forming, listening to the rubble of thunder and drink fruit smoothies made in the blender as a light supper treat, followed by a sample of the Halloween candy as dessert.

I have finished another novel in verse for Cybills consideration

This one was a good story as well as a coming of age story. I will discuss it later.

I lack only two short stories in

I see why Doctorow is considered the “master” of the short story genre. I am sure I will review this on either the wrap up for Dewey’s or in a separate post.

I am reading an e-book as well, historical fiction, written by a friend of my grandson, who recommended it to me. I am about three-fourths of the way through. I read three chapters on it this evening. (title and other information later)

I’m starting to feel sleepy, and will try to get a few hours sleep before continuing or waking early to achieve an hour or so before the ending deadline.

In the meantime, I have just begun an Oprah’s Book Club selection, Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald.

Onward, ever onward…



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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