This meme, hosted by The Purple Booker, instructs us to open our current read at random and copy a line or two in order to tease someone else into reading the same book.

Today’s Tuesday Teaser comes from a book I am reading for the What’s in a Name 2022 challenge, Summer, by Edith Wharton.

a unique love story

“Directly in her line of vision, a blackberry branch laid its frail white flowers, and blue-green leaves against the sky. Just beyond, a tuft of sweet-fern uncurled between the beaded shoots of the grass, and a small yellow butterfly vibrated over them like a flash of sunshine.” (p. 53)

This lovely description is one of many the author provides to set the tone, to enhance our feelings toward the main character, and to establish the mountainside setting. So far, I am really enjoying this book.

Thanks, Evin for the sign-off.


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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