SUNDAY (EVENING) POST

I haven’t written one of these in over a year. it’s high time I slipped one in. When I first started following blogs, I was intrigued by S.J. Higgins’ “Sunday Post” on Brainfluff. It was where I first learned to enjoy reading blogs. I wanted to do a Sunday update like hers, so when my mind went back to the 50s magazine, Saturday Evening Post, whose covers featured the paintings of Norman Rockwell, I decided to call my post “Sunday Evening Post.” It is an update on what you’ve read the past week, what you are continuing to read, and what you hope to read next. Here’s the “Saturday (Evening) Post” for Sunday, January 23, 2022.

Because I read several books consecutively, I tend to finish several in the same week.

A Page Turners Book Club selection for January, a book written in a unique format.

I have been reading from this book daily passages since the week before Advent. It finally finished up this week.

The last passage from The Risen Christ was part of the fine group of devotionals. “Christ does not change; the preparation for the coming of the Spirit is the same today as two thousand years ago, whether it be the rebirth of Christ in one soul that is in the hard of winter, or for the return from the grave of Christ, whose blood is shed again by the martyrs…[It is] quiet mind, acceptance, and remaining close to God…”

What a nice thought to end my celebration of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany with!

A book that was more of a study, encased in the author’s story that kicked off my 2022 “study” of gratitude.

This was a very helpful book that allowed me to grow in grace through gratitude. I reviewed it recently on this blog.

A book read for three challenges, a classic, What’s in a Name, and Mt. TBR 2022
A book that was published recently, read on my Kindle
A debut novel borrowed from the local library

Continuing to read…

A daily devotional, Daily Wisdom for Women by Carol L.Fitzpatrick

Hoda Kotb’s I Really Needed This Today, a secular “devotional”

A science fantasy novel,

By the author of the Broken Earth series

I really hope to block out some time this week to read on this novel, so it will be…

THIS SHOULD READ, WHAT I SHOULD READ NEXT. LOL

Rain is predicted for Monday, so I plan to stay in, and READ! How about you? Reading plans for your new week are welcome in the Reply/Comments box below.

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."

6 thoughts on “SUNDAY (EVENING) POST”

  1. It sounds like you have done some wonderful reading with great insight, Rae. I am going to be starting Why Being Happy Matters by Peter Jennings. Have a great week, Rae and enjoy your books. πŸ˜€πŸŒžπŸ“š

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  2. Wake Up Grateful sounds like an inspiring read. I will have to add it to my list! The Risen Christ devotional sounds like a great read too.

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