My Friday Firstliner today is a book I have looked through, read snippets from, and plan to review this weekend here on PWR.

The author, herself, sent me a copy of this book, and I was most happy to receive and review it, for I liked it very much.

Here are the first lines taken at random from the introduction:

365 Days of Gutsy Women is a secular compendium of the same compendium or tradition [ as the many books of daily readings now so popular], a year’s worth of readings that will inspire and fascinate you as you discover extraordinary women who have come before us.”

The book’s offerings include Activists/Rebels, Educators/Philosophers, Scientists/Innovators, Authors/Poets, Leaders, Artists/Musicians, Goddesses, organized well on each day of the week. It is a book I plan to start this weekend and continue reading on a daily basis (as the author intended) for the rest of the year. Stay tuned for more excerpts at a later date.


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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