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Manic Monday #198

Manic Monday #198

"If you could only have one section of the bookstore to visit, which section would it be?"
The section of a bookstore that I love to visit the most is the history and historical fiction area.
I have a large interest in the history section that I enjoy reading. I enjoy reading about American history, this includes early American history, Civil War, and World War II. I enjoy reading about British history, this includes the kings and queens of England and Scotland, the war years of World War I and World War II. I also have had an interest for years in reading about the Holocaust. I've branched over to reading Russian history, and French and German history.

"If you could only subscribe to one publication for the rest of your life, what would it be?"
My answer would depend on whether it is a publication I pay for, or one I receive for free?
If it is a publication that I pay for I would choose "Birds and Blooms" magazine published by Reima…

Manic Monday #197

Manic Monday #197

"Growing up what was your favorite sitcom?
What's your idea of a romantic date?
What are you most afraid to lose?"

Growing up my favorite sitcom was "The Waltons" actually it was an equal tie with "Little House on the Prairie."
I loved those shows: they were family oriented, always had a teaching story, good acting, and they portrayed the love and dedication that families should have for each other. I have season one of "The Walton's" and I will watch it sometimes on my television in my bedroom, it makes me feel all warm and cozy to watch an episode.

My idea of a romantic date is anytime spent with my husband, even it is sitting in the swing on the front porch, playing with the grandkids, laying beside each other in the bed watching nonsensical stuff on television. After 27 years of marriage, romantic dates are not important to me, the time that we share together is what is important--and always a few laughs makes every…

"Facing Learning Disabilities In The Adult Years"

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"Facing Learning Disabilities In The Adult Years" by Joan Shapiro and Rebecca Rich
Oxford University Press, Published 1999, 216 pages











The newest addition of this book can be found at the following link:
http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Medicine/Neuropsychology/?view=usa&ci=9780195371789#reviews

For more information on learning disabilities see:
Learning Disabilities Association of America

This book was borrowed from the library for the purpose of reading/reviewing.

"Three to ten percent of adults in the United States have a learning disability, at least 80% of those have problems with reading and writing. A learning disability is caused by a specific dysfunction with in the central nervous system." Learning disabilities can affect reading and writing, attention span, math, focusing on tasks, it can limit abilities in social settings. Both the male and female population are affected in equal numbers. There is a strong chance that learning disabilities …

Manic Monday #196

Manic Monday #196

"What is one thing you wish you could change about yourself?
Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
What would be your dream job?"

One thing I wish I could change about myself is to be bolder. I am cautious, a ponderer--that means I talk myself out of stuff. It would be nice to be bold everyone in a while. Another thing is I would love to be tall, if only for a day---about 5'10---I am barely 5'4.
Yes, I believe that most things happen for a reason----most things.
My dream job would be an attorney. If I were younger and had chosen a different life, I would have become an attorney. What kind of attorney? To work specifically on behalf of the elderly.

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

Manic Monday #195

Manic Monday #195

"What did you get in trouble for the most when you were a kid?
Which is your wish that is not fulfilled?
If you have to choose a movie title for your life story, what would that be?"

When I was a small child I got in trouble the most for wandering off from mother. Although I protest that it was she who seemed to leave me behind. My sister JoAnn likes to tell the story of one time when I ran off from my mother and sisters in a department store, in order to catch me JoAnn managed to get ahead of me, hide, stick out her leg and when I tripped she caught me. When I was an older child, I had a saucy mouth. When I became a mother and had teenagers then I understood the annoyance of a saucy mouthed child!
A wish that is not fulfilled...hmm....a better writer, with time hopefully. Writing is a craft and must be practiced.
A title for my life story, "She Gave it Her All."

Blissful Blogging!
Annette