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Manic Monday # 205

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"How do you feel about couples that share an email address?"
My first thought is why is this necessary for a couple to feel the need to share an email address? Is there insecurity or control involved in this decision? To each his or her own; but as for me I can manage just fine with my own independent email address apart from my husbands.

"How open about your life are you in the various on-line arenas?"
There is such a thing as "too much information" I prefer to remain anonymous up to a point; but if I feel led to express something from my life I feel it should be done tactfully. I have three blog's and I don't want a reputation as being unprofessional in them, nor would I want to say something that would embarrass a family member, friend, or even myself. On Facebook I'm careful to not be redundant in always posting something about my daily life, really--who wants to read every little tid-bit of information on me?

"On average, how many ho…

The Reader's Bill Of Rights

Daniel Pennac's

The Reader's Bill of Rights

1. The right not to read.

2. The right to skip pages.

3. The right to not finish.

4. The right to reread.

5. The right to read anything.

6. The right to escapism.

7. The right to read anywhere.

8. The right to browse.

9. The right to read out loud.

10. The right to not defend your tastes


Blissful Reading!
Annette

Review-How To Read A Book

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How To Read A Book, The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren A Touchstone Book Published by Simon and Schuster 1940, 426 pages
This book was borrowed from the library for the purpose of reading/reviewing
http://books.simonandschuster.com/How-to-Read-a-Book/Mortimer-J-Adler/9780671212094

What kind of reader are you?
Do you speed read through a book? or do you read every morsel of word? Maybe you read and take notes as I do?
I believe that if you are a voracious reader--meaning you are an avid reader of books, then as you age your reading habits and tastes evolve.
I had heard of the book How To Read A Book, but put it off--- because, well.....I know how to read....and what more do I need to know?
Rather arrogant of me.


The book How To Read A Book teaches you the levels of reading:
elementary reading, inspectional reading, analytical reading, syn-topical reading. Each of these levels are looked at in more depth and application. Good and basic questions …

Review-Serena

Serena by Ron Rash
Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers Copyright 2008, paperback edition 2009, 371 pages

This book was purchased by me for the purpose of reading/reviewing.
To learn more about this book and read an excerpt: http://browseinside.harpercollins.com/index.aspx?isbn13=9780061470844


A Pen/Faulkner Finalist Award For Fiction

George Pemberton arrived in North Carolina with his wife Serena to build a large and profitable timber business. The time period is 1929---the beginning of the great depression. Mr. Pemberton had already lived in North Carolina working in the timber camp. He made a trip back to Boston and then when he returned to North Carolina he brought his wife Serena. He had already made an infamous reputation among the local people by having an affair with a girl and fathering a child. Serena wants to be his equal match in every way, and they begin their life together as a dominant and ruthless partnership.

Serena appears to be educated, intimidating, not soft…

Manic Monday # 204

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Manic Monday # 204

What do you value most in other people?
Genuineness, no superficiality or facade, just be yourself.

If you could only see black and white except for one color, what color would you choose to see?
I would choose to see green, I would miss green grass and the green on trees and the green eyes that my granddaughter has.

You have a ten minute speech to give @ a high school, what is it about?
I can think of three things:
1. Make a plan A, then make a plan B. Keep the goal the focus always in the forefront of your mind.
2. I heard a great quote that I love from the actor Denzel Washington, "There are no dress rehearsals."
3. Selfishness robs you of a life of great character, and character cannot be purchased with any amount of money. 

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

Manic Monday #203

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Manic Monday #203

How did you decide to live where you do?
My choice of living where I do is based on the fact that I care for my elderly dad in his home. My husband works in another city and is here only on weekends. My husband and I would prefer for us to live together, not only do we love each other we enjoy each other and actually like being together. My dad cannot live alone and cannot drive, so for this season and for however long it will be, I am living with my dad to care for him. 

Do you like risks, or do you avoid them? What major risks have you taken in your life?
I avoid risks, but obviously I took one risk and that was marriage at age 18.

If you had to choose, which could you live without: TV, Internet, a telephone or friends?
I could easily live with out TV, but not Internet and not a telephone and definitely not friends.

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

Spring Break

I have decided to take a Spring Break next week! I'll be back Monday March 22.

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

New Doggie

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Meet Fritz, I adopted him today from the Animal Shelter. He is a 4 year old Schnauzer. He needs to see the groomer but the Vet. said to wait a week. I did take him to the Vet. for all of his shots, and to check for heart worms--negative. I had Frontline put on him and will start Heartworm medicine tomorrow. My dad helped me to pick him out, so far so good!

Blissful Doggies!
Annette

Manic Monday#202

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Manic Monday #202

"Were you considered popular in high school? Why or why not?"
Hmm, yes I knew a lot of people, was friendly with most, but I did not consider myself to be in the "popular crowd." My junior and senior years of high school I was on Year Book staff and this put me in contact with many of the kids I went to school with. I hung out with those from Ag. or FFA. My sophomore year in high school I was in the drill team and was the sophomore class secretary. My freshman year I was in choir and German club. Who was the popular crowd? Those that were cheerleaders, football players, or other sports, those that were every year picked for Most Beautiful, or most whatever. I've never had the "it" personality, the gregarious, outgoing, etc. etc. I'm like whatever! I guess that is cynical, but I'm just me, not interested in being something that I'm not or in trying to compete, maybe that's it, I won't play the game.

"How old a…