[SOLO] Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens - icequeen

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Post by Hamlet » April 21st, 2019, 4:32 pm

Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870).


A collection of early writings of Charles Dickens under his early pseudonym, "Boz." They first appeared in various publications from 1833 to 1836. Divided into four sections, "Our Parish," "Scenes," "Characters," and "Tales." The first three sections are descriptions of various people and places, and the final section contains fictional short stories. ( )
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/882
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin ===========================================
    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

    [list]
    [*] Project Code: ozQcJxJw
    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Charles Dickens) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens

    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sketches_by_Boz
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 58
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1833-36
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction; Short Stories; Culture & Heritage

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Hamlet
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Post by Hamlet » April 21st, 2019, 4:34 pm

I would like my usual meta coordinator "Icequeen" and my usual Proof Listener, Fiddlesticks, please. :D

Brad

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Post by icequeen » April 21st, 2019, 7:30 pm

Your MW is ready for you, Brad! Since this is version 2, I put a v2 in the file name, just to keep things straight. As soon as I know that everyone is on board, I will move us.
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Post by Hamlet » April 21st, 2019, 7:42 pm

Thank you.

Looking ahead, I know that some of the sections are going to be quite long, especially in the latter half when the short stories begin. I seem to recall being told a couple of years back that the maximum length for a section is seventy minutes. Do I recall that correctly, and if so, is it still the rule? I don't know if any section will be that long, but just in case, I might have to add another section or two.

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Post by icequeen » April 21st, 2019, 7:51 pm

Yes, the max is around 70 minutes, but the absolute max is 75 minutes. That way, you have a little buffer in how long a section can be.
Ann

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Post by Hamlet » April 21st, 2019, 7:57 pm

Okay, thanks. I just looked at Version One, which I see was read by many readers. And I noticed that they did split up one long chapter near the end--although the combined times would only have been about one hour. Anyway, I know that I do tend to read a bit quicker than most of the other readers, so maybe I won't have to divide a section after all. But we will see.

Brad

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Post by fiddlesticks » April 21st, 2019, 9:36 pm

Just checking in, excited to start another project with you both :clap:
~Tiffany

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Post by Hamlet » April 22nd, 2019, 5:45 am

So, how many of my twenty-four (and there will be one or two more later today) completed sections would you like at once? :)

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Post by icequeen » April 22nd, 2019, 9:33 am

Moving on to Going Solo!
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Post by Hamlet » April 22nd, 2019, 10:41 am

When I first started reading sections of this book a year or so ago, I was anticipating what the file names would be. Of course, I didn't anticipate the "v2." Oh well, a small matter to add that.

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Post by icequeen » April 22nd, 2019, 2:06 pm

Actually, don't worry about changing the file name. I can do that when I catalog very easily.
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Post by fiddlesticks » April 22nd, 2019, 2:28 pm

Hamlet wrote:
April 22nd, 2019, 5:45 am
So, how many of my twenty-four (and there will be one or two more later today) completed sections would you like at once? :)

Brad
Feel free to add them all, I never know how many I will have time to pl at once when I get going.
~Tiffany

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Post by Hamlet » April 22nd, 2019, 6:21 pm

Twenty-five sections ready for PL.

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Post by fiddlesticks » April 23rd, 2019, 4:59 pm

Sections 1-10 are PL OK.
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Post by fiddlesticks » April 24th, 2019, 6:20 pm

11-18 are PL OK
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