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Post by ab2525 » October 13th, 2007, 5:37 pm

A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their
History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery, by Anonymous
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This book is now complete and can be found here: http://librivox.org/a-catechism-of-familiar-things/
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Post by ab2525 » October 14th, 2007, 12:46 pm

Nee MC!
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Post by CarlManchester » October 14th, 2007, 4:14 pm

Okay! Help is at hand.
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Post by ab2525 » October 14th, 2007, 4:29 pm

Thanks :)
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Post by CarlManchester » October 14th, 2007, 4:37 pm

I put in a section "00" for front matter...

This can be changed if you want.
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Post by ab2525 » October 14th, 2007, 4:37 pm

Some titles added... Will add others when I get a chance :(
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Post by smijen » October 14th, 2007, 7:03 pm

Could I please have chapter 18?
Also... wouldn't this lend itself to duet form, with one person asking the question and one answering? Practically speaking, I suspect the amount of editing would be prohibitive :lol: , but if there were 2 readers in the same location, or somebody really wanted to do it, it could work.
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Post by ab2525 » October 15th, 2007, 3:26 am

Sure! That'd be a lot of editing, because it's little tiny sound bites.
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Post by Kalynda » October 17th, 2007, 6:41 am

I'd love to have section 00. Maybe I'll learn something. :)

As for the duet thing, I was thinking of trying out different voices ... maybe an educated professor-type for the answers and a young student for the questions? I'll try it out and see if it sounds ridiculous.
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Post by cricket » October 17th, 2007, 8:10 am

Ooh, this looks like cracking good fun! :D I would like chapter 11 to begin with, please. Can we claim more than one section?

And do we read the footnotes in this one? Mostly they just seem to be pointing to other chapters for further or related information.
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Post by ab2525 » October 17th, 2007, 12:45 pm

Thanks guys! Cricket-- As many as you want, hopefully more than one! :D Also, no footnotes, please :D Thaks guys and good luck :thumbs:
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Post by cricket » October 17th, 2007, 12:58 pm

Yaaay! Then allow me to put my grubby paws on sections 10 (mmh licorice!) and, errr, 17? Whichever the one with Music, Painting, Poetry etc. works out to be, please. :)
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Post by ab2525 » October 17th, 2007, 2:59 pm

Sure! :D :D
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Post by kayray » October 17th, 2007, 3:09 pm

Oh lord. Like I need another thing to read! But I can't pass this up. I would like

Calico, Cotton, Cloth, Wool, Baize, Linen, Flax, Hemp, Diaper, Holland, Canvas, and Flannel

which is chapter 3 in the text and chapter 2 in your window. Why is the first chapter called chapter 00? Did you mean to put the preface there? Well, anyway, I won't record until I'm sure if I should say "chapter 2" or "chapter 3"

Thanks, Alex! :)

(If you want the preface recorded, I'd suggest lumping it in with chapter 1. It's too tiny to need its own file, IMHO)
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Post by ab2525 » October 17th, 2007, 4:08 pm

Sorry, I was going to, but then decided not to, so use the numbers in the text, NOT the MB
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