The Tale of Mrs. LadyBug -phi

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Post by philchenevert » January 19th, 2013, 7:28 pm

The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug by Arthur Scott Bailey (1877 - 1949).
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This Busy Little Book has reached the end of its branch and is in the catalog at http://librivox.org/the-tale-of-mrs-ladybug-by-arthur-scott-bailey/
Have you ever seen a LadyBug and wondered what the cute little bug with the dots on her back was thinking? And why she seemed in such a rush? Well here is your chance to peek into her thoughts and enjoy some of her daily triumphs and disasters. "Little Mrs. Ladybug was a worker. Nobody could deny that. To be sure, she had to stop now and then to talk to her neighbors, because Mrs. Ladybug dearly loved a bit of gossip. At the same time there wasn't anyone in Pleasant Valley that helped Farmer Green more than she did. She tried her hardest to keep the trees in the orchard free from insects. Some of her less worthy neighbors were known sometimes to say with a sniff, "If Mrs. Ladybug didn't enjoy her work she wouldn't care about helping Farmer Green. If she hadn't such a big appetite she'd stop to chat even more than she does now." (Summary by the book and phil chenevert)
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Post by philchenevert » January 19th, 2013, 7:39 pm

My word counter machine is broken but each of these sections is about 500 to 900 words long. (Except those that are shorter or longer of course). Laissez le bon temp rouler!! Image Let the Good Times Roll and Happy Mardi Gras everyone.
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Post by smijen » January 20th, 2013, 5:28 am

Please count me in as DPL again!
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Post by philchenevert » January 20th, 2013, 7:21 am

smijen wrote:Please count me in as DPL again!
Thanks Sarah. Image Bugs are great people, right?
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Post by pkrantz » January 24th, 2013, 5:28 pm

I'm in! (I hope). I'd love 3 of them, if I may...

I - The Polka Dot Lady
XIII - Jenni Junebug
XVI - Playing Dead

:clap:
:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by philchenevert » January 24th, 2013, 11:25 pm

pkrantz wrote:I'm in! (I hope). I'd love 3 of them, if I may...

I - The Polka Dot Lady
XIII - Jenni Junebug
XVI - Playing Dead
:clap:
Hi Pamela and you are indeed IN. those 3 are yours. :thumbs: (an interesting choice of chapters may I add.....)
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Post by pkrantz » January 25th, 2013, 7:53 am

To be honest, I usually look for the least amount of character dialog. Thanks and have fun at your bayou bash - rouler away!
:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by philchenevert » January 25th, 2013, 11:08 am

Let's move this cute little project to REaders Wanted, eh? :D
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Post by pkrantz » January 25th, 2013, 11:23 am

:) Pamela Krantz

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Post by philchenevert » January 25th, 2013, 11:54 am

Thank you Pamela! Image
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Post by smijen » January 27th, 2013, 5:12 am

philchenevert wrote:End of recording
  • At the end of the section, say:
    "End of [Chapter]"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
Phil,
Do you mean that you want readers to say end of chapter [name] or end of chapter [number]? When it's a chapter book, not a bunch of stand-alone short stories, I think we usually do chapter number, so listeners can easily know if they are in the right spot. It's your call of course, but I think it is a bit confusing in the top post. Pamela has read her 3 chapters as "end of chapter [name]."
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Post by smijen » January 27th, 2013, 5:13 am

1, 13, and 16 are all PL OK - just waiting for confirmation on the outro.
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Post by etel13 » January 27th, 2013, 5:22 am

Hello,

Could I have sections 2 - Buster's Resolve, and 3-Hidden Wings, please?

Thanks
Etel13

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Post by philchenevert » January 27th, 2013, 9:13 am

smijen wrote:
philchenevert wrote:End of recording
  • At the end of the section, say:
    "End of [Chapter]"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
Phil,
Do you mean that you want readers to say end of chapter [name] or end of chapter [number]? When it's a chapter book, not a bunch of stand-alone short stories, I think we usually do chapter number, so listeners can easily know if they are in the right spot. It's your call of course, but I think it is a bit confusing in the top post. Pamela has read her 3 chapters as "end of chapter [name]."
yes it is ambiguous. What Pamela did is OK but I would prefer the usual procedure of saying "end of chapter 3" so I will clarify the first post to specify that. So Pamela's chapters are PL OK, and I DO want just the number from now on.
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Post by philchenevert » January 27th, 2013, 9:17 am

etel13 wrote:Hello,
Could I have sections 2 - Buster's Resolve, and 3-Hidden Wings, please?
Thanks
Etel13
Certainly. Those are yours to enjoy. Image
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