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Post by TriciaG » September 7th, 2015, 5:38 pm

Insomnia Collection Vol. 003.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/insomnia-collection-vol-3/

Recordings with the avowed aim of boring our audience to snores.

Obviously, soporific dullness is in the ear of the listener, and what's Tedium Incarnate to one person will be another person's Passion and Delight. Thus NO INSULT IS INTENDED in the choice of material here. Lists, tables, and repetitive material are especially appropriate. You may NOT nominate other Librivoxers' existing chapters for inclusion. However, should you wish to read your own version of something you've found particularly insipid, please feel free.
  1. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording! Post here or PM me if you have any questions.
  2. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    You don't need to announce what you're reading, unless you're doubtful it will be boring enough, or if you are not ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN of its public domain status. Please post here if you want to confirm that, or if you'd like to offer or receive suggestions for something to work on, or need help with dividing a longer document.
  3. What are the requirements for the reading?
    Readings should last between 30-60 minutes. (Longer than that -- please divide it into two parts. Shorter readings are unlikely to give listeners enough time to be relaxed.) Please read in a Calm and Placid manner. If you find your chosen topic too exciting, and that affects your serene speed or tranquil tone, please consider donating your recording to another Collection. Readings may be contributed in ANY LANGUAGE but the text must be potentially dull to other speakers of that language.
  4. Where do I find texts?
    There's a list in the next post of some at Project Gutenberg I thought suitable, but you're welcome to choose any text that's in the Public Domain. If in doubt, please get it checked by posting here FIRST (particularly if you are reading from print and not an online source.) You are welcome to pick a couple of chapters of a book, or a particularly slow section from a scientific paper, or divide the material in another way you find appropriate. Please do NOT change the content itself or the order of what has been written. This is probably the only opportunity that many utterly banal texts will ever have to be recorded by us, so choose wisely. CLICK HERE to see what was included in volume 1. CLICK HERE to see what was included in volume 2.
  5. Is there a deadline?
    No, this will be catalogued when it reaches 20 entries, or readers' interest is lost for more than 3 months consecutively, whichever comes first.
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    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
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    Save files as
    • 128 kbps MP3
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      • Author (birth year - death year)
      • Translator if applicable (birth year - death year)
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      • If this is your first Librivox recording, I will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalogue page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalogue page.

Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!

Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)

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Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Family history: The Medici, Vol. 2

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Post by TriciaG » September 7th, 2015, 5:40 pm

These suggestions are carried over from the previous Insomnia Collection threads, with some new additions.

Copyright Law of the United States of America: contained in Title 17 of the United States Code.
Current law: http://www.copyright.gov/title17/

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3

U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1951 July - December (there are a ton of these, if you search under "copyright renewals")

Human Genome Project, Chromosome #21

Wholesale Price List of Newspapers and Periodicals, by D. D. Cottrell's Subscription Agency (Season 1905). - easiest view is plain text rather than html

The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. 1, No. 3

Texts on Archive.org: (These are some I came up with, especially when searching for "directory". There should be plenty of other material on Archive as well.)

A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles: Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philological Society (1900)

Directory of the Dominion Methodist Church (Ottawa, Ont.), 1877

Directory of Grinnell College, 1922

Aberdeen (Scotland) Post Office Directory, 1869-1870

Rules of the Road at Sea: comprising the regulations for preventing collisions at sea...

The Library of Congress area of Archive.org has a lot of rosters and lists. Browse here: https://archive.org/details/library_of_congress

Telephone Directories:

San Francisco 1905 https://archive.org/details/telephonedirecto1906paci

Abstract of the Massachusetts School Returns - nothing but data

"I found these at Project Gutenberg by searching under various terms such as 'history', 'lecture', 'essays', 'analysis' etc. However, there are likely to be all kinds of gems with quite interesting names, which are actually akin to ditchwater in practice, so feel free to do whatever you like!"
Texts on Project Gutenberg (search for them by title key word):
  • A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe, Being A Graduated Course Of Analysis For The Use Of Students And All Those Engaged In The Examination Of Metallic Combinations

    Introductory Lecture on Experimental Physics.

    Spalding's Baseball Guide and Official League Book for 1889

    A Manual of Analysis of All the Structural Factors and Designs Employed in Musical Composition

    The Natural History of Wiltshire

    Elements of Civil Government

    Greek in a Nutshell

    The Enemies of Books

    Fires and Firemen: from the Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science and Art, Vol XXXV No. 1, May 1855

    Shearing in the Riverina (too interesting?)

    The formation of vegetable mould through the action of worms, with observations
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Family history: The Medici, Vol. 2

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Post by Availle » September 7th, 2015, 6:06 pm

So you want this at least 30 minutes long?

How do you prevent the readers from falling asleep? :lol:
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Post by aradlaw » September 7th, 2015, 6:18 pm

And how does this collection get PLed properly? :P
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 7th, 2015, 7:07 pm

Tricia,

I am so glad to see you start this! I was actually wondering just a couple of weeks ago if it wasn't time for another volume of this collection. I so enjoyed reading for volume 2!

You can count on me for a section or two. I'll get hunting! I am quite sure that I have not exhausted the wealth of material published by the nut growers association, but there's bound to be plenty of other gems out there as well!

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Post by TriciaG » September 7th, 2015, 7:57 pm

Ha! I did somehow manage to PL volume 2. If I recall, it takes a few breaks and lots of caffeine. :p

Glad you're happy, MaryAnn! It was actually an impulsive decision to start a new one.
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Family history: The Medici, Vol. 2

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Post by SweetPea » September 7th, 2015, 8:09 pm

Hee hee, what a great idea! :D I shall have to find something nice and boring to read, I've got some ideas.
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Post by Darvinia » September 7th, 2015, 8:12 pm

I'm glad to see this too! I remember finding a magazine article all about bleach last time but didn't get it recorded. I'll see if I can find it again. :twisted:
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Post by icequeen » September 7th, 2015, 9:20 pm

I was so hoping you would do this one again, Tricia! I will have to read more of the thesaurus I read from last time. I think we will continue with B and C! :twisted: But then, reinforced concrete sounds like a winner. Or maybe I will find a PD phone book, that would be a great one!
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Post by TriciaG » September 8th, 2015, 4:23 am

Oops - apparently the "Reinforced Concrete Design" was done in volume 1. My mistake!

I've been thinking of reading one of the directories myself. I don't think you can find a true "telephone directory" from 1922 or earlier. I wonder when home telephone numbers (rather than party lines) became common. :hmm:
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Family history: The Medici, Vol. 2

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Post by aradlaw » September 8th, 2015, 7:28 am

I found Wholesale Price List of Newspapers and Periodicals, by D. D. Cottrell's Subscription Agency (Season 1905). :shock:
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Post by TriciaG » September 8th, 2015, 8:15 am

Nice! I'll put it in the 2nd post. 8-) Thanks!
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Family history: The Medici, Vol. 2

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Post by Availle » September 8th, 2015, 8:17 am

The smallest human chromosome, maybe?

Only 48 million nucleotides... I doubt it would fit into 74 minutes though - unless somebody is good at speed reading... :wink:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3521

Gutenberg has the other chromosomes too, by the way.
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Post by RuthieG » September 8th, 2015, 9:07 am

I have been looking for a suitable project to record Nose Improvers. But it seems to have a kind of morbidly fascinating quality, and I'm not sure that it would send anyone to sleep, or at least if it did, it might lead to some unpleasant dreams. Perhaps I should start a 'Weird Collection'...

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Post by harpinthecloset » September 8th, 2015, 11:13 am

RuthieG wrote:I have been looking for a suitable project to record Nose Improvers. But it seems to have a kind of morbidly fascinating quality, and I'm not sure that it would send anyone to sleep, or at least if it did, it might lead to some unpleasant dreams. Perhaps I should start a 'Weird Collection'...

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This entire insomnia concept puts a huge grin on my face - so brilliant. But - I would totally be interested in helping with a "Weird Collection"!
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