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LenaSukhaya
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Post by LenaSukhaya » June 30th, 2020, 3:12 am

Hi LibriVox community,

I'm from Melbourne. I read in Russian and proof-listen in Russian and English.

I relocated to Australia from Moscow, Russia, five years ago with my husband, two sons and eleven boxes of books so it's kind of natural that I ended up being an LV volunteer. I am a Wikipedian (specialising in biographies), diarist and Instagram enthusiast and I love reading aloud to my family. I also have a day-time job in legal administration but currently taking a hiatus from working full-time until next year.

I started listening to audiobooks fairly recently - I used to prefer either writing or 'old-school' reading (a paper book) and was convinced I cannot follow the text without using my eyes. Having listened to a few audiobooks, I realised that my love for reading aloud may be appropriately applied. And while listening to a LibriVox recording of 'My Trip Abroad' by Charlie Chaplin, I decided to check out if I can be of any service to the LibriVox community.

It was the perfect time to join as the Russian fairy tales project had just begun, and I happen to be a big fan of the Russian folklore :9: . I immediately made a test recording, rolled up my sleeves and, even without introducing myself, started recording (I have previously made videos for YouTube so I sort of knew what I was signing up for :) ).

Apart from Russian folklore and biographies, my interests are classical philosophy, history of management, history of theatre / motion pictures, history of education... I guess, my interest is History in general with a focus on the beginning of the 20th century :D

Thank you very much for your warm welcome! I am really enjoying my time on LV :) .
С уважением, Лена

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Post by philchenevert » July 2nd, 2020, 10:56 am

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Post by Kazbek » July 2nd, 2020, 7:19 pm

Hi, Lena! Great to find out a bit more about you. I'm happy that the fairy tale project was there for your first contributions here!

The eleven boxes of books made me smile. It sounds very familiar. When we moved to the States about 30 years ago, we decided to send a large portion of our library by mail, especially in view of how things were before internet. I don't know how many parcels we sent, but it must have been dozens. I still remember pouring hot sealing wax on them at the post office and then putting the post office seal on it. The Russian words for those two things, сургуч and печать somehow feel very real and almost intimate to me, while their English equivalents seem disembodied and distant. I don't even know if anyone still uses sealing wax...

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LenaSukhaya
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Post by LenaSukhaya » July 4th, 2020, 6:48 am

urge lots of Russian language projects!
Thank you Phil! Will try to deliver :) .
С уважением, Лена

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Post by LenaSukhaya » July 4th, 2020, 6:52 am

сургуч and печать somehow feel very real and almost intimate to me
Same with me! One of my most fascinating childhood memories! :D
С уважением, Лена

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