COMPLETE[ESSAY/SATIRE] The Book of This and That by Robert Lynd-ag

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Post by silverquill » April 22nd, 2018, 8:31 pm

The Book of This and That by Robert Lynd (1879 - 1949).

From the pen of the Irish poet and essayist, Robert Lynd, comes a collection of humorous and satirical essays on topics as wide ranging as stupidity, Christmas, spring fashions, and the beauty of statistics. ( Larry Wilson)

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-book-of-this-and-that-by-robert-lynd/
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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      • "Chapter [number] of The Book of This and That. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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Post by silverquill » April 22nd, 2018, 8:32 pm

As promised, here is another book of humorous, satirical essays by Robert Wilson Lynd.
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Post by alg1001 » April 23rd, 2018, 7:37 am

Hi Larry,
I will MC this for you. I'll move you in a day so everyone notices your new project.
Cheers!
Amy
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Post by silverquill » April 23rd, 2018, 8:11 am

alg1001 wrote:
April 23rd, 2018, 7:37 am
Hi Larry,
I will MC this for you. I'll move you in a day so everyone notices your new project.
Cheers!
Amy
Oh, if I mistakenly checked off the need for a preface, I'm sorry. I do need 28 sections, but they need to start with section 1.
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Post by Penumbra » April 23rd, 2018, 9:14 am

Oh, I'm definitely in on this one. I'd like the first two and the last two sections please, if I may.
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Post by silverquill » April 23rd, 2018, 9:57 am

Penumbra wrote:
April 23rd, 2018, 9:14 am
Oh, I'm definitely in on this one. I'd like the first two and the last two sections please, if I may.
Glad to have you on board, Tom!
I've put these in the MW, but the section numbers should change why Amy can get them renumbered.
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Post by alg1001 » April 23rd, 2018, 7:31 pm

silverquill wrote:
April 23rd, 2018, 9:57 am
Penumbra wrote:
April 23rd, 2018, 9:14 am
Oh, I'm definitely in on this one. I'd like the first two and the last two sections please, if I may.
Glad to have you on board, Tom!
I've put these in the MW, but the section numbers should change why Amy can get them renumbered.
Hi Larry,
It should be okay now.
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Post by mightyfelix » April 23rd, 2018, 9:33 pm

This sounds fun. I'll take the one on black cats, please. I may pick up more after I've had a chance to look at them.

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Post by silverquill » April 23rd, 2018, 9:48 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
April 23rd, 2018, 9:33 pm
This sounds fun. I'll take the one on black cats, please. I may pick up more after I've had a chance to look at them.
You've got the black cats!
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Post by realisticspeakers » April 24th, 2018, 7:03 am

Hello,

I would like Stupidity, Waste, and the Futurists. (9, 10, & 26)

Not that I have any particular agenda in mind, mind you.

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Post by silverquill » April 24th, 2018, 9:36 am

realisticspeakers wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 7:03 am
Hello,

I would like Stupidity, Waste, and the Futurists. (9, 10, & 26)

Not that I have any particular agenda in mind, mind you.
Thank you!
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Post by alg1001 » April 24th, 2018, 7:14 pm

Over to Short Works...
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Post by TomDaley » April 25th, 2018, 6:58 am

May I attempt #5 - The Humours of Murder, please?

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Post by silverquill » April 25th, 2018, 7:20 am

TomDaley wrote:
April 25th, 2018, 6:58 am
May I attempt #5 - The Humours of Murder, please?

Tom Daley
You are in for Section 5, Tom!
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Post by CoMo290 » April 25th, 2018, 1:31 pm

I would like to claim #3 and #6 please and thank you. Might even have one of them done before the end of the night.
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