Coffee Break Collection #28 - HOBBIES - lt

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Post by msfry » May 7th, 2020, 12:24 pm

Coffee Break Collection #28 -- Hobbies, by Various Authors ( - ).
This is the 28th Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select and read stories or poems, fiction or non-fiction pieces of fifteen minutes' duration or less, suitable for short commutes and coffee breaks. The subject for this collection is "HOBBIES"... Please limit yourself to three submissions. The collection is full after 20 pieces have been submitted.
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Last edited by msfry on May 19th, 2020, 11:25 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Love Stories #3
Dreams Collection #2
Coffee Break Collection #28 - HOBBIES

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Post by Lynnet » May 7th, 2020, 1:39 pm

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Post by Lynnet » May 9th, 2020, 2:20 pm

To kick off this collection:
Home Dressmaking from Armour's Monthly Cook Book October 1913 edited by Mary Jane McClure

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26005/26005-h/26005-h.htm#Page_11

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc28_homedressmaking_lt_128kb.mp3
2:43

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Post by msfry » May 10th, 2020, 8:01 am

Thanks, Lynne. Will listen soon. Happy Mother's Day!
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Post by williamjones » May 10th, 2020, 7:36 pm

Uploaded Birdie
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc28_birdie_waj_128kb.mp3 8:48

From: Wild Nature Won by Kindness
Elizabeth BRIGHTWEN (1830 - 1906)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21111/21111-h/21111-h.htm#BIRDIE
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Post by msfry » May 10th, 2020, 8:08 pm

Thanks, will listen tomorrow.
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Post by PatrickLondon » May 11th, 2020, 1:57 am

Here's another:

The Romance of Stamp Collecting from Stamp Collecting as a Pastime, by Edward J. Nankivell (1848-1909 - book published 1902)

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc28_romancestampcollecting_pjw_128kb.mp3

Duration 5:58

Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/18204/18204-h/18204-h.htm#IX
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Post by msfry » May 11th, 2020, 10:24 am

Stamp Collecting as a Pastime is PL OK, and it may have just fired up my enthusiasm to check out my grandfather's French stamp collection that I inherited which has been sitting in a box for 20 years! That is, one day when I get the time. :D

Speaking of which, Patrick, would you have the time to PL my section on Feeding Birds in Summer and Winter? It's only 8 minutes.
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Post by msfry » May 11th, 2020, 10:32 am

Home Dressmaking is PL OK. Eee-gads, my Mom spent a great many hours at her sewing machine making her clothes and mine, and costumes galore. I have her machine now, and have used it, but never really got the hang of it.
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Post by msfry » May 11th, 2020, 10:46 am

Birdie is PL OK. Did I detect you choking up at the end? I can attest it is so sad when pets die -- they give such pleasure and mean so much.
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Post by williamjones » May 11th, 2020, 11:02 am

msfry wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 10:46 am
Birdie is PL OK. Did I detect you choking up at the end? I can attest it is so sad when pets die -- they give such pleasure and mean so much.
Yes, you heard rightly: tears did come to me eyes.The little Birdie in the story reminds me so very much of my little cockatiel Squawkamole (rhymes with Guacamole). These little birds are such good friends! Our two cockatiels are about 7 years old now. Supposedly they'll live another 25 years. I would go into deep sorrow if anything should happen to one of them.
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Post by Anitazz » May 11th, 2020, 12:14 pm

Looks like I stumbled on the same text as Patrick! Who'd'a'thought! I believe I selected a different chapter, although I almost went after the "Romance" one. Anyway, if you can use it, it is:

Stamp Collecting as a Pastime by Edward J. Nankivell (1848 - 1909)
https://archive.org/details/cu31924030135390/page/n9/mode/2up

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc28_asapastime_asm_128kb.mp3 (5:17)

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Post by msfry » May 11th, 2020, 4:27 pm

Looks like a different chapter to me, so yes lets include it. :D
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Post by PatrickLondon » May 12th, 2020, 6:13 am

Hello Michele

First time I've PL-ed! I used the text at

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/21111/21111-h/21111-h.htm#FEEDING_BIRDS_IN_SUMMER

and I noticed:

at 2:13, a few words missed from "golden-bronze plumage" to "sober-coloured mates"

at 7.30, should be "mother bird's heart", not "mother's bird heart"

at 7:41, a "very" has crept in front of "young birds"

at 7:49, should be "flowers" rather than "flower".

Intro, outro and volume OK.

Hope that suits!

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Post by msfry » May 12th, 2020, 7:35 am

Thanks, Patrick, I usually don't make so many mistakes. Glad you caught them, especially the first one where a whole sentence was missing. Strange thing about my computer, sometimes when it opens a Gutenberg text it will leave out a phrase or sentence. I catch this when I PL my own work and other people's too. They have recorded something that I don't see. I hit REFRESH, and there it is. In this case I should have been tipped off when I read "go bird", which made no sense, that something was missing.

Good catch, all, especially since I forgot to post my source and you found it anyway. Geez! I'm slipping. How did you do that?

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc28_feedingbirdssummerwinter_mtf_128kb.mp3 8:16
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21111/21111-h/21111-h.htm#FEEDING_BIRDS_IN_SUMMER

Now you just spot PL the areas you cited, making time adjustment of 8 seconds for the extra phrase I added at the beginning.
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Dreams Collection #2
Coffee Break Collection #28 - HOBBIES

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