[group]Coffee Break Collection #29 - DOGS - lt

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Post by msfry » September 18th, 2020, 10:09 am

Coffee Break Collection #29 -- DOGS, by Various Authors (lt).
This is the 29th Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select and read stories, fiction or non-fiction pieces of fifteen minutes' duration or less, suitable for short commutes and coffee breaks. The subject for this collection is "DOGS"... and the collection is full after 20 stories have been submitted.
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    Where do I find the text? Any Public Domain text is acceptable. Project Gutenberg is a good place to start. Here are a few sources (contributed by Colleen and Bill)
    Pussy and Doggie Tales: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27190
    Victorian Pets: Dogs https://www.victorianvoices.net/topics/pets/dogs.shtml
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  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( VARIOUS) : n/a
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Post by ColleenMc » September 18th, 2020, 11:08 am

Cool topic!

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Post by Lynnet » September 18th, 2020, 5:06 pm

All set.
And Baxter and Marcie approve :mrgreen:
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Post by ColleenMc » September 20th, 2020, 9:02 am

Jo (knotyouraveragejo) posted a link to a wonderful site of scans of Victorian-era magazine articles, all broken out by topic. There is a large section on Pets, including a subcategory on Dogs that people interested in this collection might want to take a look at:

https://www.victorianvoices.net/topics/pets/dogs.shtml

Of course not all of them will be short enough to fit in this collection, but there should be some fun ones!

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Post by adr6090 » September 20th, 2020, 2:43 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 9:02 am
Jo (knotyouraveragejo) posted a link to a wonderful site of scans of Victorian-era magazine articles, all broken out by topic. There is a large section on Pets, including a subcategory on Dogs that people interested in this collection might want to take a look at:

https://www.victorianvoices.net/topics/pets/dogs.shtml

Of course not all of them will be short enough to fit in this collection, but there should be some fun ones!

Colleen

Colleen,
Thank you for sharing that link. I will look it over & probably choose 1 to record. 😃
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Post by msfry » September 20th, 2020, 5:48 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 9:02 am
Jo (knotyouraveragejo) posted a link to a wonderful site of scans of Victorian-era magazine articles, all broken out by topic. There is a large section on Pets, including a subcategory on Dogs that people interested in this collection might want to take a look at:

https://www.victorianvoices.net/topics/pets/dogs.shtml

Of course not all of them will be short enough to fit in this collection, but there should be some fun ones!

Colleen
This illustrates the answer to an inquiry made on Saturday's 9/19 Zoom session about how to find material to record, that one literary discovery leads to another, ad infinitum. There is no shortage of material for us to explore and record in our lifetimes.
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Post by adr6090 » September 20th, 2020, 7:29 pm

msfry wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 5:48 pm
ColleenMc wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 9:02 am
Jo (knotyouraveragejo) posted a link to a wonderful site of scans of Victorian-era magazine articles, all broken out by topic. There is a large section on Pets, including a subcategory on Dogs that people interested in this collection might want to take a look at:

https://www.victorianvoices.net/topics/pets/dogs.shtml

Of course not all of them will be short enough to fit in this collection, but there should be some fun ones!

Colleen
This illustrates the answer to an inquiry made on Saturday's 9/19 Zoom session about how to find material to record, that one literary discovery leads to another, ad infinitum. There is no shortage of material for us to explore and record in our lifetimes.
No doubt Michele, that is why this is THE best addiction as there is ALWAYS material about. :clap:
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Post by ColleenMc » September 21st, 2020, 3:47 am

msfry wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 5:48 pm
ColleenMc wrote:
September 20th, 2020, 9:02 am
Jo (knotyouraveragejo) posted a link to a wonderful site of scans of Victorian-era magazine articles, all broken out by topic. There is a large section on Pets, including a subcategory on Dogs that people interested in this collection might want to take a look at:

https://www.victorianvoices.net/topics/pets/dogs.shtml

Of course not all of them will be short enough to fit in this collection, but there should be some fun ones!

Colleen
This illustrates the answer to an inquiry made on Saturday's 9/19 Zoom session about how to find material to record, that one literary discovery leads to another, ad infinitum. There is no shortage of material for us to explore and record in our lifetimes.
Frack, I forgot the Zoom meetup. OMG I find so much stuff I want to record (or listen to someone else read to me!)
Internet Archive is a treasure but you have to limit the searches correctly....I tend to stick to American Libraries because if it’s “always available” it’s likely PD.

Magazines are a treasure trove. There are dozens on PG but the Magazine Rack and Pulp Archive collections on IA are where I spend way too much time. Just limit the dates to 1924 and prior so you don’t get excited about something and then notice that it was published in 1936....and double check because the “labor of love” archives on IA are just that and errors happen.

Another place I love to dig is the old New York Times. If you have a subscription you can run wild through their archives, and even if you don’t, they have an assortment of articles free for all. google “spiderbytes” and New York Times to find those pages of links.

As for books, my 3 favorite ways to find things via serendipity are:

1) going to the search feature on PG and clicking “Random” which brings up a page of 20-25 random works. Hitting the refresh brings another batch...and another....and another....

2) there are publisher catalogs on PG and sometimes it’s fun to go through them, then search for eye catching titles in PG and IA

3) look at the “also by this author” and publisher ad pages in the front and end of the books on PG and IA. This is especially helpful when looking at dime novels or other “throwaway” books of the era, tho it’s very hit and miss whether you will find an intriguing title.

I literally spend hours digging around, sometimes without ever settling into reading anything (but with 8 or 10 things to explore further downloaded to my tablet). I periodically post to the Suggestions board (and digging around in the older pages of that board is it’s own adventure!) just to sort of justify the time I’ve spent playing in archives....

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Post by msfry » September 21st, 2020, 6:51 am

Colleen, this fabulous post will soon get lost in this project. I recommend you copy and paste it in the Book Suggestions thread, or maybe Suggestions, or both, entitled something like "Where to find PD material to read". I am afraid to explore the links until I clear my plate of other projects, for I know what an adventure going down that rabbit hole is. :shock:
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Post by msfry » September 21st, 2020, 7:26 am

Lynne, what if I change this to Dogs and Cats? Or should I wait and do the next one on Cats? There are probably at least 20 good short stories on each, don't you think and I'm running into both at the same time? Maybe I could do both collections simultaneously?
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Post by Lynnet » September 21st, 2020, 7:37 am

msfry wrote:
September 21st, 2020, 7:26 am
Lynne, what if I change this to Dogs and Cats? Or should I wait and do the next one on Cats? There are probably at least 20 good short stories on each, don't you think and I'm running into both at the same time? Maybe I could do both collections simultaneously?
Your choice... I think you could safely have 2 separate collections, although you may have some crossover (e.g. "The dog and cat who were best friends"... I just made that one up, so don't go looking for it :lol: )
As for running them simultaneously, again, up to you. I can set a second one up if you were happy to do the extra work :mrgreen: And you'd be running the risk of #30 being catalogued before #29... but I could live with that if you could.
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Post by ColleenMc » September 21st, 2020, 7:56 am

msfry wrote:
September 21st, 2020, 6:51 am
Colleen, this fabulous post will soon get lost in this project. I recommend you copy and paste it in the Book Suggestions thread, or maybe Suggestions, or both, entitled something like "Where to find PD material to read". I am afraid to explore the links until I clear my plate of other projects, for I know what an adventure going down that rabbit hole is. :shock:
Thanks for the suggestion! I thought about that after I posted this and I will copy and paste it as its own thread either in suggestions or in the general discussion that was a good idea thank you

Edited to add: I pasted most of my response here to a new thread on the “Need Help/Got Advice” board under heading “Finding Material to Record”

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Post by ColleenMc » September 21st, 2020, 11:20 am

Yes I'm still procrastinating in the Internet Archive...and I found this gem, which is chock full of potential pieces for this collection:

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.221029/page/n9/mode/2up

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Post by williamjones » September 22nd, 2020, 5:50 pm

Uploaded

From The Jaws of a Wolf
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc29_fromthejaws_wj_128kb.mp3 09:20

No, author specified, appeared page 359 of "Chums".
Story found at: Chums95-Dog.pdf
Journal: VictoriamVoice.net
Section: Victorian Pets: Dogs
Subsection: True Tales of Man's Best Friend

I searched Google, Gutenberg and IA for the title and for chums95 - all with no luck.
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Post by msfry » September 23rd, 2020, 7:14 am

williamjones wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 5:50 pm
Uploaded

From The Jaws of a Wolf
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc29_fromthejaws_wj_128kb.mp3 09:20

No, author specified, appeared page 359 of "Chums".
Story found at: Chums95-Dog.pdf
Journal: VictoriamVoice.net
Section: Victorian Pets: Dogs
Subsection: True Tales of Man's Best Friend

I searched Google, Gutenberg and IA for the title and for chums95 - all with no luck.
This story came from Colleen's suggested Victorian link above, and the story is here: https://www.victorianvoices.net/ARTICLES/MISC/Chums/Chums95-Dog.pdf
I don't see an author listed either, so I guess we just say published in Victorian Voice
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