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Post by ColleenMc » November 1st, 2020, 6:49 pm

Is there any limit to the number of contributions we can make to the Insomnia collections? I have another (entirely different, but still soporific) chunk of local history I'd like to record.

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Post by TriciaG » November 1st, 2020, 6:51 pm

You can definitely do another one. I don't know about limits; we didn't have any before, but if someone tries to submit 10 sections, I'll have to impose one. :lol:
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by TriciaG » November 2nd, 2020, 10:37 am

The Andover account is PL OK!

"It is said that Stone cut his wife's throat." What a thing to add to the account!
"who fell into a bucket of suds..." you never know how you're gonna go...
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by ColleenMc » November 2nd, 2020, 12:22 pm

I know! That’s one of the things I loved about this guy. It’s like: Henry Smith married Martha Jones. Their son cut his own throat. His house is the second one on the post road, 30 rods from the pond named after Zebediah Abbott who bought the land in 1735.....

Boring boring BOMB boring....

I’m gonna have to read more of this series in a future collection.

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Post by commonsparrow3 » November 5th, 2020, 6:55 pm

Here's my snoozable reading at last. It turned out to be so long that I divided it into 2 sections, if that's okay.

• Links to Recordings -
Part 1 - (length 53:23) - https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/ins005_cataloguingrules1_hitchler_128kb.mp3
Part 2 - (length 49:04) - https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/ins005_cataloguingrules2_hitchler_128kb.mp3

• Title - Comparative Cataloguing Rules
• Author - Theresa Hitchler (1867-1955)
• Source - https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001162776

Also, I didn't realize how raspy my voice sounds until I was well into the editing process, but then it struck me as a very noticeable hoarseness. If you think it's bad enough to annoy listeners awake, instead of soothing them to sleep, please be honest enough to say so. I won't be offended, as I have my own doubts about the matter already. If necessary, I don't mind scrapping these recordings and trying again. I want to be sure they will actually work as a put-em-to-sleep aid.

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Post by TriciaG » November 5th, 2020, 7:02 pm

Okay, thanks! :)
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by TriciaG » November 6th, 2020, 2:37 pm

Part 1 (which I find interesting, by the way - as these things relate to our LV catalog!)

23:51 - "under real name, followed by P S followed by pseud" - is this a stumble/repeat?

I heard a bit of raspiness, but I don't think it's enough to warrant a re-do.
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by TriciaG » November 6th, 2020, 4:45 pm

Cataloging part 2 - PL OK!

You got me. I had a hard time concentrating from about 35 minutes on. :P
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by commonsparrow3 » November 6th, 2020, 7:45 pm

TriciaG wrote:
November 6th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Part 1
23:51 - "under real name, followed by P S followed by pseud" - is this a stumble/repeat?
Here's the corrected Part 1 - https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/ins005_cataloguingrules1_hitchler_128kb.mp3
For some reason, I first inexplicably interpreted "pseud" as an acronym, and began to read it out letter-by-letter, when it suddenly dawned on me that it was abbreviation for pseudonym - (duh!)
Maybe that's a sign the book was already putting the reader to sleep!
TriciaG wrote:
November 6th, 2020, 2:37 pm
I heard a bit of raspiness, but I don't think it's enough to warrant a re-do.
I'm glad the raspiness doesn't seem as bad as I'd feared; thanks for reassuring me.
TriciaG wrote:
November 6th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Part 1 (which I find interesting, by the way - as these things relate to our LV catalog!)
Yeah, sometimes a supposedly boring topic can be actually interesting, depending on the listener's background. I have decided that my ideal Insomnia recordings - the ones that work to put me to sleep - have to be on topics I'm sort of interested in, at least enough to initially distract me from my brain's worries. (A phone book, for instance, would just slide right past me unnoticed and leave me worrying away.) But after the first few minutes of being interested in the topic, it should then gradually dawn on me that the writer's style of presentation is very dull and repetitive and rambling, at which point it loses my attention and I doze off. So - mildly interesting topic, very boringly presented - that's my idea of a good insomnia cure.

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Post by TriciaG » November 7th, 2020, 7:54 am

Thanks! PL OK!
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by commonsparrow3 » November 7th, 2020, 8:03 pm

TriciaG wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 7:54 am
Thanks! PL OK!
Thanks, Tricia!

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Post by mightyfelix » November 8th, 2020, 11:54 pm

Here's mine. I decided to go for, not boring necessarily, but soothing.

Part 4 of Our Homes and Their Adornments by Almon C. Varney (1849-1930)
https://archive.org/details/ourhomestheirado1882varn/page/301/mode/2up
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/ins005_homesandadornmentspt4_varney_128kb.mp3
58:38

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Post by TriciaG » November 9th, 2020, 7:35 am

Thank you! Sometimes, like Maria said, we need something engaging enough to keep our attention but calm enough to not hold it too strongly. ;)
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by TriciaG » November 9th, 2020, 10:12 am

Our Homes is PL OK!
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by JamesJenkins » November 9th, 2020, 2:24 pm

I was going to offer to record all or part of this, but then I realized it has already been recorded

It put me to sleep several times reading it on my Kobo. You could group some of the segments to whatever length you want.

https://librivox.org/ketchup-by-a-w-bitting/



20,000 words - PG disclaimer

Ketchup / Methods of Manufacture; Microscopic Examination
By A. W. Bitting & K. G. Bitting
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56703
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