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Post by mightyfelix » April 11th, 2016, 6:17 pm

The Crook in the Lot; or, The Sovereignty and Wisdom of God , in the Afflictions of Men, Displayed by Thomas Boston (1676 - 1732).
A meditation on Ecclesiastes 7:3, "Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight which he hath made crooked?," The Crook in the Lot considers the purposes of God for suffering and affliction in the life of the Christian. ( Chris Bunn)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 11th, 2016, 7:43 pm

Chris,
I'd be happy to MC this for you.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 11th, 2016, 8:07 pm

Chris,

OK, your MW is set up.

For a solo project, you are the Book Coordinator. That means you fill out the Magic Window and post your links and times in the window when you upload your files.

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Google books blocks access to their materials in some countries. For this reason, we like to use an Internet Archive link where it is available (often the google books are also on IA). I have not been able to find this exact edition on IA, but I did find a version from 1839. Would you be OK using this source instead? [It includes a preface which is an author biography, you can read that or skip it]: https://archive.org/details/crookinlotord00bost If you feel strongly about the Google books edition, feel free to use that. This was actually reprinted quite a few times. There are a lot of editions on IA. https://archive.org/search.php?query=title%3A%28crook%20in%20the%20lot%29

For your intros, I would use the full double title on the first section. When you get to the second and following section, feel free to shorten the title to "The Crook in the Lot".

If you have questions, or if you have any trouble with the instructions in the BC how to, please post and we'll work through it together. There is quite a learning curve when you do your first solo. You've picked a nice size book - not too long and something that you are interested in, so it should be a manageable and enjoyable process for you.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 15th, 2016, 4:55 am

Moving this over to going solo to keep the launch pad tidy .. .
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Post by cdbunnsr » April 26th, 2016, 8:34 pm

Just checking in. I've done more work making sure of my sections work thematically. This book has a complex structure, and doesn't fall neatly into "chapters." Anyway, I'm ready to record finally and will be uploading sections soon. The project hasn't gone fallow.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 27th, 2016, 7:18 am

Thanks for the update!
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Post by cdbunnsr » May 16th, 2016, 6:40 pm

1839 edition will work fine. I've reworked my sections and added titles to the magic window.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 16th, 2016, 7:31 pm

OK, I'll put https://archive.org/details/crookinlotord00bost in as the source text for this project.
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Post by cdbunnsr » May 26th, 2016, 6:54 pm

I've recorded the Preface. https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/crookinthelot_01_boston_128kb.mp3
8:44 seconds.
I'll see how successful I am at entering this info in the magic window.
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Post by cdbunnsr » May 26th, 2016, 7:02 pm

Not sure where the duration of the recording goes. Put it in notes.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 26th, 2016, 7:57 pm

That's exactly where it goes!

Your MW looks great. Just change the status for section 1 to "ready to PL". It's a drop down menu.

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Post by craigdav1 » May 27th, 2016, 5:16 am

Would enjoy being dpl.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 27th, 2016, 6:44 am

Thanks Dave. I've added you to the MW.
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Post by craigdav1 » May 27th, 2016, 7:08 am

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3:01-3:06 delete repeat, “as a scholar..”

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Post by cdbunnsr » June 14th, 2016, 6:50 pm

Cleaned up the recording. Sorry. Here's the new link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/crookinthelot_01_boston_128kb.mp3

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