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Post Posted:: January 5th, 2017, 9:50 am 

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Palmetto Leaves by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/palmetto-leaves-by-harriet-beecher-stowe/

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After the Civil War, Harriet and her husband Charles bought an Orange Plantation in Mandarin, on the upper east coast of Florida, where they lived during the winter months. Over the years they expanded their cottage to accommodate many guests (now a museum open to the public). They opened schools to educate and churches to care for the recently freed negros pouring into Florida seeking refuge and opportunity. These charming essays, each describing a largely undeveloped rural land, became one of the first travel guides written about Florida and stimulated the first boom of tourism and residential development to that area. Stow describes its waterways, flora and fauna, the generosity of the people, the lush abundance of flowers, farmer's efforts to develop crops, Negro relations with whites, correspondence with famous persons, etc. (Summary by Michele Fry)

    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.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39972
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard

      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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      BC Admin

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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.


      • Project Code: Tu1h6n2b

      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Harriet Beecher Stowe) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Beecher_Stowe
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmetto_Leaves
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 20
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1873
      • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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      Genres for the project: Family Life; *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography, Travel, Culture

      Keywords that describe the book: Florida, travel, oranges, farming, Mandarin

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [#] of Palmetto Leaves. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "Palmetto Leaves, by Harriet Beecher Stowe. [Chapter #, Chapter Name]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Chapter #]"
      • If you wish, say:
        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of Palmetto Leaves, by Harriet Beecher Stowe. "

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      palmettoleaves_##_hbstowe_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the two-digit section number as shown in the MW
      (e.g. [b]palmettoleaves_01_hbstowe_128kb.mp3
      )
    9. Example ID3 V2 tags NO NEED TO PUT IN ID3 TAGS :D
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
      If you want to, add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
      Artist: Harriet Beecher Stowe
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: Palmetto Leaves

      You may ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: kathrinee
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

      Any questions?
      Please post below or PM the appropriate team member:

BC - Michele Fry (msfry)
MC - Kathrinee
Proof Listener - Michele Fry (msfry)

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Post Posted:: January 5th, 2017, 9:51 am 
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I can MC :D I'll be back in a little bit with a MW

ETA:
Please holler if you need me to do something ;)

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Post Posted:: January 5th, 2017, 10:45 am 

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kathrinee wrote:
I can MC :D I'll be back in a little bit with a MW

ETA:
Please holler if you need me to do something ;)
Thanks, Kathrine, that was quick! Record time actually in my experience, and I've got the MW filled in. Now let me go see what chapters I want to read. :D

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Post Posted:: January 5th, 2017, 2:11 pm 

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May I start with Section 11?

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Post Posted:: January 5th, 2017, 2:28 pm 

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silverquill wrote:
May I start with Section 11?
Indeed! Thank you.

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Post Posted:: January 5th, 2017, 4:48 pm 

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I would like to read 7, 14 and 15.

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Post Posted:: January 5th, 2017, 7:41 pm 

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BettyB wrote:
I would like to read 7, 14 and 15.

Betty
You got it. Thanks.

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Post Posted:: January 9th, 2017, 11:16 am 
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Moving to Readers Wanted: Books :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: January 9th, 2017, 9:39 pm 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/palmettoleaves_07_hbstowe_128kb.mp3
Time 9:32

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Post Posted:: January 10th, 2017, 9:31 am 

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Section 7 - Magnolia is PL OK

What a charming story, nicely read. Thank you.

New word for me - Chaffer, to haggle about the terms of an agreement or price of something.
"Magnolia, being quite sequestered, does not present the opportunity to chaffer even for a stick of candy."

I Bing'd "Magnolia, Mandarin, Florida" and here's a page I found with a nice plaque describing Stowe's stay in Florida (nothing on the actual boarding house, probably long gone):
http://places.historicbuildingsct.com/?p=459

This piece reminded me, I stayed at a 3 story boarding house one summer in Brookline, MS (near Boston). A mansion with 13 fully furnished bedrooms, one central kitchen and dining room, huge library, 2 living rooms, a game room for cards, chess, etc., 3 outdoor porches, a few gazebos on the lawn, laundry room, badminton, croquet, shuffleboard, right on a bus line. It was a very nice way to live, no housework, no chores. $300/week covered room, board and all amenities. That was back in 1986. Probably 3 or 4 times that now.

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Post Posted:: January 14th, 2017, 8:16 pm 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/palmettoleaves_14_hbstowe_128kb.mp3 9:18
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/palmettoleaves_15_hbstowe_128kb.mp3 9:37

I would like to continue with 10, 12 and 13.

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Post Posted:: January 14th, 2017, 8:41 pm 

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Thanks, Betty. I've put you in the MW for 10, 12, & 13. Will proof listen tomorrow.

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Post Posted:: January 15th, 2017, 10:04 pm 

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14 and 15 are PL OK

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Post Posted:: January 23rd, 2017, 8:15 pm 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/palmettoleaves_13_hbstowe_128kb.mp3
Time is 9:17

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Post Posted:: January 31st, 2017, 6:57 pm 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/palmettoleaves_10_hbstowe_128kb.mp3 10:55
https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/palmettoleaves_12_hbstowe_128kb.mp3 13:55

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