[GRP MEMOIR] Chateau and Country Life in France by Mary King Waddington - lny

Every work here needs a reader! Please sign up and help us complete these books. The symbol ~ means that Proof Listeners are needed
ColleenMc
Posts: 1311
Joined: April 9th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Post by ColleenMc » April 19th, 2020, 7:23 pm

Chateau and Country Life in France by Mary King Waddington (1833 - 1923).

Mary King Waddington was the American daughter of Charles King, ninth president of Columbia University, and the granddaughter of New York Senator Rufus King. She moved to France with her parents in 1871, and three years later married William Waddington, French diplomat and statesman. After Waddington’s death in 1894, Mary published two volumes of memoirs of life as a diplomat’s wife. In 1909 she followed up with Chateau and Country Life in France, which describes her later life in the French countryside. Its chapters tell of chateaux visits, holidays and festivals, and country customs, and are a mix of more formal memoir pieces and sections that read like diary entries or chatty letters to American friends.
( Colleen McMahon)
    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/14029
    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!


      Magic Window:



      BC Admin ===========================================
      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: 7Goy2beP
        ============================================

        Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography/Memoirs

        Keywords that describe the book: travel, memoir, autobiography, France, 19th century, woman author, 20th century, social life and customs, american author

        ============================================
      • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

        Set your recording software to:
        Channels: 1 (Mono)
        Bit Rate: 128 kbps
        Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
      • 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)
        • "Section [number] of Chateau and Country Life in France. 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:
          "Chateau and Country Life in France, by Mary King Waddington. Chapter [Number] [Chapter Title] [Part Number if chapter is divided]"

        END of recording
        • At the end of the section, say:
          "End of section [number]"
        • 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 Chateau and Country Life in France, by Mary King Waddington. "

        There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

        Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
      • 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 latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
        Save files as
        128 kbps MP3
        chateauandcountrylife_##_waddington_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. chateauandcountrylife_01_waddington_128kb.mp3)
      • Example ID3 V2 tags
        (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
        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: Mary King Waddington
        Title: ## - [Section title]
        Album: Chateau and Country Life in France

        Please 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
          Image
          (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
        • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: linny-linny
        • 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
Last edited by ColleenMc on April 25th, 2020, 6:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

ColleenMc
Posts: 1311
Joined: April 9th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Post by ColleenMc » April 19th, 2020, 7:59 pm

Reader Notes:

--Please don't read the illustration captions

--There are a couple of brief informational notes, please read them when you reach the footnote number in the text, in the format: "NOTE (footnote contents) END OF NOTE" then pick back up with the text.

--There are a fair amount of French place names and personal names, quite a few French words and terms, and a few longer phrases and sentences. Just do your best if you don't speak French! If you want help with pronunciation, I find Forvo.com is a good site and has most place names, the names of important people, as well as commonly used words and sometimes entire phrases/sentences. If I can't find something there, I try Googling "pronounce (word or phrase)" and try another site or one of the You Tube channels that provide pronunciations, but those are often computer generated and are not necessarily correct. I always try Forvo first and then just do my best.

--This is my first project as book coordinator so if I do anything that seems out of the usual process or I'm confusing you with anything, please ask here in the thread or send me a PM. Thanks!

Colleen
Last edited by ColleenMc on April 20th, 2020, 9:35 am, edited 4 times in total.

ej400
Posts: 2754
Joined: September 24th, 2014, 10:26 am
Location: Minnesota

Post by ej400 » April 19th, 2020, 8:05 pm

Can I please DPL? :D

ColleenMc
Posts: 1311
Joined: April 9th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Post by ColleenMc » April 19th, 2020, 8:16 pm

Sure thing, and thanks! :D

Colleen

linny
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 13647
Joined: November 5th, 2010, 12:37 pm
Location: Florida, USA

Post by linny » April 20th, 2020, 8:09 am

Colleen, this looks like an interesting project. Nice pick. I can MC for you. I'll be back soon with your MW.

ColleenMc
Posts: 1311
Joined: April 9th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Post by ColleenMc » April 20th, 2020, 8:13 am

Thanks so much, Linny!

Colleen

linny
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 13647
Joined: November 5th, 2010, 12:37 pm
Location: Florida, USA

Post by linny » April 20th, 2020, 8:15 am

OK, your MW is up. You may want to shorten the file name but you don't have to. chateauandcountrylifeinfrance seems a little long to me but it's up to you. Have fun!

ColleenMc
Posts: 1311
Joined: April 9th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Post by ColleenMc » April 20th, 2020, 9:21 am

Oh, I didn't know you could! Is Chateauandcountrylife enough? Do I change it or do you? I'm not sure about this part of things yet.

Colleen

linny
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 13647
Joined: November 5th, 2010, 12:37 pm
Location: Florida, USA

Post by linny » April 20th, 2020, 11:37 am

ColleenMc wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 9:21 am
Oh, I didn't know you could! Is Chateauandcountrylife enough? Do I change it or do you? I'm not sure about this part of things yet.

Colleen
I changed it in the first post for you. As BC you can do this as well. The template generator always gives the full title. It's always better to do adjust the file naming at the start of the project. If it's a multi volume work we attempt to keep the naming convention similar. That doesn't always happen but it's a goal.

Have fun on your first BC project and let me know if you have any questions along the way. :D

linny
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 13647
Joined: November 5th, 2010, 12:37 pm
Location: Florida, USA

Post by linny » April 22nd, 2020, 6:24 am

Headed to readers wanted. :thumbs:

KevinS
Posts: 7549
Joined: April 7th, 2019, 8:32 am
Contact:

Post by KevinS » April 25th, 2020, 3:36 pm

12 and 13, please.

jennlea
Posts: 422
Joined: February 10th, 2019, 9:44 pm

Post by jennlea » April 25th, 2020, 4:40 pm

May I claim sections 1 and 2?
-Jenn B.

ColleenMc
Posts: 1311
Joined: April 9th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Post by ColleenMc » April 25th, 2020, 6:24 pm

Yes please! Thank you both!

Colleen

KevinS
Posts: 7549
Joined: April 7th, 2019, 8:32 am
Contact:

Post by KevinS » April 26th, 2020, 1:17 pm

Here is Section 12, but please don't place it in the Magic Window yet. I want to check on some of the French first.

https://librivox.org/uploads/linny/chateauandcountrylife_12_waddington_128kb.mp3 (21:14)

If I am struck and killed by a bus in the meantime, then you've got this at least!

ElizabethOfTheSea
Posts: 6
Joined: April 28th, 2020, 11:30 am

Post by ElizabethOfTheSea » May 1st, 2020, 7:36 am

Hello!

This memoir feels like a little vacation to the French countryside in book form! May I read section 15, "A Corner of Normandy"?

Post Reply