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Post by Availle » December 1st, 2016, 5:01 pm

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Post by BjornTHV » December 2nd, 2016, 5:51 pm

Availle wrote:The theme for January 2016 (wow, a new year again!)
I think you may want to buy a new calendar, or return the one you bought as it's an old one... According to my calendar, the new year will be 2017
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Post by Availle » December 2nd, 2016, 5:57 pm

Oops... :oops:
:lol:

No new calender for me until... February. :wink:
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Post by Availle » January 1st, 2017, 7:22 pm

Happy New Year everybody! :clap:

Sickness related a bit later than usual, but...
The staff has picked for January - thanks for your suggestions. Please have a look at this page for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year.

The theme for next month will be

Love and Romance

suitable for Valentines Day. I am happy about all suggestions concerning, well, love and romance - there should be lots of books in our catalog that people don't know yet, right?

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

Thanks for your help! :wink:
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Post by TriciaG » January 1st, 2017, 7:25 pm

https://librivox.org/he-fell-in-love-with-his-wife-by-edward-p-roe/

Marriage of convenience between two 40-ish adults, which grows into more. I loved the story - not mushy, but a lot of fun.
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Post by AdeledePignerolles » January 1st, 2017, 7:32 pm

On of my favorite LV recordings of all time:
https://librivox.org/cyrano-de-bergerac-by-edmond-rostand/
And another all time favorite that sort of makes fun of victorian love:
https://librivox.org/the-importance-of-being-earnest-by-oscar-wilde/
Thanks! :)

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Post by Lynnet » January 1st, 2017, 9:19 pm

Help us finish:

Stories by Foreign Authors - Russian Authors 3 sections remaining

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Post by Availle » January 1st, 2017, 11:25 pm

There are only 5 stories. I bet "unsuccessful marriages" would be more interesting to write about. :lol:
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Post by Carolin » January 2nd, 2017, 12:25 am

Carolin

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The Romance of Modern Invention by Archibald Williams, The Note-books of Samuel Butler, and Zofloya by Charlotte Dacre!


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Post by Peter Why » January 2nd, 2017, 1:17 am

A little poem about two people in love: Recuerdo, by Edna St Vincent Millay: https://librivox.org/recuerdo-by-edna-st-vincent-millay/

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Post by Lynnet » January 2nd, 2017, 4:29 am

Availle wrote:There are only 5 stories. I bet "unsuccessful marriages" would be more interesting to write about. :lol:
Close enough? Troubled marriages... https://librivox.org/stories-of-troubled-marriages-by-ella-darcy/
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » January 2nd, 2017, 8:34 am

For the play, how about A Kiss for Cinderella - just finished. Really poignant love story . . . surprised me on many levels.
https://librivox.org/a-kiss-for-cinderella-by-j-m-barrie/

(maybe you will need to repeat this theme again, it looks like there is a lot to choose from and a lot of different directions you could take this! it will be tough to pick :) )

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Post by RuthieG » January 2nd, 2017, 12:42 pm

Drama: The Proposal by Anton Chekhov.

How much actual love is involved in this marriage proposal is a moot point... but it was a whole lot of fun.

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Post by Availle » January 2nd, 2017, 4:48 pm

I know the Chekhov piece - it was fun indeed, same as The Bear...

About Cinderella: I would really appreciate it if people could give a summary that tells me more than "This is a nice story called x". :roll: Makes staff-picking so much easier.
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