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Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: December 23rd, 2008, 6:19 am
by RuthieG
Archive.org. which hosts our files, has a page for Librivox at http://www.archive.org/details/librivoxaudio which features various lists of most downloaded items, new releases, recent reviews etc.

Also included is a list of "Staff Picks" which, we have just found out, we can choose ourselves. :D

I shall be updating the list of "Staff Picks" every week or two from now on. [EDIT 2020: Now it's done every month.] So, if you have any favourites you would like to be included, please post your suggestions here.

I should like to have a variety of fiction, non-fiction, other languages, classics and lesser-known works, and would be particularly interested in anything topical, so if you feel your suggestion would be especially appropriate for a particular time of year, please make a note of this in your post.

Ruth

Posted: December 23rd, 2008, 6:20 am
by RuthieG

Posted: December 23rd, 2008, 9:30 am
by NoDecaf

Posted: December 23rd, 2008, 9:39 am
by chocoholic
For future use, you could go down Steampunk's Favorites (recommendations from lots of people).

Posted: December 23rd, 2008, 9:44 am
by Bear Creek Mama

Posted: December 23rd, 2008, 10:36 am
by RuthieG
I have added this one. I should warn that it isn't working quite as smoothly as I had hoped... it seems to take an age for the page to update, despite me flushing the WWW caches. :)

Ruth

Posted: December 23rd, 2008, 10:37 am
by RuthieG
chocoholic wrote:For future use, you could go down Steampunk's Favorites (recommendations from lots of people).
Yes, I'll do this. :)

Ruth

Posted: December 23rd, 2008, 10:34 pm
by smijen
Hi Ruth - If there's still a Christmas slot, I recommend The Birds' Christmas Carol. I am a bit partial since I BC'd it, but it is a short sweet story with a wonderful message and some lovely singing.

Posted: December 24th, 2008, 4:19 am
by RuthieG
Thank you! The Christmas Staff Picks are now full, and I am looking for next week's. They don't have to be topical, but I am going to include:

Old and New Year Ditties

So if anyone has any suggestions, fire away. I shall choose from the What are your Favourite Recordings? thread for some of them, too.

Ruth

Posted: December 24th, 2008, 7:44 am
by hugh
should we keep the current picks xmasy? if so, i have no suggestions ... i am an xmas humbug! ;-)

Posted: December 24th, 2008, 7:51 am
by RuthieG
hugh wrote:should we keep the current picks xmasy? if so, i have no suggestions ... i am an xmas humbug! ;-)
Bah! etc etc.

I have just done Christmas picks, as it was easy, quick and seasonal. I'd like lots of varied suggestions for following weeks. :)

Ruth

Posted: December 24th, 2008, 10:28 am
by smijen
I'm currently enjoying A Lady's Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia. It's a duet, read by annise and luciburg, catalogued Nov.22.

Posted: December 24th, 2008, 2:28 pm
by thistlechick
Really enjoyed The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne http://librivox.org/the-wrong-box-by-robert-louis-stevenson-and-lloyd-osbourne/ ... it made me giggle ... perhaps a humorous stories theme sometime?

Oh, in that case, add Pigs is Pigs http://librivox.org/short-story-collection-001/

Posted: December 24th, 2008, 7:31 pm
by SmokestackJones
Hey Ruthie,

Any chance I could sneak in my solo version of A Christmas Carol? (bats eyelashes coquettishly)

-SJ

Posted: December 26th, 2008, 3:16 am
by RuthieG
SmokestackJones wrote:Any chance I could sneak in my solo version of A Christmas Carol? (bats eyelashes coquettishly)
The eyelashes have it (a too frightening thought :lol:). It may take a little while to replace the other version.

Ruth