14th anniversary?

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Post by mightyfelix » July 28th, 2019, 3:42 pm

I haven't seen a 14th anniversary collection yet, even though our anniversary is getting nearer and nearer. I don't recall who was BC in previous years, and I don't know if they'd be willing or able to do it this year. But I'd hate to see this year's anniversary come and go without a collection. It's one of my favorite traditions!

If need be, I can start up this collection myself, but I'd need a co-BC. I have a few projects already that I'm trying to get off of my plate so that I can introduce another DR.

Is anyone interested in helping me wrangle up a cool collection to commemorate 14 years of LibriVox?

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Post by TriciaG » July 28th, 2019, 3:49 pm

Before committing, you may want to do research to find texts that have "14" in the title. I think the previous BC decided not to continue because it was getting harder to find texts.

(There's always Psalm 14 and Sonnet 14 and Chapter 14 of whatever book, but I suspect there aren't many stand-alone works above 13.)
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Post by annise » July 28th, 2019, 3:55 pm

cross post

A collection of the 14th chapter and 14th psalm seems pretty boring and I couldn't find anything much else when I looked

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Post by KevinS » July 28th, 2019, 4:35 pm

How does it all work? Could one read a chapter from a book with 'fourteen' in its title?

https://archive.org/search.php?query=%28fourteen%29+AND+date%3A%5B1800-01-01+TO+1923-12-31%5D&page=1

I'd even be willing to do a whole book: https://archive.org/details/myfourteenmonths00robi/page/n5
E agora, José?

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Post by TriciaG » July 28th, 2019, 5:05 pm

KevinS wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 4:35 pm
How does it all work? Could one read a chapter from a book with 'fourteen' in its title?

https://archive.org/search.php?query=%28fourteen%29+AND+date%3A%5B1800-01-01+TO+1923-12-31%5D&page=1

I'd even be willing to do a whole book: https://archive.org/details/myfourteenmonths00robi/page/n5
You can see previous selections: https://librivox.org/group/199?primary_key=199&search_category=group&search_page=1&search_form=get_results
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Post by KevinS » July 28th, 2019, 5:33 pm

I think we should try it. And if contributions are hard to come by, we'll stop at 14.
E agora, José?

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Post by KevinS » July 28th, 2019, 5:34 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Is anyone interested in helping me wrangle up a cool collection to commemorate 14 years of LibriVox?
Yes. Me.

And the 14th anniversary flower is said to be the dahlia. That's another possible link.
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Post by mightyfelix » July 28th, 2019, 5:52 pm

Hm. I hadn't researched it, no. I could see, though, why it might be a problem. Maybe from here on out we should only stick with multiples of five or ten for anniversaries. I'll give it some more thought.

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Post by Lucasoliveira » July 28th, 2019, 5:54 pm

I can co-bc it with you!

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Post by Lucasoliveira » July 28th, 2019, 6:14 pm

And I can read something in portuguese! http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22412, this is a little book of poems, and have 14 in the title.

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Post by Peter Why » July 29th, 2019, 12:40 am

Have we any books for teens?

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Post by KevinS » July 29th, 2019, 5:25 am

Peter Why wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 12:40 am
Have we any books for teens?

Peter
Good idea!
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Post by TriciaG » July 29th, 2019, 5:40 am

Peter Why wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 12:40 am
Have we any books for teens?

Peter
If it were my project, I'd reject this idea as too far of a stretch. Same with anniversary flowers, etc. Traditionally, the number has been in the title of the work, although there were some other stretches in the past ("noon" for 12, for example).

But I'm not in charge, so I'd just roll my eyes instead. :mrgreen:
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Post by KevinS » July 29th, 2019, 5:43 am

TriciaG wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 5:40 am
Peter Why wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 12:40 am
Have we any books for teens?

Peter
If it were my project, I'd reject this idea as too far of a stretch. Same with anniversary flowers, etc. Traditionally, the number has been in the title of the work, although there were some other stretches in the past ("noon" for 12, for example).

But I'm not in charge, so I'd just roll my eyes instead. :mrgreen:
What will it take for you to shout, "Go, team!"?

I'll do it!
E agora, José?

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Post by annise » July 29th, 2019, 5:48 am

Let's just let Devorah who proposed it have time to work things out - strange as it might seem to some, projects worked out in advance do turn out better.

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