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Post by philchenevert » December 4th, 2012, 1:12 pm

Pipefuls by CHRISTOPHER MORLEY (1890 - 1957) .

This Smokey Project is now complete and can be found in our catalog at http://librivox.org/pipefuls-by-christopher-morley/
A delightful collection of 48 essays on various topics of the human condition that caught his fancy. Witty, insightful and funny of course and on occasion thought provoking and even disturbing. From the preface "These sketches gave me pain to write; they will give the judicious patron pain to read; therefore we are quits. I think, as I look over their slattern paragraphs, of that most tragic hour—it falls about 4 p. m. in the office of an evening newspaper—when the unhappy compiler tries to round up the broodings of the day and still get home in time for supper. And yet perhaps the will-to-live is in them, for are they not a naked exhibit of the antics a man will commit in order to earn a living? In extenuation it may be pleaded that none of them are so long that they may not be mitigated by an accompanying pipe of tobacco." (Summary by phil chenevert)
Volunteers outside the USA: CHRISTOPHER MORLEY died in 1957. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955).
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Post by sonnethaiku » December 4th, 2012, 3:06 pm

Okay Phil - hurry up with the MW so I can claim something! :D :D :D I'm really excited about this project!
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Post by philchenevert » December 4th, 2012, 3:42 pm

sonnethaiku wrote:Okay Phil - hurry up with the MW so I can claim something! :D :D :D I'm really excited about this project!
I admire your enthusiasm! But you don't need to wait, you can claim a section now at random or check out the book and see which one(s) you would like. :thumbs:
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Post by sonnethaiku » December 4th, 2012, 3:54 pm

Then please put me down for "Safety Pins" and whatever number 42 will be. :D


ETA: And "On Waiting for the Curtain to Come Up." But no more! I have enough to do and I cannot risk being swept away by enthusiasm at the critical juncture in RL! :mrgreen:
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Post by philchenevert » December 4th, 2012, 3:56 pm

sonnethaiku wrote:Then please put me down for "Safety Pins" and whatever number 42 will be. :D
Fine. You are now assigned sections 2 and 42. :D
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Post by sonnethaiku » December 4th, 2012, 3:58 pm

Okay, well, I don't mind doing section #2 as well. Image But I really would like to do #5, please.
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Post by philchenevert » December 4th, 2012, 4:10 pm

sonnethaiku wrote:Okay, well, I don't mind doing section #2 as well. Image But I really would like to do #5, please.
Whoops! that was my mistake. I will change you to section 5 and delete 2. no problem.

EDIT: of course you may have as many as you wish.
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Post by Morlock » December 4th, 2012, 8:56 pm

I shall request section 12: Meditations of A Bookseller (though I may'nt deserve it.) :)
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Post by philchenevert » December 4th, 2012, 9:08 pm

Morlock wrote:I shall request section 12: Meditations of A Bookseller (though I may'nt deserve it.) :)

HA. Of course you deserve it! Section 12 is yours to enjoy.
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Post by rkilmer » December 5th, 2012, 4:58 am

Phil,

May I read sections 18 (Joyce Kilmer) and 39 (Sunday Morning)?

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Post by philchenevert » December 5th, 2012, 7:51 am

rkilmer wrote:Phil,

May I read sections 18 (Joyce Kilmer) and 39 (Sunday Morning)?

Thanks,
Richard
Yep, you certainly may Richard. Lucky you spoke up, I was looking at Joyce Kilmer myself but you have saved me from my myself. :D
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Post by jojowasaman » December 5th, 2012, 10:50 am

I would like

7 - Moving


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Post by philchenevert » December 5th, 2012, 1:59 pm

jojowasaman wrote:I would like
7 - Moving
I am also interested in DPLing. But can I do that if I read a section or two?
—JJ
Of course you can. We always try to have fun here. I will put you in as DPL and your job is to remind me to PL your when you upload your section(s). We NEVER turn down a volunteer. :thumbs:
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Post by jojowasaman » December 5th, 2012, 7:07 pm

philchenevert wrote:
jojowasaman wrote:I would like
7 - Moving
I am also interested in DPLing. But can I do that if I read a section or two?
—JJ
Of course you can. We always try to have fun here. I will put you in as DPL and your job is to remind me to PL your when you upload your section(s). We NEVER turn down a volunteer. :thumbs:
yay! Okay, so plug me into number 7 in the MW, for reading, kind video man...
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Post by philchenevert » December 5th, 2012, 7:34 pm

jojowasaman wrote:
philchenevert wrote:
jojowasaman wrote:I would like
7 - Moving
I am also interested in DPLing. But can I do that if I read a section or two?
—JJ
Of course you can. We always try to have fun here. I will put you in as DPL and your job is to remind me to PL your when you upload your section(s). We NEVER turn down a volunteer. :thumbs:
yay! Okay, so plug me into number 7 in the MW, for reading, kind video man...
You are assigned 7 but please remember to say "don't forget to PL this Phil" when you upload it. My memory is not good. :D
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