[HUMOR-ESSAY] Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd - jo

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Post by silverquill » December 21st, 2017, 10:37 am

The Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd (1879 - 1949).

From the pen of the Irish poet and essayist, Robert Lynd, comes a collection of humorous and satirical essays on topics as wide ranging as cats and weed to why we hate insects and morals of beans. ( Larry Wilson)
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AvaGonzales
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Post by AvaGonzales » December 21st, 2017, 11:20 am

I love Robert Lynd :D please let me DPL this
Thanks,

Ava Gonzales


I live in a Life+50 country, lmk if you need my help in any way :)

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » December 21st, 2017, 5:38 pm

I'll MC, Larry. MW will be added shortly.
Jo
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wsraymond
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Post by wsraymond » December 21st, 2017, 9:06 pm

I'll do Section V Cats... if it's not already claimed.

--wa

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Post by silverquill » December 21st, 2017, 10:16 pm

AvaGonzales wrote:I love Robert Lynd :D please let me DPL this
I'd be happy to have you as DPL.
These are quite fun little essays

Let me know if you have any questions about the process.

Jo will put you in the Magic Window.

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Post by silverquill » December 21st, 2017, 10:18 pm

wsraymond wrote:I'll do Section V Cats... if it's not already claimed.

--wa
You're the first!
Thanks.

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Post by AvaGonzales » December 22nd, 2017, 4:01 am

silverquill wrote:
AvaGonzales wrote:I love Robert Lynd :D please let me DPL this
I'd be happy to have you as DPL.
These are quite fun little essays

Let me know if you have any questions about the process.

Jo will put you in the Magic Window.

Thanks!! Merry Christmas :)
Thanks,

Ava Gonzales


I live in a Life+50 country, lmk if you need my help in any way :)

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Post by Penumbra » December 23rd, 2017, 2:28 pm

I'd like three sections, please: 10, 19, and 21 (and probably several more--this looks like fun).
Tom Penn

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Post by silverquill » December 23rd, 2017, 3:49 pm

Penumbra wrote:I'd like three sections, please: 10, 19, and 21 (and probably several more--this looks like fun).
Yes, a fun collection of writings!
Thanks for joining in.

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Post by Steve » December 24th, 2017, 12:03 am

Hi Larry

Could I claim Section 22 - The Three-halfpenny Bit, please?

Cheers

Steve

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Post by cathicol » December 24th, 2017, 5:44 am

Hello
I would love to try section 9, The Intellectual Side of Horse Racing.
Thanks so much!

Cathi

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Post by silverquill » December 24th, 2017, 7:17 am

cathicol wrote:Hello
I would love to try section 9, The Intellectual Side of Horse Racing.
Thanks so much!

Cathi
I'd be glad to have you join this project.
First, follow the link for Newbie Readers in the initial post of this thread, or any other, or in the welcome message you received, and complete your one-minute preliminary recording. Once that has been approved, post back here and also let me now how you want to be listed in the LibriVox catalog so you can be added. Many of us use our real names, but you may use any pseudonym you wish. This is how you will be credited for your recordings.

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Post by silverquill » December 24th, 2017, 10:32 am

Steve wrote:Hi Larry

Could I claim Section 22 - The Three-halfpenny Bit, please?

Cheers

Steve
Thanks, you're in. :thumbs:

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Post by Steve » December 25th, 2017, 3:57 am

Hi Larry

Unfortunately, I have to ask you to remove me from section 22 - The Three-halfpenny Bit.

I had failed to spot the authors date of death (1949) when I made my claim and this therefore precludes me from recording for this project since I live in a death +70 years country.

Apologies for missing that.

Cheers

Steve

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Post by silverquill » December 25th, 2017, 10:58 am

Steve wrote:Hi Larry

Unfortunately, I have to ask you to remove me from section 22 - The Three-halfpenny Bit.

I had failed to spot the authors date of death (1949) when I made my claim and this therefore precludes me from recording for this project since I live in a death +70 years country.

Apologies for missing that.

Cheers

Steve
Ah, just missed it.
Thanks.

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