COMPLETE [essays] Life In the Sickroom by Harriet Martineau-rap

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Post by miss stav » January 5th, 2018, 2:07 pm

Life in the Sick-room: Essays by an Invalid by Harriet Martineau (1802 - 1876).

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/life-in-the-sick-room-essays-by-an-invalid-by-harriet-martineau/
Thinking she would be ill for the rest of her life, Harriet Martineau wrote these partly autobiographical essays about life in the sickroom. Considered ground braking, it asserted that the sickroom is the sick person's place and not the doctor's. Sick people were able and willing to decide what is best for them. In England and abroad, people declared that "a sick person cannot write a helpful book " and that Harriet Martineau was definitely out of her senses. It would be interesting to see how much has changed. ( Stav Nisser and wikipedia.)
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Post by Rapunzelina » January 6th, 2018, 7:19 am

Hello, Miss Stav! Happy New Year!

Let me MC this project! I'll prepare the Magic Window. So we don't need a section for the dedication, we'll just have the 10 essays, is that correct?

By the way, the forum has a new design now. Is it as accessible for you to navigate as before? or perhaps easier? or more difficult?

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Post by mightyfelix » January 6th, 2018, 6:01 pm

I skimmed a bit of this yesterday. I'd like to pick up one or two sections, but I'll wait for you to get everything filled in.

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Post by miss stav » January 7th, 2018, 12:29 am

Everything would hopefully be filled in this evening. Don't worry.
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Post by reedyrow » January 10th, 2018, 7:01 pm

Hi, I'm a new reader and I would like to do Sections 1 & 2.

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Post by miss stav » January 11th, 2018, 12:25 pm

Hello reedyrow,
welcome to Librivox. I hope you will enjoy here. Sections 1 and 2 are all yours. However, before you proceed, please do the following
1. Submit a one-minute sample recording to make sure your technical settings are alright.
2. Please let us know under which name you would like to be credited in the catalogue: your real name, your forum name, or something else that you choose.
Have fun,
Stav.
Looking for an easy read? Try Mollie's Prince and Nature And Art. Want to read a civil war novel? Try Order Number 11. Like feminist fiction? Try The Heavenly Twins.

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Post by miss stav » January 11th, 2018, 1:44 pm

Window is up
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Post by 3aditi97 » January 23rd, 2018, 11:28 pm

Hello,
Can I be the DPL of this project?

miss stav
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Post by miss stav » January 24th, 2018, 2:26 am

Hello 3aditi97,
welcome to Librivox. I hope you will enjoy here. Sure, you can be the dpl. I am an experienced dpl and would love to guide you through the process if you need. Please let us know under which name you would like to be credited in the catalogue. It can be your real name, your forum name, or something else that you choose.
Stav.
Looking for an easy read? Try Mollie's Prince and Nature And Art. Want to read a civil war novel? Try Order Number 11. Like feminist fiction? Try The Heavenly Twins.

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Post by 3aditi97 » January 24th, 2018, 9:15 am

Miss stav,
Thank u for your acceptance. I would prefer my real name Aditi on the catalog. I appreciate your help and look forward to working with you.

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 30th, 2018, 6:55 am

Hello Aditi! Welcome to the project!
Sorry for not responding sooner; I was away. But I have now added you as DPL of the project!

Since this is your first time using the Magic Window as a DPL, you'll need to create an account for the workflow (this is different than the account for the forum; you have the same username, but you can have different password) Here is the information on how to do First Time Log In: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=BC%27s:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window#Accessing_the_System_.E2.80.93_First_Time_Login

Please ask if something is unclear!

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Post by sannasoup » January 31st, 2018, 3:55 pm

Hi, I would like to do Essay 3 please!

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Post by miss stav » February 1st, 2018, 11:00 am

Sure. Have fun.
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Post by calalilyuf » February 2nd, 2018, 2:02 pm

I would like to sign up for section 6 & 7, please.

Thank you,
Suzie

miss stav
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Post by miss stav » February 3rd, 2018, 1:50 am

Sure. They are all yours,
Suzie.

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