COMPLETE My Flirtations by Ella Hepworth Dixon - rap

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miss stav
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Post by miss stav » February 18th, 2020, 12:50 am

My Flirtations by Ella Hepworth Dixon (1857 - 1932).

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/my-flirtations-by-ella-hepworth-dixon/

Many novels, most notably Hannah Webster's The Coquette, focused on how terrible it is for a woman to flirt before her marriage. "I did not speak 20 sentences before sir Robert proposed to me", explained Lady Bidulph while teaching her daughter how to court properly in "Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph". A coquette must be a fool, wicked, and immoral. But Peggy is none of these. She sees things as they are, sometimes too much for her own good, and flirts with men she finds interesting. She decides to tell about them, from her point of view. The feelings, the reasons they did not keep in touch, and her "notions" about them. This is her way to examine late Victorian society including the lives of other oppressed minorities. This novel is considered semi autobiographical. - Summary by Stav Nisser.
Note to my future MC: again, I found a fully accessible version of this novel so I can set up the mw.
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/myflirtations00dixoiala/page/n10/mode/2up
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      Set your recording software to:
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      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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      • "Chapter [number] of My Flirtations . This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      END of recording
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Post by Rapunzelina » February 21st, 2020, 2:32 pm

Hello Stav, let me MC this project. I will go create a Magic Window for us.

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 21st, 2020, 2:43 pm

Magic Window is in place!

miss stav
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Post by miss stav » February 24th, 2020, 7:13 pm

That's it, we are ready for readers.
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Like surprising mysteries? Try The Amathist Cross. Looking for an easy read? Try Harriet's Choice.

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Post by MamaGeek » March 1st, 2020, 7:46 am

Good morning Miss Stav and Rapunzelina.

This books sounds like fun and I was wondering if I could do it as a solo. I love autobiographies or first person reading. :) However I wouldn't be able to begin for 2-3 weeks because I need to finish one of two projects I am presently working on first.

Please let me know if that works for you or not. No problem if not *smile*. By the way I have a DPL if it's a go.

Thank you! HAPPY SUNDAY!!!
Celine

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Post by miss stav » March 1st, 2020, 11:16 am

Hay, how lovely. Sure, you can take it as a solo. As it is your solo, you can take as much time as you want. I can serve as dpl.
Stav.
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Like surprising mysteries? Try The Amathist Cross. Looking for an easy read? Try Harriet's Choice.

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Post by MamaGeek » March 1st, 2020, 12:34 pm

That's fantastic thank you!
Wow how wonderful to have you as my DPL! I believe it's the first time. *smile*
See you in a few weeks.
Take care!
Celine

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Post by miss stav » March 1st, 2020, 8:42 pm

It is the first time, and I hope not the last (smile).
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Like surprising mysteries? Try The Amathist Cross. Looking for an easy read? Try Harriet's Choice.

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Post by MamaGeek » March 10th, 2020, 2:51 pm

Hi there!!!

Just checking in to let you know I haven't forgotten you...am still tied up with a couple of other projects.
However I thought I would give you a teaser *smile* and uploaded the first 2 sections.
I should be back with more in a week or two at the most.

Take care!!!
Celine

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Post by MamaGeek » March 15th, 2020, 3:08 pm

Hi Stav and Rapunzelina!!!

I just uploaded 7 more sections and updated the MW to reflect that. However It has just occurred to me that I am not the BC and probably should not have done that. My excuse is that I was able to access the MW automatically without thinking...am so used to being BC on my solos. Let me know what I should do in the future please.

I pushed to complete more sections because I won't be around for about 10 days. Like many I am heading home back to Canada at the end of this week.

Hopefully you and yours are symptom free of this dreadful COVID-19 and will remain so. Thinking of you all during these scary and stressful times.

Stay SAFE!!! :)
Celine

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 21st, 2020, 12:10 pm

I am so sorry for ignoring your post, Celine!
I don't want to presume, but I would guess that we librivoxers are naturally inclined to seclusion (we want our peace and quiet to read, record, or listen to books) so probably statistically safer from viruses :)

Now to answer your post, since this is now your solo project, you are the BC indeed, so you were right to update the MW yourself :thumbs:

Did you manage to get back home?

Thank you, and stay safe, too!

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Post by MamaGeek » March 21st, 2020, 12:22 pm

Thank you so much for getting back to me. I am so relieved to hear from you. :D

I flew back to Canada last night and am happy to be home. I am in isolation as so many of us are and very grateful that thanks to the Librivox community I will have something to keep me sane (or close to it teehee).

Stay well!!!!!
Celine

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Post by miss stav » March 21st, 2020, 12:57 pm

Hi, you were right to update the mw. But I missed everything because you did not post in the thread a lot. So I will listen to everything tomorrow.
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Like surprising mysteries? Try The Amathist Cross. Looking for an easy read? Try Harriet's Choice.

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Post by MamaGeek » March 21st, 2020, 1:00 pm

Thank you. I am so happy to hear from you too.

Please don't feel you have to rush Stav - there's no need. I'll let you know every time I post new ones in the future.

Take care of YOU!
Celine

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Post by miss stav » March 24th, 2020, 10:10 pm

Chapters 1-9 are great. Lovely readings.
Love gothic novels? Try Children Of The Abbey. Like surprising mysteries? Try The Amathist Cross. Looking for an easy read? Try Harriet's Choice.

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