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Post by KevinS » July 30th, 2019, 11:17 am

Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints, Volume 1 (January-March) by John Gilmary Shea (1824 - 1892).

Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints : with reflections for every day in the year : compiled from "Butler's Lives" and other approved sources : to which are added lives of the American saints : placed on the calendar for the United States by special petition of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore ( From the book itself)
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    For the time being, let's limit ourselves to just 8 submissions for each volume. If things lag after a time, I'll open the project up to more than 8. Your help is always appreciated! Update, 16 August. Circumstances have moved me to do these recordings myself. Many thanks to all who have and are yet contributing. I hope there will be a Volume 2.
Last edited by KevinS on August 16th, 2019, 2:34 pm, edited 3 times in total.
E agora, José?

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Post by KevinS » July 30th, 2019, 11:20 am

I humbly request a co-worker to PL this project with me. I would like to say I could do this alone, but I think that I will be recording many of the sections myself. Even recording just one section a day, we could all get this project done before the new year.
E agora, José?

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Post by Kikisaulite » July 30th, 2019, 12:05 pm

Hi, Kevin!
I will set this up.
I would also be glad to help with PLing your sections.

Kristine :)
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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Post by KevinS » July 30th, 2019, 12:10 pm

Kikisaulite wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Hi, Kevin!
I will set this up.
I would also be glad to help with PLing your sections.

Kristine :)
That's very, very kind of you.

I'll get started on the moveable feasts. (I'm sorry that the book only concentrates on the American saints for the local celebrations.)
E agora, José?

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Post by KevinS » July 30th, 2019, 6:17 pm

E agora, José?

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Post by silverquill » July 30th, 2019, 11:18 pm

Well, I'm sure I'd like to read more of these, but eyes won't last to scan the book tonight, so could I start with Section 8?
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Post by KevinS » July 31st, 2019, 1:56 am

silverquill wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 11:18 pm
Well, I'm sure I'd like to read more of these, but eyes won't last to scan the book tonight, so could I start with Section 8?
(Epiphany, my natal day)
Of course!
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Post by Kikisaulite » July 31st, 2019, 8:46 am

Moving to Readers Wanted (short works).
Kevin, you'll be PLing this except for your own sections, right? If so, I'll add you as DPL.
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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Post by KevinS » July 31st, 2019, 8:55 am

Kikisaulite wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 8:46 am
Moving to Readers Wanted (short works).
Kevin, you'll be PLing this except for your own sections, right? If so, I'll add you as DPL.
That's correct.

Thank you!
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Post by KevinS » August 1st, 2019, 5:31 pm

Section 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/pictoriallivesvol1_01_shea_128kb.mp3

40:56

Note for PL: I misjudged the length of this section and, in trying to adapt to the reality of it, sped the tempo by 6 percent. Please let me know if it goes too swiftly, though I sometimes think my regular pace is a bit plodding.
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Post by KevinS » August 2nd, 2019, 9:21 am

Section 77 ready for PL.
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Post by m8b1 » August 3rd, 2019, 9:36 am

Hi Kevin,

I'll try to PL your sections as I have time.

17 is PL OK!

Also, you forgot to add Larry's claim to the MW. :-)

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Post by m8b1 » August 3rd, 2019, 9:39 am

Section 77 is PL OK!

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Post by KevinS » August 3rd, 2019, 10:08 am

m8b1 wrote:
August 3rd, 2019, 9:39 am
Section 77 is PL OK!
Oh, thank you for the PL and the oversight! You're great!
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Post by m8b1 » August 3rd, 2019, 11:14 am

Hi Kevin,

Section 1 is PL OK!

And may I have Section 5 please?
I haven't recorded in a few years - well at least posted anything - I have a few incomplete recordings hanging around. I figure these are short enough to ease back into things a bit. :-)

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