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Post by alanmapstone » November 7th, 2020, 9:39 am

ColleenMc wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 8:15 am
what's wrong with 14 and how can we help?
Colleen
Take a look. A completely different format :hmm:
https://archive.org/details/worldsstoryhisto14tapp/page/378/mode/2up
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Post by Kitty » November 7th, 2020, 9:47 am

ColleenMc wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 8:15 am
what's wrong with 14 and how can we help?
ah I see you haven't checked the book yet ;) the last two books in the series were not done by Eva March Tappan anymore (reasons unknown) It's a different style. While 15 at least still presents texts from or about the historical time, Book 14 is strictly a chronological timeline throughout the world history.

Style:

480 B.C. - Battle of Thermopylae - Persians crush the Spartan army

and so on. Not really "texts", more lists. So much less fun maybe to read and listen to. Now I could leave the book out of the series of course, but I am inclined to give it a go, fully hoping that you all support me with a section or two :help: I hope it will work out well. It would be cool to have finished all 15 books.

And you know when we started ? 21st November 2017, so basically exactly 3 years ago I launched the first book. I never dared hope that we could be at Book 13 only three years later. Thanks to the enormous enthusiasm and support of you all we managed EVERY year to finish 4 projects !!! Maybe even 5 this year if the final sections come in the next few weeks. :9:

So I cannot really give up now :lol: But I know it's a risky business with Book 14. Time will tell.

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Post by ToddHW » November 7th, 2020, 1:48 pm

I'd skip Book 14 - it looks really tough to enjoy reading and PL'ing. Not that 15 will be a bed of roses either.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ColleenMc » November 7th, 2020, 2:17 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 9:39 am
ColleenMc wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 8:15 am
what's wrong with 14 and how can we help?
Colleen
Take a look. A completely different format :hmm:
https://archive.org/details/worldsstoryhisto14tapp/page/378/mode/2up
Oof. Well, I'm the sort of person who gets excited when a new Insomnia Collection gets posted, so I'm in!

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Post by alanmapstone » November 7th, 2020, 2:20 pm

ToddHW wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 1:48 pm
I'd skip Book 14 - it looks really tough to enjoy reading and PL'ing.
I agree with Todd. These volumes have been popular because the articles and poems in them have been interesting and enjoyable to read. Reading book 14 would just be a chore. Imagine checking all those dates and numbers when editing and PLing. Sorry :help:
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Post by mightyfelix » November 7th, 2020, 2:27 pm

I'll certainly pick up at least one section in 14 if you do it, just to say that I'd participated in all of them. :thumbs: I don't doubt it will move more slowly than the other volumes have done, but we'll get there eventually.

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Post by Kitty » November 8th, 2020, 2:01 am

interesting points-of-views...the men want to skip, the women prevail :mrgreen: Well, I'm a woman too. I tend to do them all, just so we're complete. As for checking numbers, I don't mind that much and that task will fall to me.

And for the record: no one is forced to participate. I was hoping at least one section would be done by the "regulars", but I won't expect it from any of you. And you are right...it will probably get finished at one point. There have been worse projects than that. :lol:

Actually, I personally don't dislike lists that much. There is enough text to not make it a tedious list.

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Post by Kitty » November 8th, 2020, 2:05 am

Oh and another deadline has run out, without news from the reader :( hope all is well with her.

Sections 43, 60, 66 , 75, 84 and 95 are again up for grabs. Lots of small sections apart from 43.

Back to readers wanted.

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Post by Piotrek81 » November 8th, 2020, 2:29 am

I'll take section 95.
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Post by Kitty » November 8th, 2020, 2:44 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
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I'll take section 95.
thank you, Piotr !

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Post by Piotrek81 » November 8th, 2020, 4:05 am

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Post by RitaBoutros » November 8th, 2020, 5:02 am

I'd be happy to tackle 43 :D

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Post by neecheelok70 » November 8th, 2020, 5:21 am

I can do the remaining: 60, 66, 75, 84. Jim :) As for 14, I am in.


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Post by Availle » November 8th, 2020, 4:48 pm

Here comes section 24, runtime 16:42:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume13_024_tappan_128kb.mp3

Psst: The title is different :wink:
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