[CHRISTIAN FICTION] Born to Serve by Charles M. Sheldon-ag

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Post by HannahMary » March 30th, 2020, 12:57 pm

Born to Serve by Charles Monroe Sheldon (1857 - 1946).

Despite a college education and a good family name, Barbara cannot get the teaching job she needs to help her mother and herself through some hard years. When she sees a need for a hired girl in her community, Barbara makes the unthinkable choice of lowering herself to the work of a servant. But is service really to be despised? And must all the challenges and snubs which come with the position rob her young life of its purpose, joy, and hopes and dreams? ( HannahMary)
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Post by HannahMary » March 30th, 2020, 1:01 pm

The only online copy of this text that I can find is "microform," so I don't know of any way to get a word count for the chapters. I plan to record the first chapter, which will hopefully give readers an idea of average recorded length.
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Post by LikeManyWaters » March 30th, 2020, 7:16 pm

I found another copy on archive that is a better scan:
https://archive.org/details/borntoserveastor00shel_0/page/n4/mode/2up

The microform linked in the first post has a lot of "noise", repeats....
April

Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. - Amos 5:24

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Post by HannahMary » March 30th, 2020, 8:17 pm

LikeManyWaters wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 7:16 pm
I found another copy on archive that is a better scan:
https://archive.org/details/borntoserveastor00shel_0/page/n4/mode/2up

The microform linked in the first post has a lot of "noise", repeats....
That is SO much better. Thank you so much, April! Don't know why I couldn't find it in my searches. The archive.org site still confuses me.
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Post by alg1001 » March 31st, 2020, 6:03 am

Hi Hannah,
I will MC this for you. Please make sure any of these sections would not run over an hour long so they will be able to fit on a CD.
You may have to split some chapters.
Thanks,
Amy

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Post by HannahMary » March 31st, 2020, 3:01 pm

alg1001 wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 6:03 am
Hi Hannah,
I will MC this for you. Please make sure any of these sections would not run over an hour long so they will be able to fit on a CD.
You may have to split some chapters.
Thanks,
Amy
Thanks so much, Amy! Good to know about the chapter length limit too. I'm hoping to get a good idea how to proceed when I record the first chapter myself.
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Post by HannahMary » March 31st, 2020, 3:39 pm

Quick question, Amy. I don't believe my previous BC projects have involved step #9 for the readers, adding "ID3 V2 tags." Is this something you want done for this project?
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Post by alg1001 » March 31st, 2020, 7:18 pm

Hi Hannah,
No, they don't need to do that. I'll clear that out.
Cheers,
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Post by HannahMary » March 31st, 2020, 7:24 pm

Thanks! :thumbs:
alg1001 wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 7:18 pm
Hi Hannah,
No, they don't need to do that. I'll clear that out.
Cheers,
Amy
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Post by silverquill » March 31st, 2020, 8:19 pm

Hi!
I can't commit to recording anything right now, but I'd be glad to come on as DPL, unless you have someone else in mind.
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Post by HannahMary » April 1st, 2020, 4:54 am

silverquill wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 8:19 pm
Hi!
I can't commit to recording anything right now, but I'd be glad to come on as DPL, unless you have someone else in mind.
You are the first to show interest. Thanks, Larry - I'd be glad to have your help!
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Post by alg1001 » April 1st, 2020, 5:12 am

DPL added. Over to Readers Wanted.

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Post by HannahMary » April 1st, 2020, 6:04 am

alg1001 wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 5:12 am
DPL added. Over to Readers Wanted.
Thank you Amy!
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Post by RebekahS » April 10th, 2020, 3:49 pm

I'm interested in reading for this book. Can I take #2? If I get on a roll, I might see if I can contribute to reading more chapters.
Thanks!

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Post by HannahMary » April 10th, 2020, 5:44 pm

RebekahS wrote:
April 10th, 2020, 3:49 pm
I'm interested in reading for this book. Can I take #2? If I get on a roll, I might see if I can contribute to reading more chapters.
Thanks!
Welcome to this project, Rebekah! I have section 2 reserved for you for now.
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