[COMPLETE] The Book of Politeness by Elisabeth Celnart - kd

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Post by jolieodell » December 22nd, 2012, 5:38 pm

Howdy, folks!

Section 3 (3:47) is here: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kd/bookofpoliteness_03_celnart.mp3

Section 12 (33:56) is here: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kd/bookofpoliteness_12_celnart.mp3

I hope it's alright! Please let me know if it needs any changes. I'm happy to make adjustments or re-record, or to simply do things better next time!

May I read parts 16- 19 next, please?

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Post by LibbyG » December 22nd, 2012, 6:02 pm

jolieodell wrote:Howdy, folks!

Section 3 (3:47) is here: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kd/bookofpoliteness_03_celnart.mp3

Section 12 (33:56) is here: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kd/bookofpoliteness_12_celnart.mp3

I hope it's alright! Please let me know if it needs any changes. I'm happy to make adjustments or re-record, or to simply do things better next time!

May I read parts 16- 19 next, please?
Thanks Jolie! And congratulations on your first recordings! I'll go sign you up for those other sections.
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Post by LibbyG » January 1st, 2013, 8:50 pm

Thanks Jill!
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Post by LibbyG » January 4th, 2013, 5:29 am

Well, now that we've been moved to Readers Found, section 05 has been reopened. I'll go advertise in orphaned chapters!
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Post by Lorry » January 4th, 2013, 8:54 pm

Hi Libby,

I would like to claim section 05.

Best wishes,
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Post by LibbyG » January 4th, 2013, 9:00 pm

Lorry wrote:Hi Libby,

I would like to claim section 05.

Best wishes,
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Post by Lorry » January 5th, 2013, 8:38 pm

Hi Libby,

Section 05 is complete. Here is the url:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kd/bookofpoliteness_05_celnart.mp3
Duration 20:46

Best wishes,
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Post by jillebean » January 6th, 2013, 12:43 am

Here is section 11 (24:24):

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kd/bookofpoliteness_11_celnart.mp3

Please let me know if any changes need to be made. Thanks!

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Post by LibbyG » January 6th, 2013, 6:29 am

Thanks Lori and Jill!
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Post by johntkucz » January 12th, 2013, 2:05 am

34:55
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kd/bookofpoliteness_08_celnart.mp3
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didn't plan to rant......(prob shouldn't have posted this but whatever just spoke mind).
ahhh jeepers that feels good to have that completed.
I am normally very selective about readings to ensure I like the material (as that makes for more personally enjoyable reading and natural enthusiasm from interest in the material often acoustically can be heard; also, when interested in the material I have to stop less and delete snippets because less vocal stumbles)...but Bloody heck this recording (an exception from some others) was bloody wretched!

About every 3 sentences I was almost sickened all the like stifled crap (waiting not 2 but 3 times to say 'i should really go' and being told it's okay to then understand that it's okay to stay a bit or some rubbish and all the hokeyness with the different types of cards and servants and ante-chamber. bloody hell. this really pissed me off. what a waste of life all that excessive politeness. so bloated.

this was vexing for reasons listed but also because I think I personally have been overly-polite or felt trapped by politeness. But i like being courtesy but all those heinously stupid protocols were absurd. couldn't believe someone had the a)audacity and b)stupidity to write something like. Was thinking of people whom read and followed that being like 'hhmmm did the person we visited take or hat yet? if not, I can't remove hat, or some other stupid protocol. I guess some of those protocols still sorta have shadows in present times in ways but seems like those just mucked things up. all the leaving cards at doorsteps and different coloured cards for mourning and half-mourning? WTF?!! that's so stupid, basically sounds like a book for people who want to waste their life, worrying about if they can sit down or stand up, attending funerals (literally! seriously!) and just stuckness. strangely I am so polite that I often wait around for odd things out of propriety (whcih annoys me).

I guess that material vexed me so because I felt not pinioned by over-politeness at times in the past, but like recognized that I would do something awkward out of politeness at times, or maybe it's rather that I am concerned about those stupid 100% illogical (those things are fabricated, made up by that author and having different coloured mourning cards and waiting 3 times to stay or whatever are totally lacking anything reasonable) politeness things. a large portion of people couldn't have done those things?!! I would have emotionally imploded and exploded simultaneously probably. I like practical thigns that have a usage. It was basically a book on how to turn oneself into a piece of rubbish wallpaper or a piece of potpouri; very dehumanizing or something felt that was or something. I mean being 'rude' is not akin to being 'one self' but shoving interactions through all those unfathomably useless social protocols is just insanity. it seemed like some drunken programmer programming social interaction rules that are just loony. this was distressing at times. But that was just absurd extreme. I guess it also was agitating that all those stupid protocols have nothing to do with kindness or evcen helpfulness just seemed the only consequence would be just trepidation and worry and I have had enough of that! heinously violating to a human seemed.

anyways, normally have never ranted about material, was just shocked and apalled at some of the stuff in that book.

I liked recent Dumas 10 years and wonders of hte jungle. Did best to focus on this recording.
I have never (afaik) been critical of material I read for a recording but this stuff was horrendous. If do future recordings will skim material more first. I loved, in contrast, the wonders of the jungle recording. yay.

anyways. mp3 uploaded.
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Post by catrose » January 12th, 2013, 3:19 am

Can I make a point about "cards"?
They were used, mainly by upper class ladies, in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. They were kind of like business cards. If you went to someone's house and they weren't in, you'd leave them your card. Most cards didn't have writing on, so you could tell why the person had come to visit depending on their card (eg, if the bottom left corner was folded, it meant farewell)

In many ways, it isn't ridiculous. It is like an answer phone message!

(Please remember that this book reveals a lot about what society would've been like then, and the pressures on people to get it right. Oh, and if anyone doesn't enjoy a section that they claimed, the can always orphan it. It isn't giving up, and there's no harm done)
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Post by LibbyG » January 12th, 2013, 2:21 pm

I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy recording your section, John. Remember that we're all volunteers here, and you really don't have to read anything you don't like; LibriVox should be fun! I know that a lot of things in this book seems very silly to us; I find it interesting from an anthropological standpoint, as catrose does. Remember that this book is for upper class women who had very little to do with their lives and so developed a very detail-oriented subculture. Thank you for persevering with the recording and I wish you luck in finding other books more to your taste.
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Post by LibbyG » January 12th, 2013, 2:28 pm

To all interested parties: Section 09 has been orphaned!
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Post by KiltedDragon » January 12th, 2013, 3:41 pm

Hey John, I am sorry your section disappointed you so. However, how about next time you just let us know you really don't like the section and just let us orphan it; don't feel like you have to record it just because you claimed it. I would rather you orphan it than get yourself all worked up over it and post a rant like that. Also, I just wanted to point out the title of the book we are working on here.
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