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Post by mightyfelix » June 25th, 2018, 9:01 pm

The Countess of Lowndes Square is a collection of short stories. They don't all involve crimes and whatnot, but several of them have to do with blackmail and other crimes. And they're all actually pretty humorous. One of them is a bit heavier, "In the Dark," but it turns out ok in the end. :wink:
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Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
20th C. Negro Lit. Essays on African American issues
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by Availle » July 1st, 2018, 5:21 am

The staff has picked for July, thanks for your suggestions! Please have a look at this page for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year plus the readers!

As the next month will see our LibriVox Anniversary, I will prepare a little birthday surprise for the staff picks.

See you then! :D
Cheers,
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Post by Availle » August 6th, 2018, 11:36 pm

Happy Anniversary!

The staff has picked for August! Please have a look at this page for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year plus the readers!

The theme for next month will be, celebrating the new school year:

Learn something new!
I am happy about all suggestions concerning learning / school / discoveries / new frontiers and how to stretch them yet further...

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

Thanks for your help! :D
Cheers,
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Post by DACSoft » August 7th, 2018, 7:14 am

First-time nominator, and shamelessly ( :D ) suggesting the following school-related fiction offerings:

1. https://librivox.org/the-riverpark-rebellion-by-homer-greene/ (military school)

2. https://librivox.org/baseball-joe-on-the-school-nine-by-howard-r-garis/ (boarding school - college prep)

3. https://librivox.org/baseball-joe-at-yale-by-howard-r-garis/ (college)

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Post by commonsparrow3 » August 23rd, 2018, 10:44 pm

If putting in a plug for one of my own projects is okay, I'd like to suggest Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education by Horace Mann. Mr. Mann is known as the "Father of the Common School". His reports, written between 1838 and 1848, laid out the basic principles that led to the system of free public schools in the United States. I am just one section away from finishing this project, and expect it to be available in the catalog by the end of August. The project thread is here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=55626

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Post by Availle » August 24th, 2018, 12:53 am

Good to know!

I'll probably do the staff picks this weekend or early next week ;-)
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Post by icequeen » August 27th, 2018, 9:02 am

commonsparrow3 wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 10:44 pm
If putting in a plug for one of my own projects is okay, I'd like to suggest Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education by Horace Mann. Mr. Mann is known as the "Father of the Common School". His reports, written between 1838 and 1848, laid out the basic principles that led to the system of free public schools in the United States. I am just one section away from finishing this project, and expect it to be available in the catalog by the end of August. The project thread is here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=55626

I am cataloging the project right now. It is HUGE, so deriving is taking a bit longer than expected. But, almost done!
Ann

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Post by Availle » August 27th, 2018, 2:41 pm

Great, thanks for letting me know! I'm sure it'll be fully derived by Saturday!
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Post by icequeen » August 27th, 2018, 8:44 pm

That one took forever to derive! Finished and covered, all 37 hours! https://librivox.org/annual-reports-to-the-massachusetts-board-of-education-by-horace-mann/
Ann

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Post by Availle » September 1st, 2018, 1:22 am

The staff has picked for September, thanks for your input! Please have a look at this page for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year plus the readers!

The theme for next month will be seasonal:

AUTUMN

I am happy about all suggestions concerning autumn / weather / fog / darkness / rain / turning leaves / autumn of life...

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

Thanks for your help! :D
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Post by Availle » October 3rd, 2018, 6:28 am

The staff has picked for October, once again that meeting was a bit lonely... :( Please have a look at this page for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year plus the readers!

The theme for next month will be historical

End of WWI in 1918

I am happy about all suggestions concerning WWI and its ending, historic events, treaties, stories from the war, fictional stories from the war - but this time with a slant towards people coming home and events in the aftermath of the war, please.

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

Thanks for your help! :D
Cheers,
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Post by TriciaG » October 3rd, 2018, 6:42 am

Ava - you are always so good at the write-up on the Staff Picks! The way you string together the picks is always so delightful. Thank you for doing this! :)
Fiction, open sections mostly adventure in Australia: It Is Never too Late to Mend
Irish Home Rule Arguments: Handbook on Home Rule
Sci-Fi removing memories: Dr. Heidenhoff's Process
The Curious Lore of Precious Stones


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