COMPLETE: Certain Personal Matters by H.G. Wells -jo

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Post by silverquill » July 13th, 2018, 7:33 pm

Certain Personal Matters by H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/certain-personal-matters-by-h-g-wells/

Although best known for his works of science fiction, social commentary and history, H.G. Wells here gives us a humorous and light-hearted pieces on a wide variety of intriguing topics from chess to death. Each essay is a gem of wit and delight. ( Larry Wilson)
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Post by silverquill » July 13th, 2018, 7:42 pm

This should be a really fun project. Wells is such a wit, and these little essays are real gems.
I got the publication date from a scanned version on Archive.com.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 13th, 2018, 8:14 pm

I'll MC for you, Larry. MW will be along shortly.
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Post by silverquill » July 14th, 2018, 5:31 am

Thanks so much, Jo!
Sorry. I accidentally duplicated one of the chapters on my list, so we need only 39 sections.

MW all filled in, so we are ready for readers and a DPL!

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Post by Foon » July 14th, 2018, 7:35 am

May I read 1, 3, 12?

Also, if you or someone else could PL my sections, I wouldn't mind being the DPL!
Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!

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Post by silverquill » July 14th, 2018, 7:57 am

Foon wrote:
July 14th, 2018, 7:35 am
May I read 1, 3, 12?

Also, if you or someone else could PL my sections, I wouldn't mind being the DPL!
Thank you!

And thank you again! Jo will put you in the DPL slot.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 14th, 2018, 8:05 am

All set. :) Based on the word counts, I am moving this to Readers Wanted Short Works. If you would prefer the regular Readers Wanted forum, just let me know and I can move it.
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Post by silverquill » July 14th, 2018, 6:16 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
July 14th, 2018, 8:05 am
All set. :) Based on the word counts, I am moving this to Readers Wanted Short Works. If you would prefer the regular Readers Wanted forum, just let me know and I can move it.
Nope, this is perfect!

Thanks so much.

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Post by GregGiordano » July 15th, 2018, 8:14 pm

May I claim Sections 11 & 16?

Thanks!

Greg

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Post by silverquill » July 15th, 2018, 8:51 pm

GregGiordano wrote:
July 15th, 2018, 8:14 pm
May I claim Sections 11 & 16?

Thanks!

Greg
Thanks!!
Enjoy.

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Post by iBeScotty » July 16th, 2018, 2:58 pm

Hi Larry, may i read #5, ‘Of Conversation?’ (Really empathize with this :lol: )
Thank you!
Scotty

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Post by silverquill » July 16th, 2018, 8:44 pm

iBeScotty wrote:
July 16th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Hi Larry, may i read #5, ‘Of Conversation?’ (Really empathize with this :lol: )
Thank you!
You've got it!
Thanks.

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Post by iBeScotty » July 16th, 2018, 8:57 pm

Scotty

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Post by silverquill » July 16th, 2018, 9:27 pm

Wow, that was quick!
In the MW as our first piece Ready for PL. :clap:

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Post by Jkhoriaty » July 16th, 2018, 11:16 pm

I'd like to claim section 37 (From an Observatory)!
they/them pronouns

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