Hi Lissi, It is great to see you growing as a computer user and validator. I ended up getting the premier package through amazon so when I order a few books they just ship second day regardless of when they are available. It also saves watching for special shipping rates. Speaking of which it is time to maybe put in another order... :) Kaitlyn -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Estelnalissi Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 8:01 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Amazon Dear Volunteers, Today, for the first time, I ordered a book from Amazon to aid me in validating. Its got mondo errors so I thought most of you wouldn't mind that I've had it out for a long time. When I first downloaded it and noticed all of its frequent, major, jumbles, I ordered a copy from the library which took some weeks to arrive. Meanwhile I was working on other books. With 3 books waiting to be uploaded, I decided to work on this book which is a change of pace from the types of books I've been doing. I discovered what happens when you don't examine a new download thoroughly. The scan was of a large print edition and my library sent a regular print edition with page breaks in different places and different publishing information. The person who first encouraged me to join and helped me download my first book to read had mentioned he bought books from Amazon to help with his validations. I thought he was nearly a saint to spend his actual money like that, but confined myself to thanking him profusely for getting me launched. I haven't been in touch with him since and he posts very rarely to this list, but I know he's steadily and quietly validating. Today I understood why he invested in buying necessary versions of books. Once you've kept a book, badly in need of correction, it's really hard to give it up unless you know it's needed quickly or are positive some one else will give it a better scan. What's the expression? "One bird in the hand is better than two in the bush." My order is official. I have more pressing books to work on while it ships. It's a messy but fun read and I'll be extra proud when it's finally approved. It's hard to imagine anyone who is enjoying the thrill of each baby step toward being a competent, all around Book-share volunteeras much as I am. It's also exciting to realize that even when I've got most of the process under wraps, new glitches and challenges will pop up to keep volunteering dynamic. Always With Love, Lissi To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.