Hi Lissi, Well, it looks like they've changed to Ice for the mystery book club. I hope to be there Tuesday night, but I never can tell. I'm trying to make plans with my daughters, and they're as unpredictable as the weather here in Denver. I know what you mean about errors in the print copy. I want to correct them when I find them, because I know that our readers will assume we missed something, but we have to maintain as much of the book's integrity as possible. Many of the books I'm getting from Bookshare nowadays are in such high quality, I'm just delighted to sit down and read them. Like that beautiful scan of Deathly Hallows that was accomplished in just a few hours. I'm also glad to see the BSO copies of many of our older books. The better the quality of the collection, the better reputation Bookshare has, and the more readers and contributors we attract. That's why I was so surprised to see Let's Hear it for the Deaf Man in such strange shape. Hopefully it'll get resubmitted eventually. Take care, Lora -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Estelnalissi Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2007 4:16 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Let's Hear it for the Deaf Man Dear Lora and Fellow Booksharians, Lora, Thank you for sharing your experience with Bookshare's copy of "Let's Hear it for the Deaf Man." You saved me the time and frustration of wrestling with a poor copy which I'd be reading on my Braille Note. I really like mysteries and am looking forward to participating in the mystery book club. If they consider a different book to start with, you or I could check the accuracy of the braille file for them. It won't be reflect positively on Bookshare's collection if the book chosen for discussion by the group is in sorry shape. Speaking for myself, I'd rather skip this meeting than slog through a novel full of mistakes. I am always relieved and pleased when I notice Boss replacing messy copies of books in the collection. The last 4 books I've read from Bookshare, Mugglenet, HP and the Deathly Hallows, Murder on Monday and Mao's Last Dancer, have been splendid. That's not to say there isn't an occasional blip, but, really they are few and very far between and they don't detract my enjoyment of the book. I'm validating Weeping on Wednesday, the third book in the Lois Meade mystery series, and it's the print book that has boo booze, and dutifully I'm not correcting them. What a strain because I imagine when a Booksharian reads the book they'll think the scanner or validator missed the error. How can they know we're doing our jobs by preserving the mistakes the copy editors missed? Always with love, Lissi ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lora" <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2007 3:17 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Let's Hear it for the Deaf Man > Hi, > > I noticed that the mystery book club was going to start with Let's Hear it > for the Deaf Man. So I grabbed it and started to read. I only read a few > pages, because I was frustrated by the scan. There are random letter o's > all over the place, and words are broken up in strange places. I wanted > to > let the organizers know, in case someone has a better scan of it to submit > as a BSO, or in case you want to choose a different book. > > > 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. 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.