[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question re "reading" footnote numbers and quotation marks

I seem unable to make my meaning/intent clear this
weekend.

If a non-fiction book has copious footnotes, because
the author (perhaps because of the recent news of
well-known and respected authors not crediting their
sources?) quotes a lot and footnotes a lot, would the
casual reader who might be interested in the subject
like to know that in advance of taking the book to
read? There is an extensive bibliography;; the
footnote numbers and the footnotes themselves, which
give the sources for the quoted material, substantiate
the author's research and assure the reader and
scholars that she isn't plagiarizing.

So my question is, shall I take a minute to write in a
review that these exist or is it not enough or a
problem for me not to? For readers/listeners like Dave
and me, I think I should. If the majority of "readers"
are like E, I guess it doesn't matter.

Cindy



--- talmage@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> 
> Well I don't do braille if I can avoid it, so
> consequently the books 
> I enjoy are via audible feedback, and as such I can
> become annoyed if 
> there are too many interruption that tend to break
> the flow of the text.
> Saying that however, I guess I would have to admit,
> for anyone doing 
> research, they would probably find them helpful for
> coming up with 
> associated material.  This situation brings out the
> beauty of reading 
> material like this on the Internet where in lieu of
> the footnote 
> markers links can be used instead.
> You may have noticed that I carefully tried to avoid
> using the word 
> reading above, as in the past we've tended to get
> into protracted 
> arguments about whether reviewing an audible book,
> or text with 
> synthesized speech qualifies as reading.
> 
> Dave
> 
> 
> At 02:17 AM 3/11/2007, you wrote:
> >When I upload books after validation I put comments
> >for the reader, e.g. "contains dialect," or
> "English
> >spelling and grammar," or "contains profanity" in
> the
> >long synopsis. My understanding is comments in the
> >comments space at that point just go to the
> >administrator, formerly Gustavo.
> >
> >And one could point such comments in a review,
> which
> >is what I was thinking of if the constant footnote
> >numbers, a hundred or more in each chapter, might
> >annoy  a blind reader if hearing them interrupted
> the
> >flow. Elizabeth says she has no problems with such,
> >though, and so far I haven't heard from anyone
> else.
> >
> >Cindy
> 
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