What a fine detailed message. Thanks Rick. These books sound really good. Bob"We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make,"
Senator Edward M. Kenedy----- Original Message ----- From: "Rik James" <rixmix2009@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 5:37 PMSubject: [bksvol-discuss] book newly submitted, remove from "being scanned" list
Hi there, I have just submitted the following book, and it can be removed from the "Books Being Scanned" list. I heard the author on Bob Edwards and bought it for my teenage granddaughter. Wow, what a read!It was a nice departure from my usual fare. And I'm hoping she and her momwill like the book, too. Thanks. Rik James This book was just submitted and ready for proofreading... TITLE: Shelf Discovery AUTHOR: Lizzie Skurnick YEAR OF COPYRIGHT: 2009 ISBN #: 978-0-06-175635-1 GENRE: 1. Young adult fiction, American- History and criticism. 2. Teenage girls - Books and reading - United States. 3. Heroines in literature. 4. Girls in literature. 5. Characters and characteristics in literature.How Many Pages: 448 pages (but actually is only numbered up to page 425)SHORT DESCRIPTION:A collection of essays about re-reading favorite young adult books. The book grew out of the author's "Fine Lines" column on Jezebel.com and a life-long passion for young adult literature. It is divided into chapters organized bysubject matter with topics ranging from self-sufficiency to the supernatural, and includes essays by other popular authors on books that influenced their adolescent lives. LONGER DESCRIPTION: from the book's back outer cover:Remember that book you read at that time in your life when everything seemed to be going crazy? The one book that brought the world into focus and helpedsoothe your raging teenage angst? from Laura Lippmann's Foreword ... "Some people are baffled by re-reading. What's the point? There's so much else to read. With these essays, Lizzie Skurnick has answered those questions. It's as if a kindly psychiatrist suddenly appeared with a sheaf of missing brain scans. Do you giggle when someone tells you to 'sit herefor the present'? You are channeling RAMONA QUIMBY, who turned those simplewords into a daunting challenge. Does the mere mention of a mink-trimmedcoat make you secretly swoon, even though you are rabidly anti-fur? You have 'A LITTLE PRINCESS' complex. Do you long to cover your enemies with leeches?You're having a 'LITTLE HOUSE' flashback So stretch out on Dr. Lizzie'scouch and find out why you think it would be kind of cozy to be locked up inan attic with your brother. Or learn to dissect the subtle classconsciousness of JUDY BLUME's New Jersey. Ponder the way that LOIS DUNCAN'scharacters come into unexpected powers, natural and supernatural alike, as they enter adolescence." And most of all, enjoy. LIZZIE SKURNICK has written on books and culture extensively for the New York Times Book Review, Times Sunday Styles, the LA Times, NPR.org, theWashington Post and many other publications. Her blog, Old Hag, was a ForbesBest of the Web pick. Look for Shelf Discovery on Facebook. VOLUNTEER COMMENTS:I used version 11 of my Kurzweil scanning program to scan this book. All the page numbers were checked and placed at the top of each page. 99.46 percent accuracy achieved after using K-1000 ranked spelling and making corrections.There are numerous usages of words that are for emphasizing speech slang,etc, plus contemporary types of words that are typically identified in spellcheckers. I went through many many things that did check out to be just aswas on the page, so if the proofreader wants to contact me about some, I cancheck it with the kept image version of the book. Each chapter has within it several essays about books. In my .kes file I have made multi-level headings, for myself. I do not think these headingsare kept when converting the file to Rich Text Format. With any questions,I may be contacted at this email address: d28rik@xxxxxxx orrixmix2009@xxxxxxxxxx I expect the Bookshare scan will say this book hasadult content, as there are some word usage of sexual things. NOTE: I have TWO other non-fiction book submissions in the "Books in Processing" stage, awaiting download for proofreading They are listed below: 1 - Younger Next Year by Henry S.Lodge and Chris Crowley subbmitted on July 13, 2009 2 - A People's History Of Sports In The United States by David Zirin submitted May 26, 2009 To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.
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