[bksvol-discuss] Re: now scanning

Kudos to you for sticking to the book that doesn't
interest you. Apart from the fact that I wouldn't take
a Star Trek book in the first place, seeing in the
library the kind of paper they're published in and
knowing there are people here who really like them, I
think if I ran into problems as you are I'd release it
and post a request for someone more interested to
validate.

On the other hand, I have occasionally taken a book
that needed me that I didn't really enjoy, and I did
finish. In I found in one case that an well-known
author whose books I thought I should read, I didn't
really care for, so I won't read the others--and in
the case of a non-fiction book, I learned to be really
careful before taking the book. I finally ended up in
that case not doing my usual careful validating job
about half-way through but just doing a spell-check
and eyeballing the page for footnotes and dates--and
hoping I got them all. E has learned my tastes, smile,
and knows which books to suggest I might fix and which
ones she knows I would prefer not to.

I admire E., too, for tackling the non-fiction books
she does. Maybe they fit her interests, though they
wouldn't mine, but from the varied titles they appear
to be ones with limited general interest that maybe
she takes out of the goodness of her heart.

Cindy
--- Sarah Van Oosterwijck
<curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I've now scanned and read to page  39 of The Romulan
> Prise by Simon Hawke, 
> which is obviously a Star Trek book.  The book is
> interesting enough, but 
> I'm not having as much fun as I should be having,
> because this paperback 
> doesn't have any margine by the binding so the loss
> of a couple characters 
> at the binding is ridiculously common.  I also keep
> having to fix "Ensign 
> To", who is really Ensign Ro.  I'm just letting
> everyone know that I am 
> working on it and have no intention of being
> defeated. ;-)
> 
> I've finished all but the reference pages at the
> back of Ada Blakjack, but 
> there are some spots that need fixing.  A few pages
> of the book had text 
> that wasn't as black as it should have been, so some
> of the page turned out 
> badly.  I'm glad I had someone to ask about that,
> because the results 
> really baffled me.  I no longer believe in the
> perfection of books people 
> can purchase, because I have found too many
> problems.
> 
> Sarah Van Oosterwijck
> Assistive Technology Trainer
> http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity 
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