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 > > 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. > > __________________________________________ Yahoo! DSL ? Something to write home about. Just $16.99/mo. or less. dsl.yahoo.com 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.