[bksvol-discuss] Re: unsatisfactory synopses

Me, too, Lisa. Since I'm sighted, I don't feel I have the right to ask for 
anything to be scanned. And I might 
scan some myself, but I feel I should be concentrating on validating. I 
especially wish someone would scan 
Skye O'Malley, because that's the first of two series -- sagas, that include 
some of the books  -- Darling 
Jasmine, Besieged, one other -- that are already on the list.

I can read the books, but I feel guilty doing that without scanning them and 
making them available to 
bookshare (I have cheated though and read a couple of others, no part of the 
saga; I recently read Kadin, 
which I thoroughly enjoyed and which had no erotic descriptions at all).  I had 
to read that after the 
references to the Earl of Glenkirk and his daughter Janet in Until You. There's 
supposedly a third in that 
series coming out in October. I assume it's about Rosamund's daughter.

Cindy

--- Original Message -----
From: "Lisa Leonardi" <lml5280@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 23:47:24 -0500
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: unsatisfactory synopses

>     Speaking of Bertrice Small, if any of you scanners out there have access
> to any of her books that are not in the bookshare collection, would you mind
> submitting some?  I love her novels but there are only six within the
> collection (and I read those off in just over a week, smile).  If anyone can
> submit them, I'd really appreciate. (So much, in fact, I'd validate all of
> them.)
> 
> Lisa
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 11:32 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: unsatisfactory synopses
> 
> 
> > Natalie, the validator absolutely should *not* have
> > taken out your synopsis and put in only romance. Much
> > more is needed. There is so much variety to romance
> > novels -- are they historical romances or modern? Is
> > there sex, either explicit and raw (which I don't care
> > for) or delicately and erotically written, like
> > Bertrice Small's,which I love? Is the romance the main
> > part of the plot or very tangential,  as in A Woman
> > Betrayed, which I don't consider to be primarily a
> > romance but apparently the scanner did.
> >
> > Keep putting them in, and hopefully your scanned books
> > will be validated by someone who's more careful. I'm
> > about to validate a book that already has excellent
> > synopses and I don't have to worry about that part of
> > it.
> >
> > Cindy
> >
> > -- Lemina <lemina007@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi to all,
> > >
> > > I finally got back on the list. I think I was lot
> > > for a bit.
> > >
> > > Anyway, I saw these posts about unsatisfactory
> > > synopsis's and I just had to
> > > post a comment. Since, as I said, I haven't been
> > > receveing all the other
> > > mails from a while back to up until a few days ago,
> > > I dont' know if this
> > > subject was brought up and discussed, nd closed. I
> > > know it was brought up
> > > once before, but I wanted to put my own two cents in
> > > it.
> > >
> > > A while back I submitted several books in the
> > > romance category. Now, when I
> > > submit a scanned book, I always, always put in the
> > > long synopsis box the
> > > exact stuff that comes from the back of the book.
> > > And from there I put a
> > > edited version of the long synopsis in the short
> > > synopsis box.
> > > So, a while back I got an e-mail saying that one of
> > > my submitted books was
> > > validated and accepted into the collection. I was
> > > like, yay!
> > > Then, a little while after that, I was searching
> > > through the romance
> > > category, looking for books to read, when I came
> > > across that book I
> > > submitted. And whoever validated my book totally
> > > deleted my short and long
> > > synopsis and just put "romance." I cannot tell you
> > > how confused and
> > > mystified I was by this. I don't know about the rest
> > > of you, but I enjoy
> > > reading the short and long synopsis's that people
> > > put on their submitted
> > > books. I don't go by author or title, but what the
> > > book is about. I like to
> > > know before I read the book a bit about what the
> > > storyline is. So, going by
> > > my own preference, I'm confused as to why someone
> > > would delete what the book
> > > was about and just put the word romance.
> > >
> > > And that's something I've noticed a lot about the
> > > romance category. Don't
> > > know about other categories, but in the romance
> > > category, if you scroll
> > > through the books, a lot of books just say,
> > > "romance" or "romance by best
> > > selling author." I'm just trying to better
> > > understand why this is done. Is
> > > it a lack of time by the volunteeer to find a
> > > synopsis or scan the back of
> > > the book? Or is it a preference, perhaps?
> > >
> > > If anyone can answer my questions to help me better
> > > understand, I would
> > > appreciate it. :)
> > >
> > > Natalie
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
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