Dear Jill and Everyone, First, I'd like to ask a favor. If you have taken, The Orphan Train from the step one page, would you consider putting it back? I have had this book for a week and made many little adjustments to improve it. I should have renewed, but hadn't marked the day I downloaded it on my calendar as Cindy does. I planned to renew it. I expected to finish it during its second week in my keeping. The print copy just arrived from the library today. I needed it to understand a few things which didn't scan because they appear in print which is very different from the text. This is my first validation, and I'd love to complete the task I started. Meanwhile, I downloaded, The Ivy Tree, by Mary Stuart, but even more than with my first book, I will need a library book to help me correct it. Oh, And, I just got the letter from bookshare telling me they have taken the book back today. I checked for it on the step one page and it wasn't there. Maybe it takes a little more time to replace a book on that page, so I will check it later. Always With Love, Lissi ----- Original Message ----- From: Jill O'Connell To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 11:41 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] validating bottleneck Unless I'm missing something here, if someone was taking books to validate and then continuing to renew them just in order to read them without paying a subscription fee, they wouldn't need to renew them at all since once they download the book, they have it in a file on their computer. They could simply release the book; that wouldn't remove it from their computer. When I have renewed books it is because they need work and I am requesting them from the local library. If I then release the book it is because it hasn't come in to the library and I don't want to hold it up. guess I'm a perfectionist too but I do want to make a book as good as I possibly can when I am validating it even though that isn't required.