[bksvol-discuss] Re: BSO-ing

  • From: "Evan Reese" <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:51:37 -0500

The only way I know is to download it and do some spot checking. I suppose you 
could do a ranked spelling and see what the percentage is, but that could be 
misleading if there are a lot of proper names and special words, as SF and 
Fantasy have. If a book is of poor quality, it won't take long to find out just 
reading here and there around the book.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gary Petraccaro 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 12:51 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] BSO-ing

  I'm going through my shelves preparing books to be donated to a local 
library.  I don't want to donate a book just to find out that I should have 
bso-ed it.  We all know that some books were called excellent when they aren't 
by current standards.  Is there a quick way to figure out if a book needs 

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