I have not been good about updating progress on my series, but we have completed Cherry Ames, Vicki Barr, and have started Kay Tracey, Dana Girls, Nancy Drew and Nancy Drew Notebooks, Trailblazers, among others. I will write in a seperate note the series I am trying to collect to complete. Valerie Keep up with Nichole's recovery: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nicholemaples ________________________________ From: Scott Rains <scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Fri, November 18, 2011 1:41:35 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Fwd: suggestions for volunteers about books to do Valerie & Team, Yes, this series captain approach was a real success thanks to so many of you. It expanded dramatically with some ambitious projects last holiday season where we worked on the entire collection of Nobel Literature prize winners from year one. And that was only one of the projects. And of course the world of DragonLance collection expanded throuogh this approach. She gets embarrassed when I call her out for initiative but Pamela Hoffard has applied the technique to image descriptions. She has described 9 of the Magic Tree House books! Glad to see the continued creative initiative of this group! Scott From: Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Reply-To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:19:34 -0800 To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Fwd: suggestions for volunteers about books to do Vivian and others; About a year and a half ago, Scott came up with a neat idea to have people adopt series to ensure better completion. I signed up to captain (and saying I would proof or scan, preferably proof) any of the books I had started series or complete sets of. Because incomplete older series can be expensive to complete, it takes a while to find reasonably priced copies or get them through inter library loans.. You can find the list at the following link, although I believe it is not very screen reader friendly, if memory serves me: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Series+Captains+List Below is the first email when I mentioned some of the larger series I have a substantial number of, although I cannot find them all in the series captain list. Unfortunately I had a computer crash around that time and lost some emails on the topic or didn't do a good job of following up. Working on acquiring books on a fixed income is slow, so I love when someone else can scan and I can ask questions if it is one of the few volumes I do not have ready access to. Thanks a bunch! Thanks! Valerie Begin forwarded message: From: Valerie Maples <vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > >Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: suggestions for volunteers about books to do > >Date: July 27, 2010 4:59:18 PM CDT > >To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >Reply-To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > >I have many of the old Hardy boys and Nancy Drew books as well as other >classic >lines including the Bobbsey Twins and more. I think this is where being a >series >captain or volunteering for a group will be a very good use of resources and >talents.