Thanks Jamey, I'll check those books out on the list. I'll probably download one tomorrow. Thanks for your help. Jim ----- Original Message ----- From: Jamie Yates To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 7:37 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I chickened out. Hi Jim, if you are looking for a book to begin on, Berlin is still on the step 1 list. It has all of the headers removed, page numbers protected, etc. It's quite a long book though and has a lot of German words in it. If you're looking for a shorter book to cut your teeth on, Dreadful Acts is also on step 1. It's a children's book, a children's chapter book. If you are interested in some other children's books (I didn't submit these ones) to try out because they are shorter I noticed some Power Rangers books, one called Nicholas Bentley, a Spy Kids book, Attack of the Alien Mole Invaders, and also I think Ghoul Reporter is a children's chapter book. Learning to validate well can be overwhelming so I think starting with a children's book is a good way to learn because they're shorter. Jamie in Michigan Currently reading: The Justice - Angela Hunt Find great deals on books at Half.com.