[bksvol-discuss] Re: I could use some sighted assistance on the following

  • From: "Devorah Greenstein" <DGreenstein@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 22:43:35 -0400

Hi Amber,

About the Brief Wondrous life of Oscar Wao - I'm not surprised you're
finding weird words - are you familiar with Spanglish where people
combine Englisha and Spanish words? Like the word "emailamos" - we'll
email... And the word "recycling" in Spanish, which I can't even try to
spell... but my best friend is a Spanglish speaking gal - so if you
still want a sighted volunteer, I'm happy to help out... unless someone
else offered off-line. Let me know, on or off list.





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I could use some sighted assistance if someone wants to validate the

For some of these I have indicated what I need for the books.  For
others I just need a sighted person to validate.

* Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman.  I think there are a few
hand-written letters I could use help with.

* the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.  I have optimized
my scan but I am still getting funny-looking words so a sighted
assistant in validating would be great.  this won the Pulitzer prize
this year for fiction.

* Crocodile on the Sand bank by Elizabeth Peters. I need a few pages
from this book.  It is the first in the Amelia Peabody series.

If you can help with these, please respond either onlist or privately at







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