Bob, thanks for sharing this experience. Cat Lover Lori----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob" <rwiley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "bookshare bolunteer discussion" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 6:13 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] The story of a book
Hi, this is not a problem or anything, so if you are in a hurry skip this message.I recently finished validating the lab manual for setting up a windows server. Not a thrilling read, but even dull books deserve love.Anyway, I was looking for something light to follow that book up with, and I downloaded Izzy, Willy-Nilly, sorry, I don't remember the author.This is a book for teens (which I'm definitely not) girls (which I'm not either), but it looked easy and dull.So, off we went. First I spell checked it and the only problems seemed to be proper names, no problem. Then I did the corrections thing in Kurzweil, no major problem their either; a few headings and the like.Finally, I decided to read a little of the book to spot check errors. This is a book about a fifteen year old girl who has part of her leg amputated following an automobile accident; her adjustments and the adjustments of her family and her schoolmates.About five hours later I regrettably reached the last page with a slight tear in my eye, and a lump in my throat. And a glad feeling inside that I had read this book.So, I guess the lesson to be learned here is that even those books we think are going to be a chore turn out to be gems to remember. I guess that's one of the benefits of validating.Whoever scanned that book deserves a big thanks. Validating that one was pretty much a formality, and really a pleasure.Thanks, Bob "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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