[bksvol-discuss] Re: book donation

  • From: "Bob" <rwiley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 05:38:21 -0500

Amy, I agree with the jist of your message.

However, it got me to thinking of ways bookshare could expand its services.

For example, in the areas of erotica and picture descriptions. If we got the 
right describers, with appropriately sultry voices to do the descriptions in 
mp3 format, we could post these on other sites that cost money (much money) to 
join, or put the descriptions on tapes to be played over the telephone for 
three or four dollars a minute (I'm not sure of the going rate since they 
cancelled my credit card).

But, we could have here the makings of a vast, if slightly illegal, service for 
both blind and sighted patrons. 

Oh well, the resultant legal battles might cause the department of education to 
re-think their generous grant. But, wealth is wealth, isn't it?

Sorry for the flight into fantasy, just musing on an early Friday morning.

It's really not my fault, you know, Amy started this thread.

Bob (curmudgeon dreams)
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Amy Goldring Tajalli 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 9:19 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: book donation

   Why would someone assume Bookshare readers would not want to read 
romance/erotica [which are actually two distinct areas]. From what I have seen 
there does not seem to be any area of interest that some Booksharian is not 
willing to scan and/or validate and there certainly is no field that some 
Bookshare wants to read.  There should be no prudishness in choosing books for 
the collection other than those areas that are illegal, if any, for libraries 
or certainly for mail. The only one I can think of is Pedophilia in other than 
a psychological text. 


  -------------- Original message from Natalia Sulca 
<youngbeautyqueen@xxxxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 

    When you post the list, may I help out with some of the scanning? Happy 
Reading, Nati Now Reading Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris 
________________________________ Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 18:07:57 -0700 From: 
ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: book donation To: 
bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Well, I've had several requests to see the list, 
so I'll post it tomorrow. No guarantees about when I can get to them for 
processing though... [Most of the books look like they are the soft-core, 
romance-y books. If anyone is interested in basic erotica, check out Ellora's 
Cave publishers (www.ellorascave.com). If you're into kinky stuff, try the 
Greenery Press (www.greenerypress.com). We have books from both publishers 
already in the collection.] Carrie ----- Original Message ---- From: 
solsticesinger To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 
5:07:31 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: book donation Carrie, I'm wondering 
what the erotica books are. I'm sure there are several of us who would be 
willing to help out with those. Shannon I am only one; but still I am one. I 
can not do everything, but I can do something. And, because I can not do 
everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do. Everet Edward Hale 
----- Original Message ----- From: Carrie Karnos To: Bookshare Vol Group Sent: 
Thursday, May 29, 2008 1:29 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] book donation Hi gang, 
We just received a donation of 38 books, so I took out the ones that I thought 
would be of more interest to people. (The rest of the books are 
romance/erotica). Question: there are 3 Jennifer Chiaverini books - The Master 
Quilter, The Quilter's Legacy, and The Sugar Camp Quilt. Is someone else 
processing these? If so, I'll put the books into the 'Sell to a Used Bookstore' 
pile here in the office. If not, I can chop and scan them, and submit them to 
the download list. The other books I took out were: A Portrait of Jane Austen, 
by David Cecil Payment in Blood, by Elizabeth George Halfway to the Grave, by 
Jeaniene Frost Music to My Sorrow, by Mercedes Lackey Bedlam's Edge, by 
Mercedes Lackey BSO Beyond World's End by Mercedes Lackey Will try to get to 
processing them when I can. Carrie 

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