Dear Jill, We have similar interests in books. I just read the fair books list and the books you chose were two I noted as my own priority picks. I'm definitely not asking for them because I'm just now ready to try and upload my first validation and have already chosen my second book to work on. So as not to tie up titles for a long time, I am working on one book at a time. I just wanted to tell you my ears perked up when I read your post. I'll be happy to read these books when you've finished tidying them up. Just a side note, the author of Empire Falls studied at Warren Wilson College near Asheville North Carolina. Their summer writer's workshop, which has been attended by several prize winning authors, runs concurrently with their only other summer program where I've studied harp during the annual Celtic music week. I first read about Empire Falls in Book World, the Washington Post Book Review insert. Next the author came to my attention as he was proudly featured in the college newsletter. There's no end to my fascination with books, authors and writing. Best of luck with your upgrades and know you can count on me to be an appreciative reader of your work. And, of course, my thanks to anyone else who was involved in the processing of these books. Always With Love, Lissi ----- Original Message ----- From: Jill O'Connell To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 3:51 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] books being scanned I am going to be rescanning two books on the Fair list so would appreciate it if no one else scans them. They are Empire Falls by Richard Russo and Echoes by Maeve Binchy. Thank you.