[bksvol-discuss] Re: feed my addiction

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 00:29:27 -0700 (PDT)

Robert, I think you mean Estelnalissi. This Cindy has
been here for a couple of years. I wonder about the
new Cindy, though. Is she joining the list? What is
her last name? I've thought of calling myself Old
Cindy, but I decided against it. Young-at-heart Cindy?
I guess I'll stick to Cindy R, unless her last name
begins with R.

Cindy R

- robert tweedy <rtweedy2@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Welcome Cindy and as always you can call me if you
> have a question while others can help you with the
> brille lite and BRF files. I think between the all
> uf us we can get you going.
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Estelnalissi 
>   To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>   Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2005 10:26 PM
>   Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: feed my addiction
>   Dear Sara and Book Sharers,
>   My name is Estelnalissi which means Hope Is Sweet
> in Tolkien's Elvish and I'm new to book share and
> this list. 
>   I  subscribed yesterday. Usually I lurk longer to
> learn how and what to contribute but Sarah mentioned
> Star Trek books in passing in her discussion of
> referencing books, and I have a box of Star Trek
> hardbacks from a friend with a bookstore on Amazon. 
>   She'll sell me any book for fifty cents each. I'd
> gladly send any of these books free to anyone on
> this list for scanning and then keeping or passing
> on.
>   I don't know how this is done. If anyone might be
> interested I could post a list of them to this list
> or off list. Please let me know because I need to
> give them back to her if no one is looking for them
> at this time.
>   About me! I'm a retired elementary teacher who has
> read braille since first grade. I'm looking forward
> to volunteering for Book Share, but I'm not a quick
> study with computers. I have a fairly powerful Dell,
> read the screen with jaws, have a new HP all in one
> printer - scanner, Open Book a Braille Note, and a
> Juliet 2 sided braille printer. I'm still clueless
> about how to use the scanner, Open Book and the
> Juliet. 
>   If I could only ask you one question it would be,
> is it possible to download books from book share so
> that they can be read in refreshable braille or
> voice on the braille note?
>   Also, if anyone on the list has the time or
> patience to teach me anything to help me become a
> productive volunteer I'd appreciate it. I write down
> any instructions I get in a braille notebook and
> save the post in a computer tips file.
>   I'm an insatiable reader and with this huge new
> reading resource I don't know where to start! The
> first Book Share  book I'm reading is Playing With
> Fire, an Inspector Banks mystery. Some of my
> favorite authors are Charles Dickens, Dick Francis,
> Sue Grafton, and John Grisham. I enjoy reading
> mysteries, suspense, classics, current general
> fiction, humor, cookbooks, knitting patterns, and
> poetry. I have a special interest in almost any
> historic, cultural or fiction book about Ireland,
> Scotland and Wales and have a large collection of
> them. 
>   I've always loved just being in the pressence of
> books. I have a large print library I can't see to
> read, but bought the books with the vague hope that
> some day I'd be able to read them. Now their time
> has come. Once I learn to scan I can not only read
> them, but share them. 
>   That's more than enough for starters. I feel
> fortunate to be in the company of other book lovers.
>   Always Turning Pages,
>   Estelnalissi 
>     ----- Original Message ----- 
>     From: Sarah Van Oosterwijck 
>     To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>     Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2005 4:01 PM
>     Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: feed my addiction
>     I try to get more when ever I can.  I often wish
> I could stand at my local library's shelves with a
> hand held device capable of looking at both the
> library's computerized catalogue and the bookshare
> site.  That would be the only way to get the three
> peaces of information I need all at once.  I need
> the  
>      online library catalogue to tell me what is
> available and in the Star Trek series, the book
> itself from off the shelf to tell me if it is
> scannable, and the bookshare site to tell me if it
> is already available and therefore doesn't need to
> be scanned.
>     At home i can check the list of star trek books
> my local library has against the books I can find on
> bookshare, but don't know if the book is scannable. 
> I also find that the facts change before I can get
> the book, which can drive me crazy.  It either
> disappears from my local library or appears on
> bookshare between the time I look and the time I get
> it.  If I am at the library I can't look at the
> bookshare site just to check when I come accross
> something I would like to scan.
>     Can't you tell I am rather addicted to the
> Internet?  I hate being separated from my primary
> source of information. ;-)
>     Sarah Van Oosterwijck
>     http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity
>       ----- Original Message ----- 
>       From: Kasondra payne 
>       To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>       Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 11:48 PM
>       Subject: [bksvol-discuss] feed my addiction
>       I,
>       Kellie, Sarah, and anyone else, please feed my
> addiction for Star Trek books.  You have done a good
> job so far, but please continue.  I'm willing to
> validate what you scan.  Please let me know.  
>       Kasondra Payne
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