[bksvol-discuss] Re: more book sale finds

  • From: Carrie Karnos <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 17:47:22 -0800 (PST)

You're quite welcome!  I'm not actually a member of the Bookshare staff, only a 
volunteer, but thanks for your kind words anyway.
I didn't read my email before I went off to the monthly oldies-but-goodies book 
sale this morning.  So I didn't get any gardening books, but there are still 
lots of gardening books left over every month.  I'll get some container 
gardening books next month.  My apologies about not getting them this month!
I did however get a bunch of books that I hope some people will like, to wit:
Random Winds by Belva Plain
Crescent City by Belva Plain
Third Girl by Agatha Christie
Murder with Mirrors by Agatha Christie
The Golden Ball and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie
Maigret and the Wine Merchant by Georges Simenon
Maigret and the Headless Corpse by Georges Simenon
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice by Ellery Queen
Pennies on a Dead Woman's Eyes by Marcia Muller
Wolf in the Shadows by Marcia Muller
The Shape of Dread by Marcia Muller
The Olive Leaf: Unequalled Immune Support for Health and Longevity
Relief from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) by Elaine Fantle Shimberg
Living Well with Parkinson's by Glenna Wotton Atwood
Extraordinary Times by Sharon Torres
Richard Hittleman's Introduction to Yoga
Yoga for Business Executives and Professional People by Archie J. Bahm
The Pocket Guide to Beer: A Discriminating Guide to the World's Finest Brews
The Switch by Elmore Leonard
Tom Clancy's Power Plays: Politika
An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
Beverly: An Autobiography by Beverly Sills
Leonard Bernstein: The Fabulous Success Story of a Lonely Boy Who Conquered the 
World of Music by David Ewen
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou
Come, My Beloved by Pearl S. Buck
Z by Vassilis Vassilikos
Stories by Katherine Mansfield
The Hour Before the Dawn by W. Somerset Maugham
How to Strengthen Your Memory by Michael Fidlow
Excellence: Can We Be Equal and Excellent Too? by John W. Gardner
The Observing Self: Mysticism and Psychotherapy by Arthur J. Deikman, MD

They should all be on the download list in a few weeks.
I grabbed a book of Agatha Christie plays (The Mousetrap, Ten Little Indians, 
Appointment with Death, The Hollow, Witness for the Prosecution, Verdict, and 
Go Back for Murder) before I remembered that we can't put plays on the website. 
 Rats!  Sure wish we could.  I'll talk to Gustavo about it next week. No, wait, 
he's going to be at CSUN.  I'll do it the week after then.

Julie Morales <inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi, Carrie, and all other Bookshare staff. I know there has been a lot of talk 
about what everyone wants to see on the site and various suggestions for 
improvements. I'm no different in that I have things I'd like to see, too, and 
improvements can always be made, no matter how good it gets, but I'm grateful 
for what we have. I'm grateful for the site and all it has to offer, and I'm 
grateful for all volunteers and in-house staff and all the work you guys do. I 
hope to be contributing more over the summer, but at least for me, right now, 
things are way too busy around here! Take care.
Julie Morales
"This book (the Bible) will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this 
book." D.L. Moody
"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven 
the inexcusable in you." C.S. Lewis
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Carrie Karnos 
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 10:10 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: more book sale finds

Yes, there are several projects in the works.  Unfortunately the books that 
will bring in grant money (so Bookshare can stay afloat) are not the same books 
that most members want to read (sci fi, mysteries, romance and some other 
category that I've forgotten - Westerns maybe?). So the staff does a juggling 
act, trying to keep everyone happy - investors, members, volunteers.  It's a 
bit rough on the staff members, since they WANT to make everyone supremely 
happy but they know they can't.  I try to put the books I find (based on what 
everyone tells me in the discussion group) into the submission queue as fast as 
I can, but my time is limited too.  We really do try, we really really do...
Thanks!  Carrie

siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxx> wrote:
It seems to me that they definnitely  need more staff to approve books..  One 
person can only do so much, and yet Marissa keeps dreaming up more projects and 
bringing in more books, even though she tells us they are working on a bunch of 
donated books.  It seems the gardening books should get some priority as well 
as cookbooks.  
Sue S.
----- Original Message ----- From: Carrie Karnos 
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 11:20 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: more book sale finds

Glad I can help!
One word of caution: Marissa brought in 5 bags of books on Thursday, and I got 
2 more bags of books this weekend, so it'll take a while for all of the books 
(probably 80-100) to move thru the queue.  Don't hold your breath waiting for 
them!  I hope we can streamline the process, and get them submitted sooner, but 
you know how it goes...

"Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Kerry, these are wonderful. i can't wait to read the "I hate cookbook" and 
the one on the senses.

Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Advisory Council

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to
stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.

-- Vance Havner
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carrie Karnos" 
To: "Bookshare Vol Group" 
Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 10:13 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] more book sale finds

Hi all,

I went to the book sale again today and came away with:

Sense and Nonsense: A Study in Human Communication by Alfred Fleischman
To Be Young, Gifted and Black: An Informal Autobiography of Lorraine 
On Being Black: Writings by Afro-Americans from Frederick Douglass to the 
The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
Victory by Joseph Conrad
The I Hate to Cook Book by Peg Bracken
Take Care of Your Dog with the Home Vet Handbook
50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth
30 Simple Energy Things You Can Do to Save the Earth
Flowering Succulents by Gordon Rowley
The Clear and Simple Gardening Guide by DX Fenten
The Wonderful World of Books by Alfred Stefferud (editor)
Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh
The Killing Man by Mickey Spillane
The Big Knockover by Dashiell Hammett
An Introduction to Literature and the Fine Arts by the Editors at Michigan 
State College Press
Planning Art Education in the Middle/Secondary Schools of Ohio
Understanding the Arts by Helen Gardner
A Short Guide to Writing about Art by Sylvan Barnet
Artists at Work by Bernard Chaet
From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History by James Smith Pierce
The Necessity of Art: A Marxist Approach by Ernst Fischer

There were probably 100 gardening books at the book sale, lots of them being 
Sunset Publishing (which is a few miles from the Bookshare office). What 
type of gardening books do people want? I can pick some up during next 
month's book sale.


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