[bksvol-discuss] Re: more book sale finds

  • From: "Julie Morales" <inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 16:11:22 -0700

Hi, Carrie. You may not be paid staff, but you certainly do enough that you 
definitely deserve the recognition. Thanks! 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, March 13, 2005 6:47 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: more book sale finds


  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:

  Romance:
  Random Winds by Belva Plain
  Crescent City by Belva Plain

  Mystery:
  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

  Health:
  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

  Westerns:
  The Switch by Elmore Leonard

  Spies:
  Tom Clancy's Power Plays: Politika

  Biographies:
  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

  Fiction:
  Come, My Beloved by Pearl S. Buck
  Z by Vassilis Vassilikos
  Stories by Katherine Mansfield
  The Hour Before the Dawn by W. Somerset Maugham

  Non-fiction:
  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.

  Carrie

  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...

        Carrie

        "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
          juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
          Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
          Graduate Advisory Council
          www.guidedogs.com

          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 
          Hansberry
          On Being Black: Writings by Afro-Americans from Frederick Douglass to 
the 
          Present
          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.

          Carrie




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