[bksvol-discuss] Re: question

  • From: Sarah Van Oosterwijck <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 07 May 2010 17:16:54 -0500

I have the same standards and frustrations with proofreading. I can't always figure out what to do, because I want it to be nearly perfect when I'm done with it. I also won't read books with lots of swearing, violence, or sex. I do love books that are exciting thrillers and mysteries for adults, but I find a lot of books don't meet my standards.

I don't find the time to scan as much as I'd like to scan, and I also have a hard time finding interesting books at my library. The library's page is somewhat annoying, though it isn't at all an accessibility issue. It's a bad design for everyone issue. Also, Some books have summaries and some don't.

Anyway, if I submit something you can be pretty sure you'll find it okay, and I know there are others who feel the same way.

Please don't let this message start a discussion about censorship, because my reading preferences have nothing to do with that. :-)

Sarah Van Oosterwijck


On 5/7/2010 8:16 AM, gwen tweedy wrote:
I know it won't be me because it's tougher for totally blind people to do things like this. I'm finding it hard to find anything to proofread partly because I'm so picky *smile* that is why I did some children's books because I love them, but I knew there would be no surprises such as strong language violence and explicit discriptions a person like me may have to give it up because I'll have nothing to do and just go back to reading. yeah there are numbers of books up there but if you don't know what doesn't have these things or ones that have quirks that sighted people need to do nothing against that, but for me being totally blind, I'm just finding it more frustrating to even find a book and yes I know that is just me so disregard this whiner you'd call it. If I'm not going to be interested in a book or have the fear of what I'll run into in the book, well it just seems more and more the choices for me are gone I have nothing to choose from, cause there is something I can't do in it, it needs to be worked on by someone smarter better than me or it's old and you can't and the list goes on
some days I just get hit with the give ups!

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