I would read the books I validate except that really I just don't like to read a whole book at my computer. I love to read--don't get me wrong. My goal was to read 150 books this year and I'm really close to that goal. But also I don't like to take books to validate that someone else really wants. Plus I don't want to take away the chance for credit from someone else. So when I want to validate a book I usually "troll" the list and look and see how long a book has been on step one. If it has only been on for 30 days or less I don't take that book. I feel like I have sight and I have a wonderful library system available to me and if I really want to read a book I should use MY resources to read that book and not Bookshare's resources. Bookshare is there for those who have a need for it and I don't have that need. Though you can be sure if I did, Bookshare is where I would go. I tell everybody I know about Bookshare because I think it is such a wonderful resource. You never know when somebody knows somebody who could benefit from Bookshare and I kind of believe for Bookshare to grow they are going to continue to need to recruit new subscribers. I've worked at a non-profit (Easter Seals) before and money doesn't grow on trees any more for a non-profit than it does for anybody else. So I try to validate books that have been on the list for a long time, or that have been released by more than one person. Those are the books I know probably have problems that maybe I can fix just because I can see it on my screen. So, that's a long answer to say no I don't read every word of books I validate. But even if I did, I find that the human brain has made eyesight such that it automatically corrects errors when reading. One class I took recently had this page that had things like when the the monkey went over the mountain and when we were asked in class to read it aloud, almost every person read his or her sentence with only one "the" Our brains are wired to read things the way they were intended and not as they were written. That's why it's hard to proof read a paper you have written yourself. You read what you want to be there. In Braille reading and in listening the errors are so obvious, I assume. I know in Braille they are because in learning to write Braille with a slate and stylus I made and still make errors that my friend will laughingly point out to me. And in speech readers I am sure it is the same case. Anybody still awake after that long winded nonsense? smile --- Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > You're doing an excellent job and deserve kudos for > taking on those textbooks. I've done a couple of > books > literally two that I haven't read either, and then I > do what you describe, and as I'm putting in the page > breaks I scan the page and sometimes catch a scanno > that way--or the spell--check, which I have on, > points > them out by underlining them in red. Generally I do > fiction and nonfiction, though not textbooks, and > I've > found that I've actually enjoyed some books I > wouldn't > have expected to, in both categories. > > Cindy > > --- Jamie Yates <jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > When I've scanned books I try to fix it all up > > before > > I upload it so I try to make sure the blank lines > > are > > in the right place, take the headers out, check > > spelling, etc. > > > > I am having a horrible time scanning the > Confessions > > of a Shopaholic. I can't do it as facing pages or > it > > only presents half of each page for some reason > (in > > Omnipage). > > > > Which means I am back to putting in page breaks > > manually. Which is ok it just takes me longer. > > > > But yes in general if I validate a book I don't > read > > the whole thing. I find it cumbersome to read at > my > > computer. First I spell check, then I check for > > page > > numbers, page breaks, and the lines between page > > numbers and page breaks. I have done books that > did > > not have page breaks and I put in page breaks > > manually > > for each page. I remove headers if they are still > > there. If the book seems to have huge problems > then > > I > > read at least the first dozen pages to see what is > > going on. > > > > I have not validated a ton of books though. I have > > done a couple of textbooks that seemed to have > been > > on > > the step one list for a long, long time (one was > > over > > a year). I try not to validate any books that are > > brand new on the list because I know there are > > others > > out there who want to read each word of it and I > > respect that. > > > > I'm finding out I like to scan books. I especially > > like this new-to-me scanner. When I get done > > scanning > > Confessions of a Shopaholic I am going to scan > that > > Devil in Grey book that someone requested. And I > see > > that India vegetarian cookbook is at the library > > waiting for me too, but I have to go to the pain > > clinic today and get another injection so it will > be > > Friday before I can get to the library. > > > > > > > > > > Jamie in Michigan > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject > > line. To get a list of available commands, put > the > > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > > > > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Tired of spam? Yahoo! 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