Point taken. But it only takes a few minutes to write a review, and sometimes one feels strongly about a book and wants to share one's positive feelings to encourage and hope that others will read the book. The few minutes it takes, at least for me, since I keep thinking about it before I write it, i.e. write it in my mind, does not take away from my validating. Indeed, reading and responding to e-mails takes much more time, and I keep thinking I should not, but I can't resist. Even reading somewhat technical stuff about machines people use I find educational and informative. Cindy > As a blind subscriber to bookshare I personally > prefer volunteers work on > validating and submitting and not on book reviews > given the staff shortages > bookshare experiences and the bottlenecks for > approval which might occur if > bookshare staff is asked to take on submitting the > reviews we send in. It > is difficult enough to add to the collection. I > particularly ask sighted > volunteers to use their talents where they can do > the most good helping > make new submits and validates possible rather than > writing reviews. You, > after all, can go to a library and read as many > books as you > like. Bookshare was created to give us those > choices. > > E. > At 04:30 PM 1/10/2007, you wrote: > >Hi, Jamie. > > > >Hmm, that's strange. I validated that book over > the weekend and I didn't > >see any of the extraneous characters. I use speech > only, but I read line > >by line and have JAWS set to say all punctuation, > so I would have noticed > >karats and things like that. > > > >unfortunately, people validating using speech alone > can miss some of the > >hard paragraph markers if they are at the end of a > line and do not use > >some of the tips Jake provided. However, if a hard > paragraph marker is in > >the middle of the sentence, this would cause my > synthesizer to read > >differently, so I would have noticed at least a few > of these. I could > >tell by the speed and cadence of JAWS that this > wasn't the case, plus I > >was able to navigate by paragraph without having > sentences cut off. > > > >I believe I have the original zip file around here, > I'll check and see > >what's going on. I'm kind of surprised, because > I've validated probably > >close to a dozen of the submitter's books and he > does an excellent job > >cleaning up his scans. > > > >Lisa > > > >----- Original Message ----- From: "Jamie Yates" > <jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx> > >To: "Bookshare Volunteers" > <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > >Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 2:19 PM > >Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Like Death - Tim Waggoner > > > > > >>My friend says that in the braille copy of Like > Death > >>there are lots of instances of words that are > >>contractions like I'll and he'd and he's printed > like > >>this: > >> > >>I^p > >>' > >>^p > >>ll > >> > >>instead of I'll > >> > >>or > >> > >>he^p > >>' > >>^p > >>d > >> > >>and other hard paragraph markers in the middle of > >>sentences and paragraphs. > >> > >> > >> > >> > >>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. > >> > > > > > >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. > > 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. > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Any questions? Get answers on any topic at www.Answers.yahoo.com. Try it now. 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.