COMPLETE: Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 081 - jo

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Post by saoussen » March 5th, 2021, 12:27 pm

thank you for the response. i would like to narrate that for section 4 if that's okay :D

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 5th, 2021, 2:53 pm

saoussen wrote:
March 5th, 2021, 12:27 pm
thank you for the response. i would like to narrate that for section 4 if that's okay :D
Sounds good! :D You don't actually need to sign up in advance, as long as you know that what you are going to read is in the Public Domain. We enter the readings in the Magic Window as they come in. You can always be assured of a place in the Short Nonfiction Collection, because when one volume fills up, we start another. Since this volume just started, there's lots of room. Looking forward to Bergson!

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Post by PSAhdi » March 6th, 2021, 1:05 am

soupy wrote:
March 5th, 2021, 5:21 am
Thanks for the information about seagulls PS Ahdi :thumbs:

Well read.

One error noted:

10:55 Far more pleasing to the eye are the graceful little terns, or "sea-swallows," you said little terns and little swallows

Craig
Hi Craig,
I have fixed the error. Thanks

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf081_theseagull_aflalo_psahdi_128kb.mp3
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Post by PSAhdi » March 6th, 2021, 1:13 am

Sue Anderson wrote:
March 5th, 2021, 11:48 am
saoussen wrote:
March 5th, 2021, 10:23 am
hey
i have a quick question, is DREAMS by HENRI BERGSON considered a short nonfiction work ?
Hi saoussen, Bergson's essay on dreams would be fine to read for the Short Nonfiction Collection. :) https://www.gutenberg.org/files/20842/20842-h/20842-h.htm
Hi saoussen, You beat me on Bergson's essay :D as I was also thinking to choose something similar to this. but no worries I can opt for other work. good choice. !!!
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Post by PSAhdi » March 6th, 2021, 1:19 am

Hi Sue,

I am thinking to read Bergson's "The Misuse of Mind" but I have a question if you can clarify. "The Misuse of Mind" has a preface and three chapters and I want to do them all. Selecting only one of the chapters, I guess, loses the charm of the work so I want to do it completely. Is it ok? If so, should I include it in a single file or break them chapter-wise? Please suggest.
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Post by Sue Anderson » March 6th, 2021, 8:03 am

PSAhdi wrote:
March 6th, 2021, 1:19 am
Hi Sue,

I am thinking to read Bergson's "The Misuse of Mind" but I have a question if you can clarify. "The Misuse of Mind" has a preface and three chapters and I want to do them all. Selecting only one of the chapters, I guess, loses the charm of the work so I want to do it completely. Is it ok? If so, should I include it in a single file or break them chapter-wise? Please suggest.
Hi Pradeep,

Well, let me start from scratch on this query... First of all, there is no rule at LibriVox or at the LibriVox Short Nonfiction Collection (SNF) that says that something can not be read more than once. Indeed, there are many duplicates in the Librivox catalog. However, I personally think that with all the useful, interesting, well-written Public Domain material out there that hasn't yet been recorded, I'd try to find something new to add to the LibriVox catalog.
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This brings us to Karin Stephen's The Misuse of Mind. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6336. This short book about Bergson's philosophy is not yet in the catalog---so far, so good. But is it a good fit for the SNF? Here, you need to ask "How long would it take me to read it?" As a reader, it's good to know how fast (or slow) you read. Based on your seagull read for this volume, your reading speed is about 170 words per minute.

Karin Stephen's Misuse of Mind contains (per Word Count in Open Office) 23,255 words. Divided by 170 wpm, it would take you over 2 hours to read the entire book, so in its entirety, it's too long for the SNF. The SNF tries to stick to works running 60 minutes or less. It would be an excellent first solo for you to read for LibriVox! (You can, of course, pick a section of the book to read for the SNF.) If you were to do this book as a solo, then your questions about breaking up the preface and chapters into separate files answers itself; yes you would make them separate files.

Are there any PD short selections from Bergson that aren't yet in the LibriVox catalog that would fit in the SNF? Here is where you can do a little sleuthing, starting with a bibliography of Bergson's works: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/bergson/. Then, check out archive.org to look over the PD material.

For example, at archive.org I found a collection of Bergson's 1911 British lectures, published in 1920, which, to me, looked interesting.https://archive.org/details/mindenergylectu00carrgoog/page/n20/mode/2up. The translator says in the preface: "This volume of Lectures and Essays is an English edition of L'Energie spirituelle. It is not simply an approved and authorized translation, for M. Bergson has gone carefully with me into details of meaning and expression in order to give it the same authority as the original French." One of these lectures might be a fit for the SNF.

Sleuthing in the vastness of the Public Domain is, for me, as I think it is for a lot of readers, a big part of the fun of Librivox!

Hope this helps,

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Post by BettyB » March 8th, 2021, 2:31 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf081_drinks_parloa_bbs_.mp3

Time is 10.37

"Drinks" from Miss Parloa's New Cookbook 1880
by Maria Parloa (1843-1909)

https://archive.org/details/missparloasnewco00parl/page/386/mode/2up

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 8th, 2021, 3:55 pm

BettyB wrote:
March 8th, 2021, 2:31 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf081_drinks_parloa_bbs_.mp3

Time is 10.37

"Drinks" from Miss Parloa's New Cookbook 1880
by Maria Parloa (1843-1909)

https://archive.org/details/missparloasnewco00parl/page/386/mode/2up

BettyB
Thanks, Betty! :D
It's interesting to see that coffee "mystique" has been with us for quite a while. I'm tempted to try the egg method.

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 11th, 2021, 7:38 am

BettyB wrote:
March 8th, 2021, 2:31 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf081_drinks_parloa_bbs_.mp3

Time is 10.37

"Drinks" from Miss Parloa's New Cookbook 1880
by Maria Parloa (1843-1909)

https://archive.org/details/missparloasnewco00parl/page/386/mode/2up

BettyB


Hi Betty, PL OK! One of the first cooking utensils I bought, many long years ago, was a French expresso pot, but it's long since been replaced by Mr. Coffee. This selection makes me think maybe I should reactivate the expresso... Thanks for your contribution to vol. 081! :D

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 11th, 2021, 7:59 am

PM to Scott re edit

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Post by Scott » March 11th, 2021, 10:18 am

soupy wrote:
March 2nd, 2021, 8:13 pm
Thanks for the review of Moby Dick Scott. I found it interesting. I'm currently reading Sober Cannibals Drunken Christians - Melville, Kierkegaard & tragic Optimism in Polarized Worlds Thanks for lending your nice voice to the short nonfiction collection :thumbs:

One error noted:

14:01 I greatly fear lest thy conscience be but a leaky one, and will in the end sink thee foundering down to the fiery pit, you said and will be in the end sink

Craig
Edit completed to the Melville file, corrected file is https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf081_melvilleswhale_nyintlmag_sm_128kb.mp3
Thank you for catching the slip, and waiting for it to be fixed.

Scott

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Post by soupy » March 11th, 2021, 11:43 am

Thanks Scott, sounds great :thumbs:

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Post by InTheDesert » March 11th, 2021, 10:44 pm

Of Infant Baptism and Dipping (21:47)
John Owen (https://librivox.org/author/5000)
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf081_infantbaptismdipping_own_itd_128kb.mp3
https://books.google.com.sg/books?id=rUU7N-N134EC&pg=PA3

As very often with John Owen, I have no idea what he's talking about for at least 50% of it.
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Post by soupy » March 12th, 2021, 7:02 am

Thanks InTheDesert :thumbs:

1611 every Englishman gets to argue about the meaning of words in the Bible.

One error noted:

14:58 Suidas, Hesychius, Julius Pollux – repeated Suidas

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Post by Sue Anderson » March 12th, 2021, 9:11 am

InTheDesert wrote:
March 11th, 2021, 10:44 pm
Of Infant Baptism and Dipping (21:47)
John Owen (https://librivox.org/author/5000)
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf081_infantbaptismdipping_own_itd_128kb.mp3
https://books.google.com.sg/books?id=rUU7N-N134EC&pg=PA3

As very often with John Owen, I have no idea what he's talking about for at least 50% of it.
Hi InTheDesert, Thanks for your contribution to vol. 081! :D

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