(Complete) Coffee Break Collection #31 - SPRINGTIME - Lt

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Post by msfry » March 22nd, 2021, 3:50 pm

Coffee Break Collection #31 -- Springtime, by Various Authors ( - ).


All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/coffee-break-collection-31-springtime-by-various/
This is the 31st Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select and read 20 stories or poems of their choice, fiction or non-fiction pieces of fifteen minutes' duration or less, suitable for short commutes and coffee breaks. The subject for this collection is SPRINGTIME".
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BC/DPL: msfry Michele Fry
MC: LynneT Lynne
Cover: msfry Michele Fry
Last edited by msfry on May 1st, 2021, 11:13 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by Lynnet » March 23rd, 2021, 8:50 am

All set.

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Post by msfry » March 23rd, 2021, 11:00 am

Thanks
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Post by msfry » March 24th, 2021, 2:31 pm

I'm going to kick off this collection with this story:

In The Spring
by Guy de Maupassant
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc31_inthespring_mtf_128kb.mp3 15:33
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3090
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Post by williamjones » March 24th, 2021, 2:43 pm

msfry wrote:
March 24th, 2021, 2:31 pm
I'm going to kick off this collection with this story:

In The Spring
by Guy de Maupassant
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc31_inthespring_mtf_128kb.mp3 15:33
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3090
Hey, Michele, would it be OK for me to PL this story in return for your PLing my little 8-Minute story tomorrow?
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My doctor asked whether anyone in my family suffers from mental illness.
I said: "No, we all seem to enjoy it."

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Post by msfry » March 24th, 2021, 2:46 pm

williamjones wrote:
March 24th, 2021, 2:43 pm
msfry wrote:
March 24th, 2021, 2:31 pm
I'm going to kick off this collection with this story:

In The Spring
by Guy de Maupassant
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc31_inthespring_mtf_128kb.mp3 15:33
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3090
Hey, Michele, would it be OK for me to PL this story in return for your PLing my little 8-Minute story tomorrow?
Yes, thank you.
Michele Fry, CC
"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry." ~ Emily Dickinson

Love Stories #4
Coffee Break Collection #31 - Springtime!

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Post by williamjones » March 24th, 2021, 5:33 pm

msfry wrote:
March 24th, 2021, 2:31 pm
I'm going to kick off this collection with this story:

In The Spring
by Guy de Maupassant
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc31_inthespring_mtf_128kb.mp3 15:33
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3090
A puzzling, surprising story!
Until the very end there was no hint as to how it would turn out!

Great Job. PL OK!
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My doctor asked whether anyone in my family suffers from mental illness.
I said: "No, we all seem to enjoy it."

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Post by williamjones » March 25th, 2021, 6:05 am

Uploaded for Coffee Break collection #31

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc31_aprilmoment_wj_128kb.mp3 8:16

The April Moment
from Minstrel Weather
BY MARIAN STORM
Copyright, 1920, by Harper & Brothers

Source:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38645/38645-h/38645-h.htm#Page_19

Author wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Storm
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My doctor asked whether anyone in my family suffers from mental illness.
I said: "No, we all seem to enjoy it."

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Post by msfry » March 25th, 2021, 7:19 am

The April Moment is PL OK.
Sounds like a description of my yard at the moment, absolutely busting out with flowering weeds, wisteria, dandelions, goldenrod, wild lupines, violets, etc., and birds singing everywhere. She left out the pollen coating everything yellow!!!!

Your Volume was right at 92. It passed, but barely. Just mentioning this for future recordings.

I read Marion's Wikipedia page, and am curious of her descriptions of the Mexican landscape. I'll have to look that up someday.
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Post by williamjones » March 25th, 2021, 7:27 am

msfry wrote:
March 25th, 2021, 7:19 am
The April Moment is PL OK.
Sounds like a description of my yard at the moment, absolutely busting out with flowering weeds, wisteria, dandelions, goldenrod, wild lupines, violets, etc., and birds singing everywhere. She left out the pollen coating everything yellow!!!!

Your Volume was right at 92. It passed, but barely. Just mentioning this for future recordings.

I read Marion's Wikipedia page, and am curious of her descriptions of the Mexican landscape. I'll have to look that up someday.
Thanks for the "Heads up!" about the volume. I was trying a new location for my mic: sitting right on the deck of my laptop's keyboard.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

My doctor asked whether anyone in my family suffers from mental illness.
I said: "No, we all seem to enjoy it."

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Post by msfry » March 25th, 2021, 7:38 am

williamjones wrote:
March 25th, 2021, 7:27 am

Your Volume was right at 92. It passed, but barely. Just mentioning this for future recordings.

Thanks for the "Heads up!" about the volume. I was trying a new location for my mic: sitting right on the deck of my laptop's keyboard.
Any time you make a change like that, you should run your files through Checker before submitting. Even just a difference in time of day, level of tiredness, etc., can make a big difference in volume, not to mention background noise, all in the same location.
Michele Fry, CC
"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry." ~ Emily Dickinson

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Coffee Break Collection #31 - Springtime!

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Post by williamjones » March 25th, 2021, 7:45 am

msfry wrote:
March 25th, 2021, 7:38 am
williamjones wrote:
March 25th, 2021, 7:27 am

Your Volume was right at 92. It passed, but barely. Just mentioning this for future recordings.

Thanks for the "Heads up!" about the volume. I was trying a new location for my mic: sitting right on the deck of my laptop's keyboard.
Any time you make a change like that, you should run your files through Checker before submitting. Even just a difference in time of day, level of tiredness, etc., can make a big difference in volume, not to mention background noise, all in the same location.
Yes, of course.
But as I was uploading, one of my birds was LOUDLY laying another egg. Distracted me.

A Heads Up! for you: in a little while I'll be uploaded a second item: a poem which is an absolute antithesis to this one. The juxtaposition is delicious.
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My doctor asked whether anyone in my family suffers from mental illness.
I said: "No, we all seem to enjoy it."

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Post by williamjones » March 25th, 2021, 8:14 am

Uploaded Spring Cleaning by Harry Graham

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc31_springcleaning_wj_128kb.mp3 1:55

Book:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/36543/36543-h/36543-h.htm#Page_97

Author:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Graham_(poet)

This poem's attitude is the antithesis of my earlier selection "April Moment" and gives the "unseen" consequences of "seen" pleasures of Spring
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My doctor asked whether anyone in my family suffers from mental illness.
I said: "No, we all seem to enjoy it."

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Post by msfry » March 25th, 2021, 1:39 pm

Spring Cleaning is PL OK. Thanks. Sounds more like house remodeling to me! Something we need to do around here, and I'm not looking forward to it. :shock:
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Post by TallyTiger » March 26th, 2021, 12:04 am

Here's a lovely little story for your collection!

Autumn and Spring by Frank Rinder (1865-1945)
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc31_autumnandspring_tt_128kb.mp3 (6:46)
PG: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/46863

Tally

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