I know what you mean. When James Michener begins a book at the beginning, he begins In The Beginning, even before dividing the the waters. Actually, he often begins before water. Been there, done that in one book and it was sufficient. I like beginning a little later.
It if be now, 'tis not to come,
If it be not to come, it will be now,
If it be now now, Yet it will come.
The readiness is all.
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I loved all the Michener books I read: Hawaii, Centennial, Chesepeake, Caravns.
I stopped after a while, because, though the characters are interesting and the
history particularly interesting, they follow the same parttern and I began to
get tired of it. But I do want to start again and read some of the ones I
> haven't read yet. Enjoy.
> --- On Wed, 7/23/08, Monica Willyard wrote:
> > From: Monica Willyard
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Currently scanning/planning to scan
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 12:02 PM
> > Hi, Deborah. Thanks so much for doing the rescans of some of
> > the
> > Michener books. A friend of mine suggested that I read some
> > of these
> > books, but I was a little hesitant since the current
> > Bookshare
> > versions look a little messy. If no one else has asked for
> > it, will
> > you put a hold on Mexico for me? I haven't read any of
> > these books,
> > and I'm somewhat comfortable with proofreading Spanish
> > if it's part of
> > the book. So Mexico sounds like a good place for me to
> > start. (smile)
> > --
> > Monica Willyard
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