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Post by mightyfelix » July 6th, 2017, 10:57 am

Journal of Rev. Francis Asbury, Vol. I by Francis Asbury (1745 - 1816).

As one of the first two bishops of the Methodist church in America and one of the most well-known circuit riders during the spread of Methodism, Francis Asbury kept a journal of his travels and activities. His journal begins with his prayerful decision to come to America in 1771 and continues to December of 1815, a few months before his death. In the meantime, we travel with Rev. Asbury across the ocean, over mountains, through rivers, and up and down the whole length of the fledgling United States of America. (Devorah Allen)
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Post by mightyfelix » July 6th, 2017, 11:00 am

I would like to PL this one.

The journal is printed continuously, without easy ready-to-use section breaks. I plan to break it into approximately 10-page sections, which I am hoping will come out to approximately 30 minutes each.

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Post by TriciaG » July 6th, 2017, 12:21 pm

This is set up. :)

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Post by mightyfelix » July 6th, 2017, 12:33 pm

Thank you! I'll try to get the MW filled in tomorrow.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 6th, 2017, 12:35 pm

By the way, would it be acceptable to remove "by Francis Asbury" from the disclaimer? "Journal of Francis Asbury, by Francis Asbury" seems a bit redundant.

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Post by TriciaG » July 6th, 2017, 12:38 pm

Yes, I think you can remove it.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 7th, 2017, 9:14 am

Before deciding precisely where to put my section breaks and filling out the MW, I decided to go ahead and record section 1 myself, to test out my proposed 10-page section length. Mine came out to 22:24, which I think is a very good duration, particularly since I think I read a little bit faster than many others. So I will go ahead and start making note of exactly where breaks will be, using this as a guide. Tricia, would you mind PL'ing this for me, please?

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Post by mightyfelix » July 7th, 2017, 10:41 pm

About 3/4 of the sections are filled in. I hope to finish the rest tomorrow night.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 8th, 2017, 8:53 am

Ok, sections are all divvied up! I believe we are open for business!

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Post by TriciaG » July 8th, 2017, 10:39 am

Moved to Readers Wanted.

I might be able to PL your section; I've got a bunch of non-LV stuff to do. :)

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Post by mightyfelix » July 8th, 2017, 11:02 am

TriciaG wrote:Moved to Readers Wanted.

I might be able to PL your section; I've got a bunch of non-LV stuff to do. :)
No hurry. Anyone could do it, really. Except for me. :)

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Post by TriciaG » July 10th, 2017, 8:27 am

Section 1 PL OK


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Post by silverquill » July 27th, 2017, 9:18 pm

Great project! Sorry I can't jump in right now. I've been clearing my LV slate as I prepare for a 3-wk trip to Nepal and India, but I suspect there will be some sections left when I get back in mid-Sept. So, I'll bookmark this and check back later.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 27th, 2017, 9:54 pm

silverquill wrote:Great project! Sorry I can't jump in right now. I've been clearing my LV slate as I prepare for a 3-wk trip to Nepal and India, but I suspect there will be some sections left when I get back in mid-Sept. So, I'll bookmark this and check back later.
Wow, that sounds like a great trip! Thanks for your interest, and I'll hope to be hearing from you again!

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