I have been reading at least 2 books a week since I was seven, but my all time favorite book has to be, "The Source", by: James A. Michener. The story starts out in a time before people even had a language. Michener makes a water source the central point of the story. The water source brings animals, and that in turn brings many people. As time goes by, groups of people stay and start to form small villages. This story brings you into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries where we can see how the Middle East could have started.