Mason & Dixon infinite winter reading schedule

Last week I proposed an Infinite Winter reading schedule for Gravity’s Rainbow.  Today I propose a reading schedule for Mason & Dixon.  Unlike GR and IJ, there are no footnotes nor companion books.  There is the Mason & Dixon wiki, however, which I’ve used extensively as a replacement for footnotes and chapter summaries in case I get confused about what’s going on.  There’s also all the essential wikipedia stuff about Charles MasonJeremiah Dixon, the Mason & Dixon Line, and the Clive of India.

Oh, and one more thing: the book Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time.  I’m currently already 42 chapters in—but I have no problem with starting over!—and I can attest to the importance of the wikipedia pages and that book.  I haven’t read the book, but stopping where I’m at now and picking it up before restarting at the beginning of M&D sounds like a wonderful idea.  I’ve already missed too much by not knowing anything about how longitude was finally worked out.

All that said, here’s the proposed reading schedule.

Date Chapters End Page Pages Read Percent Complete
12/23/16 1,2,3,4 41 41 5%
12/26/16 5,6,7 76 35 10%
12/30/16 8,9,10 104 28 13%
1/2/17 11,12 124 20 16%
1/6/17 13,14,15 157 33 20%
1/9/17 16,17 182 25 23%
1/13/17 18,19,20,21 214 32 28%
1/16/17 22,23,24 245 31 32%
1/20/17 25,26,27 274 29 35%
1/23/17 28,29,30 301 27 39%
1/27/17 31,32,33 340 39 44%
1/30/17 34,35 361 21 47%
2/3/17 36,37,38,39 398 37 51%
2/6/17 40,41 421 23 54%
2/10/17 42,43,44,45 451 30 58%
2/13/17 46,47,48,49 483 32 62%
2/17/17 50,51,52 510 27 66%
2/20/17 53,54 541 31 70%
2/24/17 55,56,57 569 28 73%
2/27/17 58,59,60 596 27 77%
3/3/17 61,62,63,64 628 32 81%
3/6/17 65,66,67 657 29 85%
3/10/17 68,69,70 686 29 88%
3/13/17 71,72,73 713 27 92%
3/17/17 74,75,76 748 35 96%
3/20/17 77,78 776 28 100%

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