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 Mason, Jeremiah 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.
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