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#24in48 Readathon

Hosted by Rachel @ A Home Between Pages

The #24in48 readathon will run from 12:01am on Saturday, April 5th until 11:59pm on April 6th. 24 hours of reading in 48 total hours โ€“ whether that means 12 hours each day or 8 hours on Saturday and 16 on Sunday or however it best shakes out for you.

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I shouldn’t be doing a readathon. I should be writing. But there are so many things I still need to read as research. *cough* Yeah, that’s the ticket!

The plan this weekend is to read. And other duties. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Obviously, I’m not going to get to everything on this list.

Research Reading List

Online articles:

  • Excerpts from House of Mystery: The Magic Science of David P. Abbott, Volume One
    • Chapter 7 – Mediumistic Fortune Telling, pg. 183-186
    • Chapter 9 – Vest Turning, pg. 191-198
    • Chapter 10 – An Improved Billet Test, pg 199-203
      • “It is easier for some people to believe in egregious poppycock than to accept the fact that they’re capable of being fooled.”~Teller
    • Addenda – Wireless Electricity for Mediumistic Tricks, pg 210-211
    • Some Strange Spiritualistic Experiments, pg. 213-214
    • The Wonder Girl, pg. 322-367
  • Articles in Genii
    • Joseffy article, Oct 2011, pg. 26-27
    • Joseffy article, Nov 2011. pg. 32-33
      • Linking Ring article, Jul. 1983, pg 85-87
    • Finish Bangs Sisters article, Oct 2005, pg. 95-97
    • Davenport Bros./Vox Motus article, April 2012, pg. 78-85
  • Abbott’s “Extracts from My Own Program” in The Sphinx, Vol. 6 No. 1, March 15, 1907

From personal library

  • River City Empire by Orville D. Menard
  • Facts, Frauds, and Phantasms by Georgess McHargue
  • Magic and Mystery: The Incredible Psychic Investigations of Houdini and Dunninger, pg. 9-51

Other Reading

  • Work on Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson
  • Work on The Magicianโ€™s Study by Tobias Seamon – DNF
  • For Deal Me In, Iโ€™ll be reading โ€œ16 Mins.โ€ by Eric Lustbader, pg. 13-53
  • Jim Steinmeyer’s Card Trick Genii, Aug 2011, pg. 60-69
  • The Silver Linings Playbook, pg. 10-152
    • โ€œI believe in happy endings,โ€ I tell him. โ€œAnd it feels like this movie has gone on for the right amount of time.โ€