Well, I read for about 17 and half hours, finished three and half books which totaled over 1,100 pages. I didn’t read the entire time. I took breaks and here there, and I tried to read while I cooked and played with Winchester in the backyard.
While I had a lot of fun, I wasn’t quite as successful as I wanted to be. I really wanted to finish that last book, but I gave up around 12:30 am. I was 350 pages into the 500 page book and I knew there was no way I was going to make it.
So what did I read?
First, the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. I didn’t care for the book much, but it was interesting. I’ll share more about it in next month’s Twitterature.
Next, I started My Life in France. I read about a third of it, and then I got really hungry. Of course, because I was reading about all kinds of rich and delicious French food. So I put the book down and made some breakfast.
Instead of going back to My Life, I started Z a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. This book definitely had an interesting perspective on F. Scott and Zelda, especially on the relationship between Scott and Ernest Hemingway. (More in next month’s Twitterature post.)
After Z, I went back to My Life and finished it up around 9 PM or so. Then I started the White Princess. That was the book I gave up on around 12:30. I’m going to finish it this week, and I’ll share my thoughts later.
The next Readathon is April 25, 2015. I’ll be participating, you should too! If you like reading, that is :)
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The absence of women in history is man made.
just look at babe ruth’s face tho
i love it
pure hater shit
Jackie Mitchell…a bad ass lady I had never heard of.
From her Wikipedia page: “Seventeen-year-old Jackie Mitchell, brought in to pitch in the first inning after the starting pitcher had given up a double and a single, faced Babe Ruth. After taking a ball, Ruth swung and missed at the next two pitches. Mitchell’s fourth pitch to Ruth was a called third strike. Babe Ruth glared and verbally abused the umpire before being led away by his teammates to sit to wait for another batting turn. The crowd roared for Jackie. Babe Ruth was quoted in a Chattanooga newspaper as having said:
"I don’t know what’s going to happen if they begin to let women in baseball. Of course, they will never make good. Why? Because they are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day."
Next up was the Iron Horse Lou Gehrig, who swung through the first three pitches to strike out. Jackie Mitchell became famous for striking out two of the greatest baseball players in history.
A few days after Mitchell struck out Ruth and Gehrig, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis voided her contract and declared women unfit to play baseball as the game was “too strenuous.” Mitchell continued to play professionally,barnstorming with the House of David, a men’s team famous for their very long hair and long beards. While travelling with the House of David team, she would sometimes wear a fake beard for publicity.”
TL;DR: teenage girl strikes out two of the greatest baseball players ever, teenage girl gets her contract voided, teenage girl plays baseball wearing fake beard