Moby-Dick Flow Marathon

From April to December 2021, The 24-Hour Room is reading Moby-Dick from stem to stern, in 197 short passages.

Where: In the STUDIO

When: 7 am and 10 am Eastern Time, weekdays


From September 14 to December 7 2021, in tandem with A Public Space's virtual book club #TolstoyTogether, The 24-Hour Room reads War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy aloud in its entirety, over 83 sessions. Any edition will do.

Where: In the STUDIO

When: 9 am and 10 pm Eastern Time, 9/15-12/7/21


How long: ~ 15 minutes, 2x a day for 83 days.

Who: All comers. We invite those in the Lounge to take turns in reading aloud each morning.

What edition? Any will do. If you don't want to read the French, try the free edition on Project Gutenberg.

Week 1

9/15 9 AM

READ FOR Day 1 9/15 Volume I, Part I, i-iii. (From “Eh bien, mon prince” to “the company of intelligent women.”)

9/15 10 PM EDT

Day 2 9/16 Volume I, Part I, iv-vi (partial). (From “Anna Pavlovna smiled” to “Word of honor!”)

9/16 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 3 9/17 Volume I, Part I, vi (second half) - x. (From “It was already past one o’clock” to “she slowly walked beside him to the sitting room.”)

9/17 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 4 9/18 Volume I, Part I, xi-xiv. (From “The countess was so tired” to “But for both of them they were pleasant tears…”)

9/18 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 5 9/19 Volume I, Part I, xv-xvii. (From “Countess Rostov, with her daughters” to “letting out a long, deep breath and pushing up her sleeves.”)

Week 2

9/19 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 6 9/20 Volume I, Part I, xviii-xx. (From “Just as the sixth anglaise was being danced” to “Pierre went out.

9/20 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 7 9/21 Volume I, Part I, xxi-xxiii. (From “There was no one in the reception room now” to “Go to the dining room.”)

9/21 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 8 9/22 Volume I, Part I, xxiv-xxv (end of Part I). (From “At the appointed hour” to “shook his head reproachfully, and slammed the door.”)

9/22 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 9 9/23 Volume I, Part II, i-iii. (From “In October 1805” to “the cornet turned and left the corridor.”)

9/23 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 10 9/24 Volume I, Part II, iv-vii. (From “The Pavlogradsky hussar regiment” to “Put a stick between your legs, that’ll do you for a horse,” rejoined the hussar.)

9/24 10 PM EDT


Day 11 9/25 Volume I, Part II, viii-ix. (From “The rest of the infantry” to “a long-past, far-off memory.”)

9/25 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 12 9/26 Volume I, Part II, x-xiii. (From “Prince Andrei stayed in Brünn” to “women of their mutual acquaintance.”)

Week 3

9/26 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 13 9/27 Volume I, Part II, xiv-xviii. (From “On the first of November” to “after the disordered French.”)

9/27 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 14 9/28 Volume I, Part II, xix-xxi (end of Part II). (From “The attack of the sixth chasseurs” to “Bagration’s detachment joined Kutuzov’s army.”)

9/28 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 15 9/29 Volume I, Part III, i-ii. (From “Prince Vassily did not think out his plans” to “the counts Bezukhov in Petersburg.”)

9/29 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 16 9/30 Volume I, Part III, iii-iv. (From “Old Prince Nikolai Andreich Bolkonsky received a letter” to “raising her finger and smiling, she left the room.”)

9/30 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 17 10/1 Volume I, Part III, v-vii. (From “They all dispersed” to “this hateful little adjutant.”)

10/1 10 PM EDT

READING FOR Day 18 10/2 Volume I, Part III, viii-ix. (From “On the Day after the meeting” to “remained for a time with the Izmailovsky regiment.”)

Day 19 10/3 Volume I, Part III, x-xiii. (From “At dawn on the sixteenth” to “worthy of my people, you, and myself. Napoleon.”)

Week 4

Day 20 10/4 Volume I, Part III, xiv-xvi. (From “At five o’clock in the morning” to “‘And thank God!’…”)

Day 21 10/5 Volume I, Part III, xvii-xix (end of Volume I). (From “At nine o’clock” to “handed over to the care of the local inhabitants.”)

Day 22 10/6 Volume II, Part I, i-iv. (From “At the beginning of 1806” to “Everyone was silent.”)

Day 23 10/7 Volume II, Part I, v-x. (From “‘Well, begin!’ said Dolokhov” to “dinners, evening parties, and balls.”)

Day 24 10/8 Volume II, Part I, xi-xvi (end of Part I). (From “On the third Day of Christmas” to “which was already in Poland.”)

Day 25 10/9 Volume II, Part II, i-iii. (From “After his talk with his wife” to “with joy and tender feeling.”)

Day 26 10/11 Volume II, Part II, iv-vii. (From “Soon after that, it was not the rhetor” to “an intimate of Countess Bezukhov’s house.”)

Week 5

Day 27 10/12 (Tues Day) Volume II, Part II, viii-x. (From “The war was heating up” to “that is, all they could.”)

Day 28 10/13 Volume II, Part II, xi-xv. (From “Returning from his southern journey” to “Rostov noticed tears in Denisov’s eyes.”)

Day 29 10/14 Volume II, Part II, xvi-xxi (end of Part II). (From "In the month of April" to "’Hey, you! Another bottle!’ he shouted.”)

Day 30 10/15 Volume II, Part III, i-v. (From "In 1808 the emperor Alexander went" to "trying not to be noticed, left the room.")

Day 31 10/16 Volume II, Part III, vi-x. (From "During the initial time of his stay in Petersburg" to "if Thou forsakest me altogether.")

Day 32 10/17 Volume II, Part III, xi-xv. (From “The financial affairs of the Rostovs" to "the way he does with these ladies.")

Day 33 10/18 Volume II, Part III, xvi-xxi. (From "Suddenly everything stirred" to "and Berg drew Pierre into it.")

Week 6

Day 34 10/19 Volume II, Part III, xxii-xxvi (end of Part III). (From “"The next Day Prince Andrei went to the Rostovs'" to "she loved her father and her nephew more than God.")

Day 35 10/20 Volume II, Part IV, i-v. (From “Biblical tradition says that absence of work" to "shyly smiled his childishly meek and pleasant smile.")

Day 36 10/21 Volume II, Part IV, vi-viii. (From “The old count rode home" to "Things were not cheerful in the Rostovs' house.")

Day 37 10/22 Volume II, Part IV, ix-xiii (end of Part IV). (From “Christmastime came" to "went to Moscow at the end of January.")

Day 38 10/23 Volume II, Part V, i-iv. (From “After the engagement" to "try to get the old prince used to her.")

Day 39 10/24 Volume II, Part V, v-viii. (From “Boris had failed to marry" to "Natasha also began to look.")

Day 40 10/25 Volume II, Part V, ix-xiii. (From "The stage consisted of flat boards" to "no answers to these terrible questions.")

Week 7

Day 41 10/26 Volume II, Part V, xiv-xvii. (From "Morning came with its cares" to "ran back with him to the troika.")

Day 42 10/27 Volume II, Part V, xviii-xxii (end of Volume II). (From "Marya Dmitrievna, finding the weeping Sonya" to "now blossoming into new life.")

Day 43 10/28 Volume III, Part I, i-v. (From "Since the end of the year 1811" to "Alexander had sent him off.")

Day 44 10/29 Volume III, Part I, vi-viii. (From “Accustomed though Balashov was" to "presented themselves to Prince Andrei one after the other.")

Day 45 10/30 Volume III, Part I, ix-xii. (From "Prince Andrei arrived in the general headquarters" to "'Here. What lightning!' they said to each other.")

Day 46 10/31 Volume III, Part I, xiii-xviii. (From "In an abandoned tavern" to "'And it seemed to her that God heard her prayer.")

Day 47 11/1 Volume III, Part I, xix-xxiii (end of Part I). (From "Since the Day when Pierre, leaving the Rostovs'" to "astonished at what they had done.")

Week 8

Day 48 11/2 Volume III, Part II, i-iv. (From “Napoleon started the war with Russia" to "he spurred his horse and rode down the lane.")

Day 49 11/3 Volume III, Part II, v-vii. (From “From Smolensk the troops continued to retreat" to "He gave Lavrushka another horse and took him along”)

Day 50 11/4 Volume III, Part II, viii-x. (From “Princess Marya was not in Moscow" to "she was ready to do everything for him and for the muzhiks.")

Day 51 11/5 Volume III, Part II, xi-xv. (From “An hour later Dunyasha came to the princess" to "'Oh, German scrupulosity!' he said, shaking his head.")

Day 52 11/6 Volume III, Part II, xvi-xix. (From “'Well, that's all now!' said Kutuzov" to "three hours from total destruction and flight.")

Day 53 11/7 Volume III, Part II, xx-xxiv. (From “On the morning of the twenty-fifth" to "’They'd gone to the estate outside Moscow.’")

Day 54 11/8 Volume III, Part II, xxv-xxviii. (From "The officers wanted to take their leave" to "worthily fulfilled his role of seeming to command.")

Week 9

Day 55 11/9 Volume III, Part II, xxix-xxxii. (From “Having returned from a second preoccupied ride” to “a straining man crying out with his last strength.”)

Day 56 11/10 Volume III, Part II, xxxiii-xxxv. (From "The main action of the battle of Borodino" to "vacillating men were comforted and reassured.")

Day 57 11/11 Volume III, Part II, xxxvi-xxxix (end of Part II). (From "Prince Andrei's regiment was in the reserves" to "the hand of an adversary stronger in spirit.")

Day 58 11/12 Volume III, Part III, i-v. (From "For human reason, absolute continuity" to "enormous current of people which carried him along with it.")

Day 59 11/13 Volume III, Part III, vi-xi. (From "Hélène, having returned with the court" to "saw any more of Pierre or knew where he was.")

Day 60 11/14 Volume III, Part III, xii-xvi. (From "The Rostovs remained in the city" to "tried to take along as much as possible.")

Day 61 11/15 Volume III, Part III, xvii-xxi. (From “Towards two o’clock the Rostovs’ four carriages” to “the troops were now moving forward.”)

Week 10

Day 62 11/16 Volume III, Part III, xxii-xxv. (From “The city itself, meanwhile, was empty” to “began shouting and dispersing the clustering carts.”)

Day 63 11/17 Volume III, Part III, xxvi-xxix. (From “Towards four o’clock in the afternoon” to “lay down on the sofa and fell asleep at once.”)

Day 64 11/18 Volume III, Part III, xxx-xxxiv (end of Volume III). (From “The glow of the first fire” to “Pierre was placed separately under strict guard.”)

Day 65 11/19 Volume IV, Part I, i-v. (From “In Petersburg, in the highest circles, a complex struggle” to “kissing her plump little hand.”)

Day 66 11/20 Volume IV, Part I, vi-x. (From “On arriving in Moscow after her meeting with Rostov” to “depriving him of life, everything, annihilating him.”)

Day 67 11/21 Volume IV, Part I, xi-xiii. (From “From Prince Shcherbatov’s house, the prisoners” to “the value or the meaning of a word or act taken separately.”)

Day 68 11/22 Volume IV, Part I, xiv-xvi (end of Part I). (From “On receiving from Nikolai the news” to “solemn mystery of death that had been accomplished before them.”)

Weel 11

Day 69 11/23 Volume IV, Part II, i-vii. (From “The totality of causes of phenomena” to “the push was given which Napoleon’s army was only waiting for to begin its flight.”)

Day 70 11/24 Volume IV, Part II, viii-xii. (From “Napoleon enters Moscow after the brilliant victory” to “Pierre felt that this view obliged him.”)

Day 71 11/25 Volume IV, Part II, xiii-xix (end of Part I). (From “In the night of the sixth to seventh of October” to “along their same fatal path to Smolensk.”)

Day 72 11/26 Volume IV, Part III, i-vi. (From “The battle of Borodino, with the subsequent occupation of Moscow” to “‘Well, tell me about yourself,’ he said.”)

Day 73 11/27 Volume IV, Part III, vii-xii. (From “Petya, having left his family on their departure from Moscow” to “joyful and calming thoughts, memories, and images that came to him.”)

Day 74 11/28 Volume IV, Part III, xiii-xix (end of Part III). (From “At noon on the twenty-second, Pierre” to “to threaten, but not to lash the running animal on the head.”)

Day 75 11/29 Volume IV, Part IV, i-v. (From “When a man sees a dying animal” to “a lackey has his own idea of greatness.”)

Week 12

Day 76 11/30 Volume IV, Part IV, vi-xi. (From “The fifth of November was the first Day” to “And so he died.”)

Day 77 12/1 Volume IV, Part IV, xii-xvi. (From “Pierre, as most often happens, felt the whole burden” to “‘It’s the first time she’s spoken of him like that.’”)

Day 78 12/2 Volume IV, Part IV, xvii-xx (end of Volume IV). (From ““Pierre was taken to the big, well-lit dining room” to “‘Right, Marie? It has to be so….’”)

Day 79 12/3 Epilogue, Part I, i-v. (From “Seven years had passed since 1812” to “that gloomy state of mind which alone enabled him to endure his situation.”)

Day 80 12/4 Epilogue, Part I, vi-ix. (From “At the beginning of winter, Princess Marya came to Moscow” to “which she involuntarily remembered at that moment.”)

Day 81 12/5 Epilogue, Part I, x-xiii. (From “Natasha was married in the early spring of 1813” to “when the stockings were finished.”)

Day 82 12/6 Epilogue, Part I, xiv-xvi (end of Part I). (From “Soon after that, the children came to say good night” to “‘I’ll do something that even he would be pleased with…’”)

Week 13

Day 83 12/7 Epilogue, Part II, i-iv. (From “The subject of history is the life of peoples and of mankind” to “we will get the history of monarchs and writers, and not the history of the life of peoples.”)

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