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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bloomsday is Coming

Ulysses | [James Joyce]

Have you read Ulysses by James Joyce?
I never had and have wanted to for some time now and this year I am going to finally do it. 
If you follow me you know that I listen more often than read a book...
Guess what 
I'll be listening.
I have wanted to read this book and now I will so I can finally understand whats Bloomsday is all about.
Heard on NPR about Bloomsday coming up ... June 16.... this Tuesday.
I have 3 day to listen to this book which is 30hrs. Seriously I do not see myself able to complete it by Tuesday but I'm going to give it a good try. I can listen while sewing and gardening.

Wish me luck

For those like me who haven't read it - here is a description

Publisher's Summary

Joyce’s experimental masterpiece set a new standard for modernist fiction, pushing the English language past all previous thresholds in its quest to capture a day in the life of an Everyman in turn-of-the-century Dublin. Obliquely borrowing characters and situations from Homer’s Odyssey, Joyce takes us on an internal odyssey along the current of thoughts, impressions, and experiences that make up the adventure of living an average day.
As his characters stroll, eat, ruminate, and argue through the streets of Dublin, Joyce’s stream-of-consciousness narrative artfully weaves events, emotions, and memories in a free flow of imagery and associations.
Full of literary references, parody, and uncensored vulgarity, Ulysses has been considered controversial and challenging, but always brilliant and rewarding.

Public Domain (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the book!


  1. I'm not familiar with this book. You'll have to share your thoughts on it.


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