Saturday, November 26, 2011


Yes, finally, my torment is over. I can't tell you how happy I am. In the future, I may be happy about the actual achievement as well, but right now, I'm really only so thrilled that the ordeal is behind me.

I have read, all the way through, James Joyce's Ulysses. I really have. Remember I posted about how I was reading it, or trying to, and just slowly struggling my way through it ... ? That was only three weeks ago. Well, 20 days. And now I'm actually done. It was a long hard slog at first ... I seemed to be making hardly any progress and I felt like I would never hear the end of this thing. But about a week and a half ago I got my metaphorical second wind and got really serious with it. Some days I've been listening to upwards of ninety minutes of this boring trash. It's been horrendous, but now I finally have my reward. I finished it this morning.