Monday, June 16, 2014

The Great Bloomsday Read-A-Long Celebration

Hello dear followers, and welcome to our Bloomsday celebration. Today, June 16, is the day the events of Ulysses occur (yes, that whole huge awesome terrifying book takes place in one day). In honor of this momentous occasion, and in celebration of the characters Leopold Bloom, Molly Bloom, and Stephen Dedalus, we will be holding an incredibly relaxed, no-pressure, do-your-own-thing readathon.

Here's the plan:

We will spend the day reading Ulysses, and we encourage you to do the same. There is no pressure to read the whole book or anything like that, just read a bunch and enjoy yourself. Lori and I will be making sporadic posts throughout the day talking about our experiences with the book, our progress, and really anything else we want to talk about. If you would like to join us, please read the book and post about it, and then link up your posts here. Or, if you won't be reading but still feel like posting something about Joyce today, feel free to link that up too. Are you going to be celebrating at all? Did you once go to Dublin for Bloomsday and have a bunch of pictures you want to share? Do you out have a lot of feelings about Molly's chapter that you are just dying to rant about? Let us know!

Basically, if it's Joyce-related, we want to see it.

We hope that you will take some time out of your day to read at least some part of this monumental book, and that you will join us in celebrating both Joyce and his characters. We look forward to reading your posts. Happy Bloomsday!

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