Finishing Ulysses, Simpson's Style
Updated: Nov 4, 2022
I set this challenge as Groundhog Day Challenge because I intended to read the book by the centenary celebration on Groundhog Day.
Little did I realise that constantly blogging about the book and rereading passages that I had already read has meant that after almost 100 days, I still have a full 100 pages to go.
Close but no cigar, I am happy with what I learnt along the way but then yesterday I developed a sore throat and headache and couldn't go to work.
I honestly feel like a kid who hasn't finish their book report and am reminded of The Simpson's episode where Bart Simpson prayed for a miracle so that he could pass his fourth consecutive history test and not have to repeat the fourth grade.
The episode entitled ´Bart Gets an F´ aired on Fox in America on October 11th 1990 and was the first episode of season two and had a chalkboard gag saying, "I will not encourage others to fly."
I am still encouraging others to pick up Ulysses in the centenary year and am delighted to welcome Sheila from Florida onboard whose father is from Tullamore.
Here I am, at home, with 100 pages to go, can I do it in time for Groundhog Day?
The Groundhog Day Challenge is kindly supported by UNESCO City of Literature