Get ready for the ULYSSES readalong!


The Ulysses group readalong is happening! Read and tweet from February to Bloomsday (June 16) 2015, and I’ll blog about it here. We’ll tweet with the hashtag #TCUlysses

Twin Cities readers can celebrate when we’re done with a meetup at Anchor Fish and Chips. (I wouldn’t be opposed to weekly meetings there, either, though my cholesterol might.)

2/9/15 Start Ulysses which has 18 parts of various lengths

2/16/15 discuss and tweet sections 1, 2= 32 pp
2/23/15 discuss and tweet sections 3, 4=29 pp
3/2/15 discuss and tweet sections 5, 6=40 pp
3/9/15 discuss and tweet section 7=29pp
3/16/15 discuss and tweet section 8=28pp
3/23/15 discuss and tweet section 9=30pp
3/30/15 section 10=31 pp
4/6/15 section 11=31pp
4/13/15 section 12=45pp
4/20/15 section 13=31pp
4/27/15 section 14=37pp

5/4-5/18/15 read, then discuss and tweet section 15 (150 pages in my ed.)

5/25/15 discuss and tweet section 16=44pp

6/1-6/8/15 read then discuss and tweet section 17 (65 pp in my edition)

6/15/15 discuss and tweet section 18=37pp

6/16/15 Bloomsday!

Group meetup and celebration to follow at the Anchor Fish & Chips in NE Minneapolis.

I’ve never even attempted this behemoth—too intimidating. But I’m ready to give it a go, and looking forward to the support of a group while reading. Let me know if you have questions. I hope you’ll join us.

5 Responses to “Get ready for the ULYSSES readalong!”

  1. Janet Says:

    I ordered my copy from Powell’s Books in Portland (used) has the black and white cover. It should be here next week. I’m looking forward to reading as a “project”, instead of just my usual random list. :)

  2. girldetective Says:

    Janet, I like doing a big book as a readalong because it becomes like a book anchor in the week–every Sunday (or whatever) becomes the day to read a chunk of that. I was definitely overwhelmed doing both Sandman and The Odyssey at once, and am happier now that it’s just Odysseus.

  3. Wilson Varga Says:

    I recommend first time readers of Ulysses avail themselves of the Columbia University edition (free, annotated, online):
    and the archived audio book:
    Hope this helps.

  4. girldetective Says:

    Thank you, Wilson. I will check these out!

  5. Wilson Varga Says:

    Regarding Books 2-4 of Homer’s Odyssey you wrote, “I originally wrote that he ‘came’ to her as a swan but that felt too smutty.” Hold onto that: those Odyssey notes of yours are going to come in handy as you read Joyce’s Ulysses. I am looking forward to following from afar your group’s increased enjoyment of Joyce’s art because (see U4.354-5: —Yes, [Molly Bloom] said. There’s nothing smutty in it.) you and Joyce recognize a salacious pun.