1. Done. Always thought I'm not that smart to understand Joyce's versatile talent, but I love these beautifully written stories 🧡
2. Only two classmates called me by nicknames: Zelenka (close to my last name and sounds like brilliant green in Russian) and Hamster. No one else ever tried 😏
3. Fries 🍟
4. Sleep, read and go shopping (can't believe it'll be that easy though)
5. Eng, Rus (Пятница!), Fr (C'est vendredi!)
1. No, but I have been to literary places, like Dublin, birthplace of James Joyce.
2. No—next big vacay is either Costa Rica or Peru.
“The barometer of his emotional nature was set for a spell of riot.”
What a phrase! Well, my barometer today was set for a spell of reading! 😆 it‘s been so long since I‘ve finally had the chance to spend a few hours reading, it‘s been great!
I had a traditional Irish breakfast for lunch after I visited the Dublin Writers Museum. Naturally, I had to purchase my first book at the Museum Bookstore, called Volumes Bookshop - Dubliners while in Dublin, most naturally.
Caught in my natural habitat... has anyone seen this beautiful centennial edition of ‘Dubliners‘? The cover is so lovely, I couldn‘t pass it up. This will be my first Joyce read as well. ☺️
A collection of character studies or vignettes in which each of the main characters has an opportunity (which they mostly don't take) to break away from the particular "stuckness" of their lives. It's an interesting look at a section of the Dublin life of Joyce's day and asks uncomfortable questions about the limitations of the human will.
P.S. "Joyce James"? Do you want to have a quiet word with yourself, Litsy?
charleston is so beautiful and is the perfect place to just relax and read🌿
This is the next book on my British Literature list. But the first two chapters left me feeling... disgusted.
When you're reading a book that you dislike, should you keep plugging through to finish it or just leave it?
And if you are of the opinion that you should do the latter, what if it's a classic?
March is Reading Ireland Month, a month-long celebration of lreland culture. Are you fancying going in?
I'm having a very hard time organising myself, since l'm without my computer and l really can't manage my blog from my phone. But l hope to be back in business by next week.
Planning to finally read Joyce for the blogathon, and a few other lrish authors ;)