Also known as “The Re-Blooming.”
Though we pooh-poohed his free music, we intend to take Eric Bescak up on his invitation to get back on the Ulysses wagon. With Bloomsday just around the corner, Eric has taken Wandering Rocks — the Ulysses online reading group/social media experience — to phase 2.0.
For those of you who were deeply scarred by the first go round, why, you must be asking, would one ever attempt such tomfoolery again?
We don’t have a good answer to that question, other than this: we told Eric over some drinks at Habits that we’d be on board. (Yes, this was several drinks in.)
And so we will.
(Eric also goaded us by asking if we were “seriously … going to raise a child without having read Ulysses,” adding, “That’s embarrassing. Good luck meeting your child’s adoring gaze.”)
For those of you who want to join the ride, Eric has condensed our progress to date into 204 tweets — one per page — with the promise of fifteen more to come before Wednesday. So you can at least read that post and boast to strangers at your next cocktail party that you read two hundred pages of Joyce in under ten minutes.