OK, I read two installments of Ulysses — I actually didn’t finish the second — and decided it’s not for me, so it’s off my list. I decided to read Jane Austen’s Emma instead — a book I have actually been meaning to read for some time by an author I know I’ll like. As a wise person once told me, life is too short to read books you don’t like. If a book doesn’t grab me in 50 pages, it’s not going to grab me, and likewise, if it puts me off in one or two, it will most likely not woo me back. Ah, one should be so wise in all matters of the heart.
[tags]literature, reading, ulysses, james joyce, emma, jane austen[/tags]