Keys, Joyce and Guinness

First, Happy alentines Day to all no matter what kind of love you share with friends, family, pets and sweethearts.

I didn’t read as much on my vacation as I had hoped.    We spent more time sightseeing than lounging by the pool.     So for today’s Jousting with Joyce update, I can only report that I’m now further behind:  I’m still wandering with Dedalus in Chapter 3 so that puts me 3.5 chapters behind.

But!   and this is good news, I have some help.   I checked out a few books from the library AND received the most grand gift EVEH!  from my friend Jeanne who sent me this:

James Joyce’s Odyssey:  A Guide to the Dublin of Ulysses

I’m learning all sorts of interesting facts about lots of stuff.   And it is really sparking my interest in visiting Dublin, of course.

So where did I go for vacation?    the Florida Keys!    Where we found an Irish bar (of course).

This is me, toasting Joyce with a pint of Guinness.     If only I could have had a hefty copy of Ulysses with me; the photo would be perfect.

Back to reading…


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34 thoughts on “Keys, Joyce and Guinness

  1. So jealous of your trip to the Keys! However, I can’t complain because our cold snap in Texas was pretty short compared to the frozen north. And I can’t imagine why you didn’t bring James Joyce on a Florida vacation! 😉

    1. Actually, Karen, I did! and I even read a little! I have the free eReader version on my iPad but heaving the hefty text around in an Irish bar would be way more impressive.

  2. I love those festive bandanas! If only I could tie something on my cats without them scratching my face off. And that Guinness looks delicious. Way better than the glass of water I have sitting in front of me.

  3. Ah you should definitely visit Dublin, it’s amazing! I’ve been three times now and i’m totally in love with the city, as well as the fact it’s only about 10 mins train ride from the beach! I did actually take my copy of Ulysses with me last time, and attempted to read it by the big round tower, which is the James Joyce museum… But even then I couldn’t do it! I really will finish it one day though…!

  4. Belated Valentine’s wishes, Care!! Florida, eh? Hope you had a terrific time. It looks like you did. Your furbabies look adorable.

    Could you remind me what state you’re in, please? I was getting all set to print out an address label to send you True Grit and I can’t read my writing. It looks like MD. But, you’re not in Maryland, are you? I was thinking Massachusetts. Need to work on my handwriting, apparently.

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