Wednesday Words (13)

Each Wednesday I present to you a loveable word and what it means. These are words that look or sound pleasing. This week I give you…

Lullaby.

My Life in Books - Ulysses

The books on my bookshelves and the bigger stories they tell…

Ulysses by James Joyce was first published in 1922 by SYLVIA BEACH. The edition pictured here was published in 2010 by WORDSWORTH CLASSICS. I read Ulysses as part of the BBC Big Read Top 100. Many of the books on that list became firm favourites of mine; this was never going to be the case with Ulysses. It was a tough read. So tough I had to read a few sections at a time and then read something else to give myself a break. At times it made me feel stupid – I literally couldn’t follow some of the sentences and I needed to read Wikipedia’s outlines of each section just to follow along. When I finally finished I only gave it 310 for enjoyment. So why is it important to me?

Wednesday Words (12)

Each Wednesday I present to you a loveable word and what it means. These are words that look or sound pleasing. This week we are suffering with…

Malaise.

Wednesday Words (11)

Each Wednesday I present to you a loveable word and what it means. These are words that look or sound pleasing. This week I offer you…

Plethora.

Wednesday Words (10)

Each Wednesday I present to you a loveable word and what it means. These are words that look or sound pleasing. This week I’m choosing one of my own favourite words…

Megalomaniacal.