bessie wrote:... If you ever get that reading group started I might be interested.
Will do, but it won't be an online group; I'm assembling a group of local folks and friends in RL.
But that's not to say we can't chat about it here on the Finnegins Wake
thread or PM each other long exegesis.
Atm, I'm reading a shitload of material about FW and plan on re-reading Ulysses
... all as a way of being more expert on the Book of the Dark. Folks, I think, are looking to me to be the expert and group leader. LOL. Like I said above, FW is probably the one book in the world that needs to be tackled collaboratively.
Tarascon, you sound like you will be a regular on this forum
I have a question for you if you don't mind: What are the best-known books you have not
First, I want to say that I'm not vain about the fact that I've read tons--it's not about my ego... it's just who I am. I don't judge people who are non-readers but I certainly am drawn to folks that are. Secondly, though I love reading, I recognize that it's an aspect of my addictive personality (I'm a 20 year recovering alcoholic/drug fiend). So when I state that I have "so & so many" books in my library that's not meant to be a boast... it's an indicator of ocd. As a wee lad whenever I discovered a new writer I liked, I tended to systematically devour his/her's entire oeuvre. I read about 1 to 3 books a week... have done so since I was a teen. How do I have the time? I've whittled away a large chunk of my social life, am no longer married or dating (I call myself heterocelebate), have generally sought out meaningless jobs that do not impact my private world, and haven't had a television since the mid-1980's. Lolly lol lol.
Secondly, that's a good question. Of the classics, the "best-known books" I have not read, I must hang my head in shame and admit I have not read any Jane Austin, Milton (though I totally plan to as I think he's a "must read"), Sir Philip Sidney (a bore), nor have I ever finished Don Quixote
( I laid it aside half read one day years & years ago and never got back to it). I have never read a word of the Harry Potter series. There's more but nothing obvious comes to mind.
I gather you're a "classical" music person.