My interests run to psychology, popular science, history, world literature, and occasionally something fun like Jasper Fforde. It seems like the only free time I have for reading these days is when I'm in the car so I am extremely grateful for audio books. I started off reading just the contemporary stuff that I was determined not to clutter up my already stuffed bookcases with. And now audio is probably 90% of my "reading" matter.
I wish I could collect the whole set of these performances. These selections from Ulysses really bring the text to life in a way regular reading just can't. Just knowing there is an auditorium full of Joyce fans experiencing this with you is kind of a rush. Hard as it is to pick out just one favorite from all these bits, I have to mention the scene that they translated into Yiddish. I like to think Joyce would have found it as funny (and appropriate) as everyone else did.
I don't agree with Sweeney's conclusions but that didn't stop me from absolutely enjoying every minute of the story of her evolving relationship with religion, spirituality, and God.
Yes, Julia tells a wonderfull story of a happy little girl growing up and beginning to ask questions as why we believe these things were taught. The deep and harder she looked at these gems the prevalent the flaws became.
She managed to make a sound argument without being disrespectfull to others who cherish thier faith.
You could easily sense how dificult this journey was her to make. Each corner a new dispointment.
I laughed, at the banter with her priest. I cried at the realazation that those we love are just gone that all we keep with us is the memmories.
Such a prize to have found this ,