Well, I'm through the first 4 episodes of Ulysses (and no, I haven't been reading it in my bathing suit at the playground, in case you were wondering). Thus far, it's not bad going. It's challenging, yes, but I'm not completely lost yet, which is a good sign. Ok...well, I was completely lost in the "Proteus" episode, but that was really convoluted...(where was I supposed to pick up that Stephen's glasses are broken? Because that's why he can't see right, isn't it?). I will congratulate myself by saying 3 out of 4 ain't bad.
If I am able to continue at this pace, I should be finished by mid-August. Right now, I'm also reading Eat, Pray, Love (don't ask...the rant about it will come soon enough).