I completed the easier of my two established life goals when I finished reading Ulysses by James Joyce about five years ago. Did I get it? Did I read it carefully? Do I remember anything important from it? Not exactly. But I read the whole freakin' thing!
My other established life goal? Write a book and get it published! Any kind of book! A novel? Sure! A casebook? Uh, I suppose that'll do. A Really Important Book About An Important Issue Of The Day? Yes, Yes, A Thousand Times YESSS!