I suppose it makes more sense to celebrate James Joyce on June 16, but I thought it was worth at least a mention that the author was born 129 years ago yesterday. (Sorry, I was too busy noting Groundhog Day to blog about Joyce on time.)

BookPage audio columnist Sukey Howard recommends you listen to an audiobook of Dubliners, calling it "wonderfully accessible, a window into the lives and times, the sounds and silences of Joyce's native city."

And hey, if you're looking for something even more accessible, you could always pick up Adrian McKinty's The Bloomsday Dead...

In an interview with Harper's, Joyce once said, "The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole life to reading my works."

Anyone going to get cracking?

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