1. Another year, another Bloomsday, another nagging reminder that I haven't read Ulysses. I suspect a good percentage of all the bloomin' revelers today haven't, either. But do I get props for reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and The Dead?
2. There are any number of websites which will "suggest" books for you to read (Goodreads, LibraryThing, and Shelfari among them), but the new one launched by The Millions can be particularly addictive. Click on a book cover and it will not only give you information about the book, but also links to Millions articles referencing the title. Keep refreshing the main page and new book covers will pop up.
3. A photo exhibition in San Francisco shows how art and war can merge in interesting ways. "In Country: Soldiers' Stories From Iraq and Afghanistan" by Jennifer Karady depicts veterans of those conflicts restaging memorable (i.e. traumatic) moments from their deployments. The New York Times article notes: