I might have been wondering a little what I was going to cook up for day 5 of National Short Story month, but as it turns out, it was handed to me on a plate. Mark O'Connell has written an excellent piece for Slate Magazine on The Dubliners, a hundred years on, as well as Dublin itself, being a writer in Joyce's wake (his Wake?) and other things. Many consider Dubliners as the story collection of story collections, and it would certainly be a good year to read it or reread it. I am hoping to do so myself before the year gets too much older.