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November 19, 2011

Contest - Win the Book "mental_floss: The Book: The Greatest Lists in the History of Listory" and a $100 Threadless Gift Certificate

I don't celebrate the winter holidays as much as I do list season. Year-end lists point out what I missed during the year, especially books and music.

Being a bit obsessed with music and book lists, I am once again aggregating these lists. The online list of "best books of 2011" lists started a couple of weeks ago, and is being updated daily. The 2011 edition of the list of year-end online music lists will premiere in the next couple of days. My personal lists of favorite novels, nonfiction, story collections, graphic novels and albums will be posted in December.

To enter this week's contest, leave a comment with the year-end list you most look forward to. If you don't like lists (or don't have a favorite), feel free to state that.

For books, I anticipate the New York Times' list of notable books. For music, the singles lists (with accompanying downloads) from Fluxblog and Said the Gramophone are my year-end highlights.

One winner, chosen randomly from the commenters, will receive the following prizes:

mental_floss: The Book: The Greatest Lists in the History of Listory
A $100 Threadless gift certificate to buy book-related t-shirts like A Voyage of Discovery, A Book Lover, November Was a Good Month, Brainy Rainbow, or Word!, music-related t-shirts like Music Box, Listening to My Song, Play It By Ear, and I Listen to Bands That Don't Even Exist Yet, or anything else.

The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight ET Friday evening (November 25th).

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous and ongoing contests at Largehearted Boy

Online "Best Books of 2011" Online Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading series)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Daily Downloads (daily free and legal music downloads)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Shorties (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)

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