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February 22, 2012

Shorties (The Top 100 Books for Children, Stream the New School of Seven Bells Album, and more)

Parent and Child lists the top 100 books for children.

At the Hype Machine, stream the new School of Seven Bells album, Ghostory (out February 28th).

The Quietus lists its favorite Blur b-sides.

Adventures in Sci Fi interviews author Michael Moorcock.

25 things Chuck Wendig wants to say to aspiring writers. (via)

At Pitchfork singer-songwriter Robert Wyatt shares a sampling of favorite songs over the course of his life.

25 Novels to Honor During Black History Month.

Stream a new song by M. Ward, "Primitive Girl," from his forthcoming album A Wasteland Companion (out April 10th).

The Scriptnotes podcast explores how novels are optioned by screenwriters for film adaptation. (via)

Financial Times explores the ethics of Sony Music's price hike on Whitney Houston albums after she died.

The Guardian lists the top 10 books about China.

Earth's Dylan Carlson discusses his 13 favorite albums at The Quietus.

The finalists for the 2011 Los Angeles Time Book Prizes were announced yesterday.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Alex Shahar, Eleanor Henderson, Ismet Prcic, and Libba Bray.

Talk of the Nation interviews about his new memoir Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life.

Sharon Van Etten visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Top 10 Books Written Behind Bars.

The Record's recommendation to saturday Night Live music bookers: "fewer blog bands, more cowbell."

The 20 Best Personal Development Books for 20-somethings.

Win two graphic novels (Keshni Kashyap's Tina's Mouth: An Existential Diary and Matthew Forsythe's Jingalo) and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.

Follow me on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
List of Online Year-End 2011 Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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