October 10, 2012
The 2012 National Book Award finalists have been named.
Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Eliot Schrefer and his young adult novel Endangered.
Goodreads finds that Obama supporters are more likely to read Franzen, Romney's are Ayn Rand fans.
He began writing a sketch of an idea for a novel, to try something different. He wanted the novel to be a fictionalized account of a very rough period of his life in the early nineties, and he knew the title would be Slam Dancing In The Pews, the name of a forgotten song he once wrote for a forgotten band called Virgil Kane. A songwriter at heart, Hood started interspersing song lyrics in between chapters of the book, but predictably, the songs quickly became more central.
The Horn interviews Hood.
Flavorwire lists 15 scathing early reviews of classic novels.
Flavorwire lists 10 female electronic music pioneers you should know.
Richard Branson talks to Morning Edition about his new book, Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School.
The Mix streams a playlist of artists performing at CMJ this year.
Tori Marlan talks to The Bleader about her new nonfiction graphic novel-in-progress, Stowaway.
Amazon MP3 has over 100 digital albums on sale for $5.
Amazon MP3 offers over 500 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 300 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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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