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December 10, 2012

Shorties (Gifts for the Book Nerd Who Has Read Everything, Bowerbirds' Crowdfunded New Album, and more)

Flavorwire recommends gifts for the book nerd who has read everything.

Bowerbirds are crowdfunding the recording of their next album.

23 year-end music lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation yesterday, including the Philadelphia Inquirer's top pop albums, Oceans Never Listen's best songs, and many more.

35 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including the Independent's books of the year, GalleyCat's most overlooked books, Stitch Craft Create's best craft books, and many more.

The Largehearted Boy books of the year (more lists to come):

my favorite graphic novels of 2012
my favorite nonfiction books of 2012
my favorite novels of 2012
my favorite short story collections of 2012 interviews Xu Jun about the state of literary translation in China.

The Daily Titan lists overlooked albums that will matter in 2013.

Justin Lee talks to All Things Considered about his new book, Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate.

The Hype Machine has released its top tracks and top artists as part of its 2012 music blog zeitgieist.

Tablet features a new short story by Joshua Cohen.

Guitarist Daniel Bachman remembers his mentor, Jack Rose, at Weekend Edition.

At the Guardian, author Edmund White offers tips for writing about sex.

The longlist for the BBC Sound of 2013 poll has been named.

At "The Year in Reading" series at The Millions, writers and critics discuss their favorite books of 2012.

Flavorwire lists 14 bands that major labels thought would be "the next Nirvana."

Amazon MP3 is adding five holiday songs to its free mp3 downloads every day through the end of the year.

Win my favorite book of 2012, Chris Ware's comics collection Building Stories, and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers 100 digital holiday albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 1,600 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 500 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 has 22 classic R&B and soul albums on sale for $2.99 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 33,000 free and legal mp3s.

Follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, 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)

The list of online "best of 2012" book lists
The list of online "best of 2012" music lists

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)
musician/author interviews
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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