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December 26, 2012

Shorties (Jack Kerouac's Favorite Books, Bob Mould Interviewed at Reddit, and more)

Zola Books lists 40 of Jack Kerouac's favorite books and authors.

Bob Mould was interviewed at Reddit.

41 year-end music lists were added Monday to the master aggregation yesterday, including Passion of the Weiss's top albums, the NYLON staff's best albums,'s best songs, and much more.

21 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including the New York Times' top photo books, Boston Public Radio's best cookbooks, the San Francisco Examiner's notable 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

Bloom interviews singer-songwriter Dar Williams and poet Spencer Reece about their project to raise money for an orphanage in Honduras.

Flavorwire lists 10 of the most powerful characters in literature.

Ayad Akhtar, author of American Dervish, recommends three books about faith in the United States at NPR Books.

Sea Wolf visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.

Flavorwire lists 10 great rock albums produced by electronic musicians.

Mental Floss lists 14 movie cameos by the authors of the original books.

Spinner profiles the band Dragonette.

The New Yorker shares Jeffrey Eugenides' speech to the 2012 Whiting Award winners, containing his advice for young writers.

Win Will Hermes' book Love Goes to Buildings on Fire and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.

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 1,400 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 56,000 free and legal mp3s.
Amazon MP3 is adding five holiday songs to its free mp3 downloads every day through the end of the year.

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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