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December 27, 2012

Shorties (The Most Anticipated Books of 2013, Bands That Broke Up This Year, and more)

Flavorwire lists its 30 most anticipated books of 2013.

The Line of Best Fit lists bands that broke up in 2012.

41 year-end music lists were added Monday to the master aggregation yesterday, including Paste's best music documentaries, Stereogum's top EDM songs, and many more.

21 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including Kirkus Reviews' best book apps, Rabid Reads' best werewolf 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

The National Post explains how R&B became vital again in 2012.

MTV Hive lists five of 2013's most anticipated indie rock albums.

Mashable lists five startups that are improving the e-reading experience.

The New York Times compares streaming music options.

Bookworm interviews Oliver Sacks about his latest book, Hallucinations.

The Guardian lists its favorite music features of the year.

Morning Edition interviews Lesley Blume about her new book, Let's Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition.

Morning Edition interviews singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius.

Law & Order creator Dick Wolf talks to All Things Considered about his debut novel, The Intercept.

All Songs Considered previews the best new albums coming out in the first quarter of 2013.

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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