January 7, 2013
Lynn Coady offers tips for holding a literary reading.
41 lists were added Friday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including January Magazine's best fiction, The Comics Journal's best comics, and many more.
The Largehearted Boy books of the year (more lists to come):
Jacket Copy lists celebrities who would make great book reviewers.
At Publishers Weekly, an author deliberates editing his old works before republishing them.
The Millions shares a preview of 2013 books.
Weekend Edition interviews some of Schoolhouse Rock's original singers.
All Things Considered interviews David Esterly about his new book The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Carving.
On the key to writing a good kid insult
"[The key] is putting yourself in the place of the insulter and the insultee, and thinking what's going to bother them the most. In one of those exchanges I wound up with them calling each other the ultimate bad word, and that was him calling her a 'girl' and her calling him a 'boy.' "
Weekend Edition interviews Susan Jacoby about her new book The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought.
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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