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November 24, 2013

Shorties (The Food in Haruki Murakami's Writing, UK Indie Album Sales Rise, and more)

As part of its ongoing series about author Haruki Murakami, the Asahi Shimbun explores the food references in his writing.

NOW Magazine profiles the reunited band Sebadoh.

Author Said Sayrafiezadeh recommends three "not-at-all-boring" books on tedium at Three Books....

NME reports that indie record labels share of UK album sales are up five percent this year.

Cracked lists great movies that were turned into terrible books.

Metro Weekly lists 10 '80s hits you might not know were cover songs.

Flavorwire lists the greatest monsters in children's literature.

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

Online "Best of 2013" Book 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)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
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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