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November 16, 2013

Shorties (The Guardian First Book Award Shortlist, Books About Record Labels, and more)

The Guardian First Book Award shortlist has been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Hannah Kent.

Flavorwire recommends books about record labels.

The Guardian lists the top 10 film adaptations from books.

All Songs Considered shares its readers' collection of setlists.

The Brooklyn Paper solicits winter book suggestions from Brooklyn booksellers.

Weekend Edition interviews Robert Gordon about his new book, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion.

Emma Donoghue lists her 10 best short story collections at USA Today.

Mike Mills and Bill Berry joined Peter Buck onstage for a rendition of R.E.M.'s "Don't Go back to Rockville."

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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