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November 29, 2013

Shorties (The Top Scottish Novels, Basia Bulat, and more)

The Scottish Book Trust lists the public's top 10 Scottish novels.

Singer-songwriter Basia Bulat visits Public Radio International's The World for an interview and performance.

25 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including The New York Times' notable books & notable children's books, NPR's best books, the Chicago Tribune's best books, plus much more.

Donel Ryan has won the Guardian First Book Award with his novel The Spinning Heart.

Tone Deaf recommends 15 2013 albums you may have missed.

Morning Edition examines the state of independent bookstores.

Captain's Dead shared a collection of Replacements demos and outtakes.

Beyond the Box Score recommends baseball books for gift giving.

NPR reviews The Punk Singer, a documentary about musician and activist Kathleen Hanna.

Retreat offers examples of "book math," recommending a book based on two other titles.

Salon interviews journalist and cartoonist Joe Sacco.

Drowned in Sound interviews singer-songwriter Juliana Barwick.

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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