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December 9, 2013

Shorties (A Literary Tour of Atlanta, Nick Lowe on His Holiday Album, and more)

Book Riot offers a literary tour of Atlanta, Georgia.

Nick Lowe talks to All Things Considered about his Christmas album Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family.

23 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including The Observer's books of the year, The Seattle Times' best books, and much more.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include Austin Town Hall's top Austin albums, Drowned in Sound's top rap albums, and much more.

The Telegraph profiles author Paul Auster.

Curbside Splendor is soliciting stories about Chicago music venue The Empty Bottle for an oral history book.

The Airship's online Advent calendar shares daily author trivia.

The Guardian profiles author Neil Gaiman and singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer.

Turntable Kitchen recommends music gifts for the holidays.

The Rumpus interviews author Stephen Dixon.

Sarah Jarosz plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

Five Chapters is serializing a short story by Blake Kimzey this week.

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
2013 Year-End Online 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)
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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