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December 14, 2013

Shorties (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the New Beyonce Album, The Best Lists of 2013, and more)

Complex notes the participation of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Beyonce's new album.

Rolling Stone lists the 20 best lists of 2013.

35 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including's best books, Bill Gates' top books, and Barnes and Nobles best new books.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include Consequence of Sound's top albums, Clash's top albums, DIY's songs of the year, and much more.

Warren Lehrer talks to the Atlantic about his book A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley.

The Rumpus interviews author Kevin Barry.

Litro interviews author Matt Haig.

Monkey See continues its "The First Novel Experience" series with an exploration of how first novels are acquired.

The Download Blog recommends holiday music apps.

Ink Tank recommends war novels that will turn you into a pacifist.

LA Music Blog recommends songs for your "ugly sweater" holiday party.

The New Yorker makes a case for Kim Stanley Robinson as our greatest political novelist.

Drowned in Sound plays tribute to teh band The Walkmen, who are now on hiatus.

The Wall Street Journal lists the books most listed on "best of" fiction lists this year.

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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