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December 16, 2013

Shorties (Haruki Murakami's New Novel, How Beyonce's New Album Is a Game Changer, and more)

Haruki Murakami's latest novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage will be released in the U.S. on August 12th and is available for pre-order.

Tone Deaf lists seven ways Beyonce's surprise album release is a game changer for the music industry.

27 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including The Columbus Dispatch's top books, The Observer's top children's books, Book Riot readers' favorite books, plus much more.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include Paste's best music festivals, Pitchfork's top songs, The Quietus's top cassette releases, and much more.

Financial Times examines the current popularity and perils of literary revivals, authors writing books based on other writers' characters.

All Things Considered interviews Paul Auster about his new book, Report from the Interior.

The duo Tears for Fears discusses the recording of their song "Mad World" at the Guardian.

Mountain Xpress recommends graphic novels for younger readers.

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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