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December 18, 2013

Shorties (Stereotyping You By Your Favorite 2013 Book, Bob Dylan's Best Songs, and more)

Flavorwire stereotypes you by your favorite book of 2013.

Stereogum lists the 10 best Bob Dyan songs.

35 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including Flavorwire's novels of the year, BuzzFeed's books for music lovers, VICE's best books, and the Los Angeles Public Library's best books.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include Pitchfork's top albums, NPR Music's favorite world music albums, My Old Kentucky Blog's best songs, and much more.

Wonkblog argues that the new Beyonce album's release was "totally old-school."

Litro interviews author Wiley Cash.

The Telegraph explains why a collection of Beatles bootleg tracks was briefly available on iTunes yesterday, before being removed from the online store.

The Guardian lists the 10 best music history books.

Morning Edition remembers singer-songwriter Ray Price.

FEARnet recaps Stephen King's 2013 publications.

Microphone Check recommends gifts for hip-hop fans.

LitReactor uncovers the origins of Christmas caroling.

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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