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December 3, 2013

Shorties (The Case for Reading in Bars, Several Albums of the Year Lists, and more)

Matt Bloom makes a case for reading in bars at The Bold Italic.

Paste, Q Magazine, The Quietus, Rolling Stone, and Spin list the best albums of 2013.

25 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including Kirkus Reviews' best teen book lists, Forbidden Planet's authors' best books and comics lists, Brain Pickings' best psychology and philosophy books, and The Edible Perspective's best cookbooks.

The Coloradoan examines the state of Fort Collins independent bookstores.

Exclaim! lists 2013's best dance and electronic albums.

Haruki Murakami's latest novel is Japan's bestselling book of 2013.

The Oakland Press recommend sthe year's best holiday albums.

Stylist lists sensational literary sex scenes.

Music magazine Dusted has resurrected on Tumblr.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviews author Nick Antosca.

Drowned in Sound profiles the band Local natives.

All Things Considered examines the impact of ebooks on the developing world.

Spotify has launched a website that explains its artist royalty rates and its business model.

The Culture Counter shares an introduction to Dutch literature.

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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