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December 22, 2013

Shorties (Read "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," Unforgettable Christmas Music Moments on Film, and more)

Read James Thurber's short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."

Flavorwire lists unforgettable Christmas music moments on film.

39 online year-end "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including The Conscious Cat's best cat books, Full Stop's best books, The New York Times book critics' favorite books, SPIN's best music books, the Tin House staff's favorite novels.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include Paste's best box sets, CMJ's top albums, and much more.

The Observer lists what you will do with your new e-reader.

The New York Times Magazine profiles Lydia Lunch.

The Quietus interviews poet Matthew Welton.

Amazon has joined Target in not stocking physical CDs of Beyonce's new album, according to Billboard.

The Asahi Shimbun continues its series on the writing of Haruki Murakami, focusing on the sake manufacturing region where the author grew up.

The band Thee Oh Sees have gone on Hiatus.

On teaching The Odyssey to prisoners at San Quentin, at Salon.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays a holiday-themed Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

British publishers list their 2013 highlights at the Guardian.

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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