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January 4, 2014

Shorties (2014 Books Previews, The Top Music Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2014, and more)

The Independent, Daily Express, and preview 2014's notable books.

The Guardian previews 2014 in science fiction.

CBC Books and the National Post preview 2014 in Canadian literature.

Hypebot lists the top 10 music crowdfunding campaigns of 2013.

39 "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including the Austin Chronicle's favorite books, The Irish Post's best sports books, and the Dallas Voice's books of the year.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include the Independent's best albums, Fingertips' favorite songs and albums, and more.

Billboard reports that digital music sales declined in 2013.

BuzzFeed delves into the genesis of great bookstore names.

R.I.P. Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers.

The Monkey Cage recommends five books of American political history.

Drowned in Sound interviews Mogwai's Barry Burns.

BuzzFeed profiles literary Dublin.

Uncut is ahead of the curve with a list of the best 2014 albums so far.

The Rumpus interviews author Edwidge Danticat.

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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