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January 5, 2014

Shorties (Literary Blogs Every 20-Something Should Read, The Best Fictional Musicians, and more)

PolicyMic lists 10 literary blogs every 20-something should read.

The Guardian lists the best fictional musicians.

16 "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including Tweed's Magazine's top books and Harrisburg Magazine's favorite fiction.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include I Guess I'm Floating' favorite songs and more.

Code Switch interviews cartoonist Yumi Sakugawa.

The Irish Independent profiles author Elizabeth Jane Howard, who passed away last week.

NME previews January music releases.

Donna Tartt's novel The Goldfinch has increased attendance at New York's Frick Museum.

NPR Books previews 2014's poetry collections..

Stream a 1984 BBC documentary on the Everly Brothers (via Aquarium Drunkard).

All Things Considered examines the duo's history.

Hilary Mantel talks to the New York Times about the stage adaptations of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats discusses his songwriting method at Co.Create.

SugarScape lists the top books being adapted into film this year.

All Things Considered previews 2014's new music.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch lists the best American political novels.

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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