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January 3, 2014

Shorties (Morrissey Is Writing a Novel, Britt Daniel Covers Shelley Fabares, and more)

Morrissey told True to You he is writing a novel.

Britt Daniel of Spoon covered Shelley Fabares' "Love Letters" for Rookie Magazine.

39 "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday, including the Calgary Herald's best cookbooks, The Powell's Books, Inc. staff's top books, Robot 6's favorite comics, and School Library Journal's best books.

Lists added today to my list of online year-end music lists include Amoeba Music's best albums, WFMU DJ top album lists, and more.

The Millions recommends books to read in January.

Bookworm interviewed Goli Taraghi about her short story collection The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons.

Fresh Air examines the time when Sam Phillips and Sun Records challenged Nashville to make Memphis the epicenter of American country music.

The Christian Science Monitor and Flavorwire list must-read new January books.

Motherboard examines piracy's effect on music sales.

BuzzFeed interviews author George Saunders.

The Pixies have released new music, the four song EP-2.

This month's Poetry magazine features three Game of Thrones-inspired poems by Leah Umansky.

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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