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January 12, 2014

Shorties (The Stage Adaptations of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, Thurston Moore's Favorite Songs, and more)

The Observer reviews the stage adaptations of Hilary Mantel's novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

Thurston Moore's 38 favorite songs of all time.

30 "best books of 2013" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy this week, including the Arizona Daily Star's best books, Credo Magazine's favorite books, and Kid Lit Reviews' best books.

Lists added this week to my list of online year-end music lists include Ad Hoc's favorite songs and albums and more.

The Boston Globe interviews author Gary Shteyngart.

Author Jeff Jackson shares a music playlist for January at The Outlet.

The Oxford American profiled singer-songwriter Charlie Rich.

The Believer interviews author Aimee Bender.

FACT lists 10 record labels to keep an eye on this year.

The University of California Press offers 770 free e-books.

20 fun facts about Led Zeppelin's debut album, released 50 years ago yesterday.

All Things Considered interviews Olivia Laing about her new book, The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking.

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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