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January 24, 2014

Shorties (YA Books Everyone Should Read, Tegan and Sara's Oreo Jingle, and more)

Flavorwire lists 25 YA books everyone should read.

Tegan and Sara have written a jingle for Oreo.

32 "best books of 2013" lists were added to my master aggregation Sunday, including The Migrant Bookclub's best books for expats, immigrants, and other vagrants, January Magazine's best books, Paste Magazine's best fiction, and much more.

My list of major and interesting online year-end music lists

Flavorwire lists 50 essential mystery novels everyone should read.

Stream the Arcade Fire's score for the film Her.

Fresh Air interviewed author Ann Patchett.

Composer Max Richter's favorite songs.

Author Chang-rae Lee discusses his reading habits with the New York Times.

Mick Jagger talks to the Hollywood Reporter about spending more time acting and not writing a memoir.

The New Yorker examines the allure of adding maps to fiction.

The Record interviews Alynda Lee Sagara of the band Hurray for the Riff Raff.

The shortlists for The Kitschies speculative fiction awards have been named.

T. Bone Burnett talks to Drowned in Sound about scoring the film Inside Llewyn Davis.

GQ recommends nine new books published this month.

Echoes and Dust features a series on the relationship between music and mental health, "Musical Therapy."

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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