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February 13, 2014

Shorties (The Stella Prize Longlisted Novels, Matching Books to Songs, and more)

The longlisted novels for Australia's Stella Prize have been named.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Hannah Kent.

Musician and author James Vella matches his favorite books top songs at Drowned in Sound.

R.I.P., writer and performance artist Maggie Estep.

PopMatters lists the top 10 definitive breakup albums.

Bookworm interviews Jaime Hernandez and Junot Diaz about the illustrated edition of Diaz's story collection This Is How You Lose Her.

SPIN lists the 35 bitterest songs ever.

Daniel Handler recommends books not to read on Valentine's Day at The A.V. Club.

Morning Edition streams a collection of love songs.

Jonathan Russell Clark praises the works and craft of author Ali Smith at The Millions.

BuzzFeed lists 14 must-read works of Chicano literature.

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 and 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)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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