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December 1, 2014

Shorties (December's Best New Books, Aimee Mann on Reading, and more)

Bustle and Elle previewed December's best new books.

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann talked books with the Boston Globe.

16 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 216), including the Irish Times' best books and the Herald Scotland's books of the year.

Electric Literature shared a new short story by Kathleen Winter.

Aleksandr Hemon discussed and read Vladimir Nabokov's short story "Pnin" at the New Yorker podcast.

Pitchfork shared a holiday musical gift guide.

Flavorwire recommended poetry from Native American Poets.

NPR Music is streaming Ghostface KIllah's new album 36 Seasons.

At The Penguin Hotline, the publisher's employees will recommend books for gifting (from all publishing houses).

Singer-songwriter PJ Harvey will publish her first poetry collection next year.

The Millions has launched the 2014 edition of its "Year in Reading" feature.

The A.V. Club suggested entry points into the discography of Yo La Tengo.

R.I.P., poet Mark Strand.

John Byrne Cook talked to All Things Considered about his new book, On the Road with Janis Joplin.

Barack Obama bought books at an independent bookstore this weekend.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

List of Online "Best of 2014" Book 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
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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