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November 20, 2015

Shorties (Recommended Book Blogs, Albums Based on Books and Literature, and more)

The New York Public Library recommended book blogs.


Electric Literature listed albums based on books and literature.


19 year-end "best books of 2015" lists were added to the Largehearted Boy master aggregation yesterday (bringing the total number of lists represented to 259), including ´╗┐the Washington Post's year-end lists, Erik Larson's favorite books, and the Spectator's top loo books.

See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2015 year-end music lists.


The Rumpus interviewed author Annie Liontas.


The Literary Hub podcast interviewed author Edwidge Danticat.


Natalie Prass covered Grimes' "REALiTi."


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Lindsay Hunter's novel Ugly Girls.


Carly Rae Jepsen covered Wham's "Last Christmas."


The Guelph Mercury profiled cartoonist Seth.


The Record profiled June Millington, who played in the pioneering all-female band Fanny.


The Smart Set interviewed Mary Beard about her new book SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.


Drowned in Sound interviewed musician Chris Walla.


Paste listed November's best new books.


Flavorwire shared a Lou Reed interview from the book The Smith Tapes: Lost Interviews with Rock Stars & Icons 1969-1972.


Tor.com recommended apocalyptic books with women protagonists.


eBooks on sale today:

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor ($1.99)
Burning Down George Orwell's House by Andrew Ervin ($1.99)
Dahlgren by Samuel R. Delaney ($1.99)
I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them by Jesse Goolsby ($3.99)
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan ($2.99)
Marya: A Life by Joyce Carol Oates ($1.99)
Please Don't Come Back from the Moon by Dean Bakopoulos ($2.99)
Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry by Christine Sneed ($1.99)
Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter ($1.99)
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird by Henry Miller ($1.99)
There Are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry ($2.99)
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff ($1.99)
White Tiger on Snow Mountain by David Gordon ($1.99)
The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora ($2.99)
You Don't Have to Live Like This by Benjamin Markovitz ($1.99)



also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Online "Best of 2015" Book Lists
Essential and Interesting 2015 Year-End 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
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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