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December 6, 2016

Shorties (Ann Patchett's Recommended Independent Bookstores, NPR Music's Top Songs of 2016, and more)

Ann Patchett recommended independent bookstores to visit.

NPR Music named its top 100 songs of 2016.

38 "best books of 2016" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy Saturday (bringing the total number to 476), including Kirkus Reviews' nonfiction lists, the Observers best biographies, and Laura Miller's favorite books.

Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Beer Money by Frances Stroh
Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
Memoirs by Tennessee Williams
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
Seiobo There Below by László Krasznahorkai
The Sky Over Lima by Juan Gómez Bárcena
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
Sweet Caress by William Boyd
Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Vertigo by W.G. Sebald
Welcome to the Monkeyhouse by Kurt Vonnegut

eBooks on sale for $2.99 today:

Beasts and Children by Amy Parker
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs

The Quietus listed its albums of the year.

Elle hosted a discussion between authors Piyali Bhattacharya and Tanwi Nandini Islam.

Stream the Beatles' Christmas Singles Club songs at Aquarium Drunkard.

Book Riot recommended December's best new graphic novels.

Stream Anohni's "Obama" video.

VICE's annual fiction issue is online and features new stories by Roxane Gay, Ottessa Moshfegh, Rachel Cusk, and others.

Stream a new Six Organs of Admittance song.

Bookworm interviewed author Mitch Sisskind.

Stream a new Hurray for the Riff Raff song.

Ms. interviewed author Mary Karr.

Stream Sloan's new holiday song.

CCM interviewed author Janice Lee.

The Austin American-Statesman interviewed singer-songwriter Amanda Shires.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed author Vi Khi Nao.

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

List of Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
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)
weekly music release lists

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