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December 20, 2014

Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists Updates - December 20th

For the seventh straight year, I am aggregating every online "best of 2014" book list I find, updating the list often.

Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed.

The master list of online "best books of 2014" lists.
Daily updates to the list.

Revisit previous years' lists from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2000-2009 (best of the decade) online year-end book list collections.

Today's updates to the master list of online "best of 2014" book lists:

America's Test Kitchen (best cookbooks)
Andrew Zimmern (best cookbook)
The Bookish Gamer (favorite books)
Business Standard (best books)
Crux Sola (best New Testament academic books)
Grrl Scientist (best popular medicine books)
Guardian (best cookbooks)
Headstuff (writers' favorite books)
Hello Dollface (favorite books)
Irish Times (best books for gardeners)
Jesse Sublett (favorite books)
Jordan Raynor (best books)
Ken Ilgunis (best books)
A Literate London Cabbie (favorite books)
Midday (best books)
Millionsofthem (favorite books)
Papersol (favorite books)
PopSugar (female authors' favorite books)
Providence Community Library (best books)
Read a Latte (best books)
The Rock-It Show (best books and series)
Slate (historical coffee-table books)
Tasting Table (best cookbooks)
Telegraph - Gaby Wood (best books)
Toffee Coffee Ramblings (top books)
Untitled*United (favorite books)
A Wealth of Common Sense (best books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
daily updates to the master list of online 2014 year-end book lists

Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2014 Online Year-end Music Lists
2013 Online Year-end Music Lists
2012 Online Year-end Music Lists
2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics and graphic novel picks)
Anitiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Largehearted WORD (weekly new book picks)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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December 20, 2014

Daily Downloads (The Week's Best Free and Legal Music Including Blitzen Trapper, Tift Merritt, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads.


Today's free and legal mp3 downloads:

Ben Arthur: If You Look for My Heart album [mp3]

Blitzen Trapper: Live in Portland album [mp3]

Chloe Hawes: Sessions from Home EP [mp3]

The Duke of Norfolk: European Robin EP [mp3]

The Howling Tongues: A Collection of Cover Songs EP [mp3]

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion: Folkadelphia Session EP [mp3]

Tift Merritt: Folkadelphia Session EP [mp3]

Various Artists: ATO Winter Sampler album [mp3]

Various Artists: PledgeMusic Holiday Sampler album [mp3]

Wild Child: Christmas Mixtape, Volume 1 album [mp3]


Free and legal live performances at other websites:

Dead Confederate: 2014-12-05, Athens [mp3]


search for more free and legal music downloads at Largehearted Boy


also at Largehearted Boy:

other daily free and legal mp3 downloads

Essential and Interesting 2014 Year-End Music Lists

covers collections
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads

Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
Shorties (daily music, books, and pop culture news and links)
Soundtracked (composers and directors discuss their film's soundtrack)
weekly new album lists


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December 19, 2014

Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists Updates - December 19th

For the seventh straight year, I am aggregating every online "best of 2014" book list I find, updating the list often.

Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed.

The master list of online "best books of 2014" lists.
Daily updates to the list.

Revisit previous years' lists from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2000-2009 (best of the decade) online year-end book list collections.

Today's updates to the master list of online "best of 2014" book lists:

Accelus Partners (best books)
Africa Is a Country (books)
The Australian (best books)
Bespoke Menu Design (best cookbooks)
BookPeople (best books)
Brooklyn Magazine (sentences)
Cakes, Tea, and Dreams (favorite books)
Doug Johnstone (top books)
Edmonton Journal (best books)
Electric Literature (comics)
Entertainment Realm (best nonfiction books)
The Fix (best political books)
Forbes (top creative leadership books)
Fortune (favorite books)
Great Falls Tribune (top Montana books)
GregHorrorShow (books)
A Lifelong Bookworm (best books)
Lisa Lucas (favorite books)
Los Angeles Times - David L. Ulin (best books)
Macleans.ca (best books)
Matt Compton (favorite books)
Miami Herald (best books)
New York Observer (best books)
Out (favorite books)
Persephone Magazine (favorite books)
Publishers Weekly (staff favorite books)
The Silver of His Fining (favorite books)
Spencer Daily Reporter (favorite books)
Tomy Wilkerson (top books)
Walterblog (favourite books)
West Linn Public Library (best books)
Writer of Wrongs (favorite fantasy books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
daily updates to the master list of online 2014 year-end book lists

Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2014 Online Year-end Music Lists
2013 Online Year-end Music Lists
2012 Online Year-end Music Lists
2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics and graphic novel picks)
Anitiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Largehearted WORD (weekly new book picks)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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Atomic Books Comics Preview - December 19, 2014

In the weekly Atomic Books Comics Preview, Benn Ray highlights notable new comics and graphic novels.

Benn Ray is the owner of Atomic Books, an independent bookstore in Baltimore. The Mobtown Shank is his blog, and his comic Said What? is syndicated weekly in the Baltimore Sun's B-Paper.

Atomic Books has been named one of BuzzFeed's Great American Bookstores, as well as one of Flavorwire's 10 greatest comic and graphic novel stores in America.


http://www.atomicbooks.com/index.php/mad-magazine-10.html

TITLE
by The Usual Gang of Idiots

What do the NFL, Ebola, militarization of police, Target's security breach, American Apparel CEO Dov Charney, Chris Christie, Flight 370, Cliven Bundy, Donald Sterling and Vladimir Putin all have in common? Well, aside from grabbing headlines in 2014, they're also included in MAD's annual "The 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things."


Ghoul

Ghoul
by Steve Niles / Bernie Wrightson

This Treasury Edition-sized comic is a magnificent piece of supernatural Hollywood noir. A great story by Niles and fantastic, moody, horror art by master Wrightson.


Rumble #1

Rumble #1
by John Arcudi / James Harren

The first issue of a new horror series that reminds me a lot of Sam Kieth's The Maxx. A bartender gets sucked into mysterious supernatural events when a regular comes rushing into the bar, missing an arm and being chased by a hooded scarecrow with a sword.


Saga Volume 4

Saga Volume 4
by Brian K. Vaughan / Fiona Staples

The new Saga collection is out! Can everyone stop freaking out now?


Questions, concerns, comments or gripes – e-mail benn@atomicbooks.com. If there’s a comic I should know about, send it my way at Atomic, c/o Atomic Books 3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211.


Atomic Books & Benn Ray links:

Atomic Books website
Atomic Books on Twitter
Atomic Books on Facebook
Benn Ray's blog (The Mobtown Shank)
Benn Ray's comic, Said What?


also at Largehearted Boy:

other Atomic Books Comics Preview lists (weekly new comics & graphic novel highlights)

List of Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists

52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
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)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)


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Shorties (A New Kelly Link Short Story, Song Lyrics of the Year, and more)

McSweeney's features a new short story by Kelly Link.


Flavorwire listed the best song lyrics of the year.


31 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 903), including the Future of Music Coalition's favorite music books, Mother Jones' best books, and the New York Times critics' favorite books.


The Largehearted Boy list of essential and interesting "best of 2014" music lists.


The Rumpus interviewed author Donald Barthelme.


Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath recapped her year at SPIN.


ArtsBeat recommended books about Cuba.


Wondering Sound profiled Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven frontman David Lowery.


Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams is writing, drawing, and soundtracking a comic book.


Morning Edition explained how Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker became a holiday tradition.


Drowned in Sound shared a playlist of alternative Christmas music.


Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog asked authors to list the best books on language.


Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" posts.


also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Essential and Interesting 2014 Year-End Music Lists
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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Daily Downloads (Frightwig, A PledgeMusic Holiday Sampler Album, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads.


Today's free and legal mp3 downloads:

Chloe Hawes: Sessions from Home EP [mp3]

Dromedarios Mágicos: Bosque de San Marcos EP [mp3]

Jessi McNeal: NoiseTrade Sampler EP [mp3]

Jonathan Glen Wood: Needle EP [mp3]

Julian Gaskell: The Error of my Ways (Hits Portfolio 2000-2013) album [mp3]

Karla Adolphe: Lingering holiday single [mp3]

Various Artists: Milk! Records 2014 album [mp3]

Various Artists: PledgeMusic Holiday Sampler album [mp3]

The Woolen Men: Live from the Banana Stand 2013 album [mp3]


Free and legal live performances at other websites:

Frightwig: 2014-09-08, Brooklyn [mp3]


search for more free and legal music downloads at Largehearted Boy


also at Largehearted Boy:

other daily free and legal mp3 downloads

Essential and Interesting 2014 Year-End Music Lists

covers collections
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads

Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
Shorties (daily music, books, and pop culture news and links)
Soundtracked (composers and directors discuss their film's soundtrack)
weekly new album lists


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December 18, 2014

Favorite Comics of 2014

These are the six graphic novels I have most recommended to friends, family, and anyone else who has crossed my path this year.

All links go to the authors' contributions to the Book Notes series, where applicable.

What was your favorite graphic novel of 2014?


Arsène Schrauwen by Olivier Schrauwen

Olivier Schrauwen's graphic novel Arsène Schrauwen is brilliant and unpredictable, and fantastic in every sense of the word.


Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët

Beautiful Darkness is a fairytale much more Grimm than Disney, hauntingly told by Fabien Vehlmann and complemented perfectly by the watercolor artwork of Kerascoët.


Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

The year's most lauded graphic memoir deserves every accolade. One of 2014's finest books.


Dragon's Breath by MariNaomi

MariNaomi's comics collection Dragon's Breath reads as memoir, the graphic vignettes powerfully understated. Once again, MariNaomi proves herself one of the most talented cartoonists working today.


Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel by Anya Ulinich

Anya Ulinich's Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel is one of the year's best graphic novels, a book compelling, moving, and hilarious.


Over Easy by Mimi Pond

Mimi Pond's graphic novel Over Easy is an impressive semi-autobiographical coming of age story set in the late 1970s. Pond impressively paints the era with her pen and ink drawings and an unforgettable cast of characters.


also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2014" book lists

Largehearted Boy favorite graphic novels of 2012
Largehearted Boy favorite graphic novels of 2011
Largehearted Boy favorite graphic novels of 2010
Largehearted Boy favorite graphic novels of 2009
Largehearted Boy favorite graphic novels of 2008
Largehearted Boy favorite graphic novels of 2007

Largehearted Boy favorite food and wine books of 2014
Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2014
Largehearted Boy favorite novels of 2014

previous lists at Largehearted Boy
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
52 Books, 52 Weeks book reviews


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Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists Updates - December 18th

For the seventh straight year, I am aggregating every online "best of 2014" book list I find, updating the list often.

Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed.

The master list of online "best books of 2014" lists.
Daily updates to the list.

Revisit previous years' lists from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2000-2009 (best of the decade) online year-end book list collections.

Today's updates to the master list of online "best of 2014" book lists:

Adam Roberts (best books)
The Art of Manliness (best books)
Biblioracle (best books)
BuzzFeed (best books by women)
Denver Westword (Mexi-themed books)
Easy as ABC (favorite books)
Erin Bowman (favorite books)
Flavorwire (books you might have missed)
Future of Music Coalition (favorite music books)
Grrl Scientist (best popular science books)
The Halifax Reader (best books)
Huffington Post UK (best books)
Largehearted Boy (favorite food and drink books)
Learning in the Grip of Grace (best books)
Library Thing (top books)
London Review Bookshop (books)
The Mookse and the Gripes (favorite books)
Mother Jones (best books)
Mother Nature Network (best conservation photography books)
Nashville Scene (favorite books)
New York Times (critics' favorite books)
The Ramble (favorite books)
Reading with Tea (top books)
San Francisco Chronicle (writers' favorite books)
Sarah Laurence (favorite books)
A Serious Bunburyist (best cookbooks)
Thin Places (favorite books)
Time Out Shanghai (best Chinese books)
Times Higher Education (best books)
V for Vegan (top vegan cookbooks)
Wizards and Rockets (best and worst books)


also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
daily updates to the master list of online 2014 year-end book lists

Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists

2014 Online Year-end Music Lists
2013 Online Year-end Music Lists
2012 Online Year-end Music Lists
2011 Online Year-end Music Lists
2010 Online Year-end Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Music Lists
2009 Online Year-end Music Lists
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists
2007 Online Year-end Music Lists
2006 Online Year-end Music Lists
other lists at Largehearted Boy

Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics and graphic novel picks)
Anitiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Largehearted WORD (weekly new book picks)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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Book Notes - Michael J Seidlinger "The Face of Any Other"

The Face of Any Other

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.

Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others.

Michael J Seidlinger's novel The Face of Any Other is an innovatively told and disquieting novel, one of the year's most thought-provoking books.

Gary Lutz wrote of the book:

"The Face of Any Other bravely explores the tenuous personhood of the young and the urban, whose lives grow more ghostly the more they are particularized. Michael J Seidlinger has graced us with a quietly but unsettlingly original novel of the day-by-day slippages from alienation to asphyxiating despair."

Stream a playlist of these songs at Spotify.


In his own words, here is Michael J Seidlinger's Book Notes music playlist for his novel The Face of Any Other:


When you have the face of any other, you see the cracks peeling apart a person's face, revealing the true identity hidden behind their false social façade. You are able to ascertain the difference between honesty and fabrication. You get to see their guilty pleasures. You get to find out if they actually like Stryper, One Direction, Bring Me the Horizon, Insane Clown Posse, Quiet Riot, or Taylor Swift. You get to see what they listen to when nobody is around. When you have the face of any other, you use this Book Notes opportunity to snitch on a number of characters from your book. This is what they listen to when alone. These are songs that they'd never ever be caught dancing, singing, or crying to, for fear of complete humiliation. For some, they wear their current favorites on their sleeve, hoping that their age hasn't caught up to them. Yet.

Richard Tell (office assistant)

Kenny G – The "Moment"

Listens to it on the trainride home.



Laura Davis (consultant)

Whitechapel – "This Is Exile"

Listens while driving to/from meetings with clients. Often records herself singing along.



Bill Kalish (musician)

Insane Clown Posse – "Miracles"

Believes in miracles. Paints his face on Sundays and drinks Faygo.



Isabelle Blumstein (fitness trainer)

Disney's Frozen (soundtrack) – "Let it Go"

Wants to let it go. Wants the world to freeze over. Watches Frozen every night.



Bryan Beauregard (venture capitalist)

Disturbed – "Down with the Sickness"

P90x's to the track on repeat. Believes he is "down for anything."



Patricia Pond (artist / unemployed)

Wheatus – "Teenage Dirtbag"

Reminds her of her childhood. Doesn't care if it's uncool. Still sings along to it once a day, usually right after work, even if it's in public.



Tristan Brunhoff (content producer)

Wilson – "My Life, My Grave"

Isn't ashamed. Likes the band but doesn't want anyone to know about the band. Likes that the band is obscure.



Andrew Place (graduate student, finance)

Darude – "Sandstorm"

Is working on a remix of the song on his Casio. You interested?



Stacy Hsu (web designer)

Issues – "King of Amarillo"

Thinks she's still hip. Talks electronic metalcore with teenagers. Lives in the past. Unnecessarily proud that she spends 10 hrs a week researching and keeping track of all the new bands/artists.



Michael Ice (musician)

Phil Collins – "Against All Odds"

Listens to it whenever he can't write any new music. Wishes he were Phil.



Michael J Seidlinger and The Face of Any Other links:

the author's website
excerpt from the book
excerpt from the book
excerpt from the book

Huffington Post interview with the author
Largehearted Boy Book Notes essay by the author for The Fun We've Had


also at Largehearted Boy:

Book Notes (2012 - ) (authors create music playlists for their book)
Book Notes (2005 - 2011) (authors create music playlists for their book)
my 11 favorite Book Notes playlist essays

List of Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists
Essential and Interesting 2014 Year-End Music Lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics highlights)
Daily Downloads (free and legal daily mp3 downloads)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
Shorties (daily music, literature, and pop culture links)
Soundtracked (composers and directors discuss their film's soundtracks)
weekly music release lists


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Shorties (Interviews with Marilynne Robinson and Ariel Pink, and more)

Bookworm interviewed Marilynne Robinson about her latest novel Lila.


BOMB interviewed singer-songwriter Ariel Pink.


57 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday (bringing the total number of lists up to 872), including Copyediting's favorite books for copywriters, Mother Jones' best food books, Orlando Weekly's Florida-centric books, and BookPage's best book covers.


The Largehearted Boy list of essential and interesting "best of 2014" music lists.


Read an excerpt of Michael J. Seidlinger’s new novel The Face of Any Other.


The Hairpin interviewed author Chelsea Hodson.


Bookforum interviewed author Krys Lee.


Stream Field report's holiday song, "On Christmas Eve."


The New Republic collected clips of the best author interviews from The Colbert Report.


NPR Music shared a hip hop holiday gift guide.


Carl Sandburg now has a statue in his birthplace of Galesburg, Illinois.


Songkick listed the hardest working musical artists of 2014.


The Daily Beast recommended books about Cuba.


LA Music Blog listed the top Christmas songs of the 2000s.


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Americanah is being adapted into a film.


Nick Cave's handwritten dictionary.


All Things Considered profiled Marvel Comics.


Bustle recommended nerdy graphic novels for women.


Drowned in Sound polled artists for their favorite albums and songs of 2014.


The A.V. Club listed the best films of 2014.


Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" posts.


also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Essential and Interesting 2014 Year-End Music Lists
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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Daily Downloads (Blitzen Trapper, An ATO Records Sampler Album, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads.


Today's free and legal mp3 downloads:

At the Cabin: An Incomplete Christmas Vol. 1 (or) " Ye Olde Christmas Albume" album [mp3]

Blitzen Trapper: Live in Portland album [mp3]

The Company: Joy in Roaming album [mp3]

Lily Wolf: "Moving Pictures" [mp3]

Slight: Spirit School / Tasting single [mp3]

Ten Out of Tenn: Tenn Out of Tenn Christmas album [mp3]

Various Artists: ATO Winter Sampler album [mp3]

Various Artists: SUCESSOS! Best of Mais Um Discos 2014 album [mp3]

Wild Child: Christmas Mixtape, Volume 1 album [mp3]


Free and legal live performances at other websites:

Centro-matic: 2014-12-05, Athens [mp3]


search for more free and legal music downloads at Largehearted Boy


also at Largehearted Boy:

other daily free and legal mp3 downloads

Essential and Interesting 2014 Year-End Music Lists

covers collections
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads

Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
Shorties (daily music, books, and pop culture news and links)
Soundtracked (composers and directors discuss their film's soundtrack)
weekly new album lists


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December 17, 2014

Favorite Food and Drink Books of 2014

Once again I co-hosted a food storytelling and reading series this year, and was exposed to a multitude of cookbooks as well as food and drink books.

These are the six food and drink books I have most recommended to friends, family, and anyone else who has crossed my path.

What was your favorite food and/or drink book of 2014?


Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal

Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal by Ava Chin

Ava Chin's Eating Wildly is a captivating memoir of love and urban foraging.


Heritage

Heritage by Sean Brock

Heritage captures Sean Brock's love for the local agriculture of South Carolina in the recipes from his restaurants Husk and McCrady’s as well as illuminating essays.


Pie School

Pie School by Kate Lebo

Kate Lebo followed up her poetry collection A Commonplace Book of Pie with a cookbook Pie School. Lebo's engaging voice encourages even the most novice baker to make her handmade pies.


Plenty More

Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi impresses again with Plenty More, a cookbook that expands beyond the Middle Eastern influences of his earlier books and offers fresh (and delicious) insights into cooking with vegetables.


Prune

Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton

Gabrielle Hamilton's cookbook is uniquely laid out like a restaurant's recipe book, and filled with the dishes that have made Prune one of NYC's finest dining establishments.


Whiskey Cocktails

Whiskey Cocktails by Warren Bobrow

Warren Bobrow has been called "the cocktail whisperer" for good reason, he is a master at mixing restoratives. These cocktails are hearty without being overpowering and magnificently balanced, this is the drinks book of the year.


also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2014" book lists

Favorite Food and Drink Books of 2013

Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction books of 2014
Largehearted Boy favorite novels of 2014

lists at Largehearted Boy
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
musician/author interviews


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