Happy Sunday everybody! Have you decided on your Halloween costumes yet?
Just a couple of news bits to share!
YALL FEST – November 11-12 2011:
YALL FEST 2011 – Charleston Young Adult Book Festival – will bring twenty top young adult writers from all over the country to historic downtown Charleston, S.C., for two days of seminars and panels. Events at the College of Charleston, Fri., Nov. 11th, and Blue Bicycle Books on Sat., Nov. 12th.
In addition to the awesome line-up for authors (seriously: Sarah Rees Brennan, Diana Peterfreund, Carrie Ryan, Caitlin Kittredge, David Levithan,Isaac Marion, etc etc), they also have kick-ass panels including ZOMBIE panel featuring Dave Stohl the Head of Worldwide Studios at Activision, a Call of Duty giveaway and a lot of other fun stuff – if you are in the area, make sure to check it out!
You still have a few hours to enter our Fury giveaway – the giveaway is open to all and it closes by midnight (PST) today. Go HERE to enter.
You might have noticed that we started accepting book ads via Blogads (*points to the sidebars*). Last week, we were featured on the Blogads Blog with an interview. We answered questions about how we started blogging, about the joys and pains of book blogging and loads more. Go here to read the entire interview (and to grab a discount code to receive 50% off on our ad units throughout this week).
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
Halloween Week is still going strong so later today you will see Ana’s Halloween Marathon – this year, she tackles Edgar Allan Poe – and then Thea talks about Horror movies of 2011.
Monday – it’s Halloween, and we end the week with our All Hallow’s Read celebration with a couple of guest posts and a major Halloween giveaway.
On Tuesday, we resume our regular schedule with Ana’s review of Rose Lerner’s A Lily Among Thorns, followed by a guest post by the author and an opportunity to win a signed copy of the book…
On Wednesday, we post our joint review of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater…
On Thursday, Ana is back with a review of First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci, followed by a guest post by the author…
And finally, on Friday we post another joint review. This time around we tackle disaster-novel Ashfall by Mike Mullin.
That’s it from us today and as usual, we remain…
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers