Hello everyone, and Happy Holidays! For those of you that celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah, too!
As we recover from our holiday feasting and imbibing, we’ve got some housekeeping issues and scheduling for the coming week!
The winners of Doret’s Favorite Books Giveaway is…
Congratulations! You know the drill. Email us (contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com) with your snail mail address, and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible.
This Week on Smugglivus
You may have noticed that we’ve actually kicked off the week with part two of our most anticipated books of the year. We started off the countdown yesterday and completed the massive 40 title list this morning! Later today, we have Carla of the Crooked Shelf over for a guest post about her favorite books of the year.
On Monday, the lovely Lenore of Presenting Lenore (and new author of YA Dystopian novel Level Two) is over to talk about her book and favorites of the year. Later in the day, Thea posts her review of the shiveringly creepy The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (yes, the book on which the upcoming Daniel Radcliffe film is based!). Then finally, we have writer Susan Jane Bigelow, author of the excellent UF Broken with more Smugglivus goodness.
On Tuesday, we are *thrilled* to have author Michelle Paver over for a guest post (having loved her novel Dark Matter last year). After Michelle’s post, we’ll have a joint review of the first book in Kelly Meding’s new UF/superhero-ish series, Trance. And later in the day, Kristen of Fantasy Cafe, stops by with some of her fave reads of 2011.
On Wednesday, we have the amazing Sarah Rees Brennan over for her Smugglivus contribution, followed by Stephanie Oaks, the passionate blogger behind Stephanie Reads! And, later that day, Thea reviews Nightspell by Leah Cypress (a long overdue review of the companion novel to Mistwood).
Thursday, YA author Karen Healey is our first guest, followed by Ari, blogger extraordinaire behind Reading in Color.
On Friday, we have Martin Wilson, author of YA novel What They Always Tell Us, as our guest author, followed by Janine of Dear Author as our guest blogger of the day. Then, we close out the work week with a joint review of one of our communally most highly anticipated books of the year, Cinder by Marissa Meyer!
On Saturday, we close out the week – and the year! – with our Most Excellent Books of 2011 list.
It’s a long, busy week! Until tomorrow, we remain…
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers