Hello everybody and Happy New Year to all! Ana here, melting in the heat of Brazil, missing the cool weather of England (be back soon, lovely British Weather *hugs*).

For now, it is the end of Smugglivus! We had a lot of fun this year, as per usual (have you seen our Most Excellent Books of 2012? And our Airing of Grievances?), but we still have a couple of guests and then our official 5th Anniversary celebration before it is officially over.

Before we breakdown the coming week, we have a few giveaway winners to announce.

Giveaway Winners:

The winner of our Christmas Giveaway of a Kobo Touch eReader + $50 Gift Certificate is:

Kobo Touch

Rachel Dennison

The winner of the Juliet Marillier (Flame of Sevenwaters or Shadowfell, if you prefer) giveaway is:

Flame of Sevenwaters

Karen

The winner of a copy of Strong Poison and an ARC of The Stone Demon is:

Strong Poison The-Stone-Demon-US-cover

Dan Phi

The winner of a copy of Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan is:

Into the Grey

Mary Anne

The winner of a copy of Renegade Magic by Stephanie Burgis is:

Renegade Magic

Meghan

The winner of the Kate Elliott giveaway is:

Cold Magic

LisaC

The winner of a copy of Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan is:

Bren_Unspoken hires cover

Alexandra the Great

PHEW!

Congratulations! You know the drill – send an email to 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 The Book Smugglers:

Later today, we have our last guests of this year’s Smugglivus. Amy of Amy Reads, followed by Raych of Books I Done Read, who will officially end the festivities.

On Monday, we celebrate 5 GREAT years of Book Smuggling in grand style with a retrospective of FIVES! (Five fave books read since we started, 5 Firsts, and so on and so forth!).

Then on Tuesday, we are back to our regular scheduling with Thea’s review of Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway

Ordinary Magic

On Wednesday, we take part on The Darkest Minds Blog Tour with an Inspirations & Influences post by Alexandra Bracken and our joint review of the book.

The Darkest Minds

On Thursday, we host another awesome author: this time debut novelist Lenore Appelhans shows up to talk Level 2. Later in the day, we post Ana’s review of The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell

LEVEL 2 Cover The Cadet of Tildor

Then on Friday, we are delighted to be hosting the US Smugglerific Cover reveal of Tom Pollock’s Glass Republic sequel to the most excellent The City’s Son. Over at Kirkus, Ana reviews a few 2012 short stories including the lovely The Kairos Mechanism by Kate Milford

The City's Son The Kairos Mechanism

Finally, we end the week with a Special Edition of On the Smugglers’ Radar with some of our most anticipated reads of 2013

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

It’s a very busy week! Until later, we remain…

wonder-woman

HELVETICA GETS EVEN MORE SUPER WITH THIS SUPERHERO-THEMED ART by René Mambembé

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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3 Responses to Smugglers’ Stash and News

  1. kara-karina says:

    Sounds like an excellent week ahead of you! :) Really looking forward to On The Smugglers’ Radar – my favorite feature! ;) Have a great week!

  2. leanna says:

    Wow! I’m so excited for the Neil Gaiman book *hopping over to mark it to-read on goodreads* — thanks for the tip! xo leanna

  3. Eliza says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading all of the Smugglivus entries this year. It’s been so much fun. Thank you.

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