We are over at Kirkus for our regular column! It’s Thea’s turn today, with a post inspired by Andy Weir’s newest novel, Artemis. Instead of a full review (which will come soon), Thea takes a look at some other moon-inspired science fiction novels. Go over to Kirkus to get the full details.
We are over at Kirkus for our regular column! It’s Thea’s turn today, with another list–this time with a focus on Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Joe Hill’s newest novel is actually a collection of four shorter novellas–a story about a particular type of camera; a story about gun violence, mental illness, and racial profiling; […]
It’s Friday so we are over at Kirkus for our regular column! Today it’s Ana’s turn, aswe kiss long sunny summer days goodbye, she looks towards the fall… Head over to Kirkus to read all about the 10 books she’s looking forward to this season.
Thanksgiving is a time for food, family, turkey, more family, mashed potatoes, football, and did I mention food? The other thing that is wonderful for Thanksgiving time is television watching. Particularly, Thanksgiving episode television watching. Here are a list of my personal favorite Thanksgiving television episodes, from some favorite TV shows. Friends Season 8, Episode […]
It’s Friday Saturday, which means we are over at Kirkus! (Well, you know, usually we’re over there on Fridays, but still.) Today it’s Thea’s turn, and she tries to make sense of the world by turning to hopeful SFF… Check out the full list of titles over at Kirkus now.
It’s Friday and we are over at Kirkus! Today – to celebrate Halloween and possibly prepare for the coming US elections – Thea is looking at recent examples of Dystopian Political Futures: Go over there to check it out.
It’s Friday and we are over at Kirkus! Today it’s Thea’s turn with a list inspired by her recent devouring of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. It’s a heist novel and an assembling the team novel, aka two of my favorite storylines combined. To share the love, we put up a list of our […]
Sherri L. Smith has a new book coming out next week, a YA thriller called Pasadena. To celebrate the release we have the author over with a list of her favorite whodunits. Listicle of Sherri L. Smith’s Favorite Whodunits I grew up on a steady diet of Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Trixie Belden and other […]
It’s Friday and we are over at Kirkus! Today it’s Thea’s turn with a list inspired by both the recent conclusion of our Epic Harry Potter Reread, and the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Harry Potter’s 36th birthday. Go here to check it out.
On July 15, a new Netflix show was released called Stranger Things. I immediately honed in on it and demanded that me and my significant other watch it together ASAP because it looked exactly like the kind of television show I love: the Stephen King vibe (hello, Needful Things!), the ’80s throwback setting, the premise […]
Hello everybody! Tomorrow is JULY, which means it is that time of year again: time for us to look back at our reviews and list our fave books of 2016…at least, so far. We Book Smugglers are proud to present you with: our Best Books Read, Reviewed and Published in 2016 (so far); our Best […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! It’s Thea’s turn this Friday, and so she’s making lists! This time, she’s focusing on horror books that are perfect to read pool- or beach-side. Inspired by her read of Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Thea dives into some recent and […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! It’s Thea’s turn again this Friday, and she is list-making, inspired by her recent read of Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. All the buzz right now, Sleeping Giants is an epistolary science fiction novel that tells the story of impossibly large […]
In which Thea reveals her list of the best TV, movies, podcasts of 2015. Clearly, both Ana and Thea are bananas, and in addition to reading and reviewing obscene amounts of books, we also obsess over multiple television shows, movies, video games, and all other manner of geekery. With that in mind, we needed to […]
In which we Book Smugglers present our top 10 books of 2015… Ana: Hello, I’m Ana. Thea: And I’m Thea. Ana & Thea: And we are…BOOK SMUGGLERS!!!!!!! *play facemelting riffs on air guitars* We’ve brought you some of our favorite authors and bloggers with their reflections on 2015… We’ve once again proved that the hardest […]
It’s Friday Monday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! Today, it’s Thea’s turn to geek out about TV–because tonight, The Expanse officially debuts on SyFy. To celebrate the two-night premiere event, Thea is list-making with some recommended reading for fans of The Expanse (and the original book that started […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! Today, Thea takes over with more list-making–this time, with a list of the best books of 2015… that she hasn’t read yet. The list includes page counts–so she’s got 6,000+ pages to read and review before 12/31/2015. Go here to get […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! Today Thea gushes over The Empress Game by Rhonda Mason… Inspired by her love for this awesome, action-packed, intricately built space opera, Thea talks about other kickass female characters in science fiction with a list of some books to try after […]
In which we roundup our favorite things from San Diego Comic Con, and offer up a giveaway of some of the goodies snagged from SDCC! Last weekend was San Diego Comic Con–a ginormous annual congregation of literally hundreds of thousands of comics, tv, movie, and SFF nerds in sunny Southern California. SDCC is always an […]
It’s Friday Saturday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! Thea is talking about book one in a new series, A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin today! Stranje House takes a familiar premise, in which troublesome young ladies are sent away from their embarrassed parents to finishing school, […]
Hello everybody! Tomorrow is JULY, which means it is that time of year again: time for us to look back at our reviews and list our fave books of 2015…at least, so far. We Book Smugglers are proud to present you with: our Best Books Read, Reviewed and Published in 2015 (so far); our Best […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! Today it is Thea’s turn to take over the column – fresh from reading Touch by Claire North (review to come next week here on The Book Smugglers). Touch is a thought-provoking thriller that raises all kinds of ethical quandaries – […]
It’s Friday, which means we Book Smugglers are over at Kirkus! Today, Thea is list-making (yes, yes, again) – this time with horror on the high seas in mind. After reading The Deep by Nick Cutter (author of The Troop), it’s hard not to have watery, claustrophobic horror on the mind. Despite some uneven transitions, […]
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