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Welcome to Smugglivus – Day 24! Throughout this month, we will have daily guests – authors and bloggers alike – looking back at their favorite reads of 2009, and looking forward to events and upcoming books in 2010. Today’s Guest: Doug Knipe, aka the SciFiGuy. Doug runs the Speculative Fiction/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal blog SciFiGuy, and it’s […]
Today we bring you the latest installment in our new feature, “What She Said…” in which we both review books that the other has already read and reviewed. The idea arose because of the dilemma that if one of us reads and reviews a book, the other can’t really post again about it, right? WRONG! […]
Happy Sunday, all! Hope it’s a good one. Time to get down to business… Giveaway Winners: First we have TWO lucky winners of our giveaway of Patricia A. McKillip’s The Bell at Sealey Head. The two winners are: Leslee (comment #1) AndreaS (comment #54) Congratulations! You know the drill. Send an email to us (contact […]
For the past few months, we have been including an “On our Radar” section in our weekly stash for books that have caught our eye; books we heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. This is how the Smugglers’ Radar was born, and because there […]
Patrick Rothfuss, writer of the glorious, amazing, BEST BOOK I READ IN YEARS, The Name of the Wind was in London last Thursday signing his books at Forbidden Planet. Unfortunately I could not attend the event (DAMN IT!) and I don’t think I have ever regretted missing anything as much as I regret missing this […]
If you are a regular reader of this blog you will probably know by now that one of my favourite series is the Tairen Soul series by C.L. Wilson. I consider this to be one of the finest examples of Fantasy Romance. The fourth and final book, Queen of Song and Souls was first set […]
Title: The Name of the Wind – The Kingkiller Chronicle, Day One Author: Patrick Rothfuss Genre: Fantasy Publisher: DAW Publishing Date: First edition, 2007. Paperback: 672 pages Stand Alone or series: book one the Kingkiller Chronicle’ trilogy. Summary: I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I […]
Happy Sunday, everyone! Around Blogland: Not much to report, except that dear Blossum (aka Katiebabs from Babbling About Books) is with Bubbles (aka Ana) in the UK right now, that lucky bitch! Apparently the two of them are getting along wonderfully, and will keep us all posted. Also, we stumbled across this picture and just […]
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