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Helloooooooo everybody! How you doing? We are both having MAJOR geek-outs over this weekend. I finally caved and started watching Dr. Who ( I KNOW, right?) and Thea attended NY Comic Con (and I am so jealous my eyes have turned GREEN for reals).

But let’s get down to business so that I can go back to The Doctor and Rose.

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This week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Thea reports about her adventures at Comic Con and posts her interviews with two UF writers: Kim Harrison, author of The Hollows series; and Kristen Painter, author of the House of Comarré series…

On Tuesday, following up on her current Greek Mythology obsession, Ana posts her review of King of Ithaka by Tracy Barrett…

Then, we on Wednesday we post our joint review of Prospero Regained (and this time, it’s for reals)…

On Thursday, Thea reviews When She Woke by Hillary Jordan, A futuristic retelling of The Scarlet Letter. Then Ana reviews ContempYA-Thriller You by Charles Benoit (and I swear the color-coordinating below is just a coincidence)…

On Friday, Ana FINALLY reviews Broken Kingdoms by N K Jemisin, the follow up to one of her fave books of 2010, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, followed by Thea’s review of Witchlanders by Lena Coakley

It’s going to be a packed week and as usual, we remain…

~Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers


  • Elizabeth
    October 16, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I can’t wait until you get to Matt Smith.

  • Liz
    October 16, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I’m so glad you started watching Dr. Who! It’s such a great show. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

  • Mel S
    October 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Dr Who is one of my favourite shows – it so re-watchable as well! 🙂

  • Elizabeth
    October 16, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Mel, re-watching is mandatory for me, to catch the plot nuances that thread through the episodes, and because I have an embarrassing time-travel glitch in my brain.

  • Heidi
    October 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Favorite show ever, going as Amy Pond for Halloween! Hope you love it.

  • Amy @ Turn the Page
    October 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Ah Doctor Who. I was a major fan of the Doctor and Rose. But. Wait until you get to Matt Smith – hands down best Doctor ever (and I loved David – didn’t want him to leave). The Doctor and Amy and Rory and River in the Tardis. It doesn’t get better than that.

    Although the Doctor and Catherine Tate was pretty darn amazing as well. I hated Martha.

    Have fun!

  • capillya
    October 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Yes! Avengers! I’m excited for the movie too!!!

  • Elisa
    October 16, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I’m sorry, all – I cannot abide Matt Smith and gave up Who after David Tennant left. 🙁 That being said: Ana, you have four amazing seasons (and a pretty cool set of specials) ahead of you. Be sure to watch all the Children in Need specials, read “Chicks Dig Time Lords” (Lynn M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea, editors) if you haven’t already, and if by some odd chance you end up shipping Ten and Rose, go to FanFiction (dot) net and read Lena86’s superb “Burning Up a Sun.” Enjoy!!

  • Celine
    October 17, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Matt Smith FTW. Rory and Amy are the best companions ever *Does the I-love-Rory-and-Amy-dance*

  • Elizabeth
    October 17, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Elisa, I suggest you try again with Matt Smith. It only takes a few episodes to realize that he’s an exceptional Doctor. He quickly settled into his skin and he brings a levity, richness, and quirkiness to the role that is mesmerizing. I was not disposed to like him after Ten–I watched only grudgingly, and he is an odd-looking chap, to say it kindly–but he won me over, big time. Alex Kingston (River Song), on the other hand, can’t leave the series soon enough. She has one note in her performance: a ham-handed delivery of self-confidence and sexual innuendo.

  • Elisa
    October 18, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Urgh…but he feels like an understudy – in the kindest sense of the word, mind. In the bits I’ve managed to watch, his performance is pretty much what I would expect from a Doctor, but the role still feels like it was written for David Tennant. (The rhythm of the dialogue especially!) And I think part of what irks me so much is so how many fans just segued on cheerfully from David Tennant, as though nothing had happened, and subsequently rave about how Matt Smith is the best Doctor in the history of the series. Ten was a genuinely beloved Doctor and I (and, I imagine, others as well) had some serious grieving to go through when he regenerated. (He was, as they say, “MY Doctor.” 😀 I have friends with a similar but less intense attachment to Christopher Eccleston.)

    Somewhere there MUST be, say, Peter Davison fans that feel the same way, right?

    P.S. And I agree wholeheartedly re: River. I didn’t like her the first time around! 😛

  • Jackie Kessler
    October 19, 2011 at 4:27 am

    I started watching DOCTOR WHO this year. And my God, I am so addicted! I’ve begun watching some of the classic eps as well, but I love Nine and Ten — David Tennant, in particular, holds my heart. My God. Utterly brilliant. (Or, in Christopher Eccleston’s case, fantastic!)

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