Ahoy mateys! Another Sunday, which means our Manga Appreciation Week has finally come to a close…but fear not! Sunday also means another Stash! (and football)
First things first–we be handing out the booty to one lucky buccaneer!
The winner of our The Tarot Cafe – The Wild Hunt giveaway is: Karen Kincy
Congratulations! You know the drill. Send an email with your mailing info to contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com, and we’ll get the swag out to you as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone that entered!
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Around the Blogosphere:
A lot of award nominations are going up.
Here’s the skinny:
Here’s how it works (exact details follow the polls): Vote & then tell your friends all about the awards. Not only will you be supporting your favourite authors, but you’ll then be entered into a draw for a $25 gift certificate from a major online bookseller (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.) For the authors, winning authors will get free advertising here, an icon to put on their website, and they’ll be entered to win a gift basket. It’s a win-win-win event!
Also, the Smart Bitches (who love trashy books) are holding their annual DA BWAHA. It’s like March Madness, but for books in different categories. You can read the details HERE.
Mulluane (the gal behind the excellent Dragons, Heroes, and Wizards blog and new contributor to Fantasy Debut) has set up a brand spankin’ new forum for authors, bloggers, and fans of Speculative Fiction! Stop by The Dragon Federation and say hi!
Kmont, who runs the always excellent Lurv a la Mode has a wonderful giveaway going on. Check out her interview with Beth Fantaskey, and leave a comment by midnight to win a copy of Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side.
And we have some book club news! The Anna Karenina 2009 Challenge, hosted and organized by the lovely Kate of What Kate’s Reading, is now up and running! The goal of the challenge? To finish Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina from cover to cover by December 26th. Anyone can join, so please feel free to stop by!
Also, the Book Blogger Club has settled on its next book selection (chosen by Joe of the excellent SFF blog Adventures in Reading). For March, we will be taking on Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler! Anyone interested can join the book club, all you have to do is read the book, blog about it sometime between March 9-15, and link to other members’ reviews. Check out Joe’s selection post for more details!
And A Few Teasers…
Two big events are looming for us Smugglers. Two interviews and giveaways, one with a very popular, established author with her highly anticipated new entry; one with a new author, whose debut novel Thea quite enjoyed.
Any guesses? More details will follow soon. We promise.