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Smugglivus – Final Week Calendar

Olá! Ana here, writing from Brazil where I am spending the holidays with The Family ( I only packed books as you can see…this photo was taken by my sister, horrified that I brought 30 books but forgot to bring a bikini!)

to give you the rundown of our last days and official rites of Smugglivus (sniff).

Anyways, a couple of announcements:

Giveaway Winners:

Last week we announced the three winners of the ARC giveaway courtesy of Little, Brown (US).

Unfortunately, one of the winners was based outside the US/Canada and as per the rules we need to pick a new winner:

Caitlin Usignol (comment #83)!!

Deadtown Giveaway

The winner of Deadtown by Nancy Holzner is: Lisa B!!

Flash (aka She Hulk) New Year Giveaway:

The winner of the She Hulk giveaway is Virginia C (comment 15)!!

Congratulations to all the winners! You know the drill. Send us an email (contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com) with your snail mail addresses, and we will get your goodies out to you as soon as possible.

This Week on Smugglivus

On Monday, we start the official Rites of Smugglivus with the Airing of Grievances and a couple of posts where we announce the Douchebag of the Year (if you know us, you KNOW who this is. It is easy) and talk about the things that did our head in last year.

On Tuesday, it is time to kick start the Feats of Strength. Ana reads Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey and

then on Wednesday, Thea reads Practive Makes Perfect by Julie James

To learn why reading these books constitutes a Feat of Strength, you will have to wait and see! *wink*

Finally, on Thursday 7th, we celebrate our second blog anniversary, officially closing Smugglivus 2009 with a retrospective of our blogging year. Like for example, do you remember this:

Zombie Smugglers

Finally, on Friday we resume our regular schedule with our first guest author of the year. Lavie Tidhar, author of the  Steampunk novel, The Bookman, writes about Inspiration and Influences.

Other news:

Our buddy Harry from Temple Library Reviews has kicked-off a Comic Book Appeciation Month which promises to be a mega-ultra-cool event. Check it out, it starts here.

And that’s it from us today! Have a great week, folks!!

~ Your friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers


  • Maili
    January 3, 2010 at 5:47 am

    I hadn’t heard about Lavie Tidha’s The Bookman, so I’m looking forward to this.

    And the book cover of Sisters Red? Fantastic.

  • sg4
    January 3, 2010 at 8:05 am

    does that apply to all your giveaways on this site then? US/Canada only?

  • Li
    January 3, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I love that photo of your suitcase! I thought I was bad, but you make me feel much better 😉

  • Barb in Minn.
    January 3, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Hey, that looks like my suitcase. Worried about having enough books, and I’m not even traveling outside the country.

  • Gerd D.
    January 3, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Hah, who needs a bikini to read anyways? 🙂

  • Ana
    January 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    sg4 – No, the rules vary according to the giveaway, but we always mention them in the original posts. 😀

  • Marie
    January 3, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I love the suitcase full of books! reminds me of when I travel, the ‘Sophie’s Choice’ moment of what books to take and which ones to leave behind…Maybe an ereader might be in the works for 2010…

    On a side note, in the comics, did you ever notice that all women have anti-gravity boobs? 😕

  • Sheri
    January 3, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    From Brazil? Lucky dog!

  • orannia
    January 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Ana – I hope you have a lovely time in Brazil with your family and, as for the photo, it looks to me like you packed the most important items 😉

    Am looking forward to reading all about the Feats of Strength! Oh, and congrats to all the winners!

  • Roxy
    January 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Everytime I see that picture of Captain Picard I crack up for fifteen minutes.

    Hope you’re enjoying Brazil and I’m looking forward to next week.

  • Danielle
    January 3, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Now THATS a pile of books. Screw the bikini, I’m sure theres a beach scene in one of those suckers.

  • Renee
    January 3, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Lovely suitcase picture!

    Ooh, I’ve had my eye on The Bookman. Can’t wait to read more about it. 🙂

  • Veronica F.
    January 3, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Ana- love the suitcase pic! lol

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