Smugglivus 2011: Week 3 Schedule

Morning Smugglers-friends! How is it week 3 of Smugglivus already? We have another awesomely packed week ahead of us but before talking about that, a few bits and bobs:


The winner of a copy of iBoy by Kevin Brooks is


The 5 winners of the Meljean Brook’s giveaway are:






Congratulations! You know the drill. Email us (contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com) with your snail mail address, and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible.

And don’t forget: we are still running the giveaway for copies of Kate Elliott’s books. Go HERE to enter.

This Week on Smugglivus:

The week opens with a post by YA writer Victoria Schwab, author of the excellent The Near Witch later today.

On Monday, we welcome Niall Alexander, The Speculative Scotsman, to the blog for the first time. Then, it’s Fantasy author N.K. Jemisin’s turn to talk about her top reads of 2011. Finally, Ana talks about the movie Hugo and how it compares to the book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret for our From the Page to the Screen feature.

On Tuesday, no other than That Cover Girl’s Capillya is around for her turn at Smugglivus, followed by a post from the lovely Kate Noble. Plus, Thea, still trying to read ALL THE THINGS before the end of the year, will post a review of Blood Red Road by Moira Young.

Wednesday, the awesome girls from Forever Young Adult are over to party with us. Then, Moira J. Moore comes around with her fave things of 2011. We close the day with a giveaway of Underdogs by Markus Zusak.

On Thursday, it’s double-goodness from a couple of YA writers we have come to know this year: Rae Carson, author of The Girl of Fire and Thorn and Veronica Roth, author of Divergent. Thea follows up their posts with a movie review of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.1

Friday, our blogging friend Kenda from Lurv a La Mode is over with her own 2011 top choices, followed by Julianna Baggott’s contribution to the event. We close the day (but not the week!) with a Ana’s review of The Apothecary by Maile Meloy. THAT is followed by…yes, you guessed it, another review from Thea: and this time she tackles Spellbound by Blake Charlton.

Finally on Saturday, Anna Sheehan author of A Long, Long Sleep, one of Thea’s top reads of 2011 is over, followed by another Smugglivus first-timer: Elle from The Book Memoirs.

It is another hectic week, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We hope you are going to join us and as usual we remain…

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  1. Thea’s note: Dudes. It ROCKED.

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