If you are a regular around these shores you may have noticed that in the past few weeks we have been talking about something called…Smugglivus. Cryptic posts, shout outs, and the sidebar widget that changes every three days with a countdown and the words
But what exactly is Smugglivus?
Basically Smugglivus is a celebration of Christmas, New Year and our first blog anniversary in early January. The name Smugglivus comes from our own name coupled with the infamous Seinfeld’s Festivus – a Festival for the rest of us – which was our inspiration for the craziness ahead. And what better way to celebrate these special dates than to celebrate our love for books?
Smugglivus officially starts on December 26th and runs until January 7th – Smugglivus Day (and the date that we started the blog).
From December 26th to December 31st we will have a whole bunch of Very Cool Guest Bloggers coming over and talking about their favorite books of 2008 and what they expect from 2009.
We follow that special week with our own Best of 2008 lists; our Feats of Strength whereupon we double dared each other to read books out of our comfort zone (Thea is making Ana read ANOTHER Stephen King book! *Thea’s Note: Come on dude, how many of your romances have I not wanted to read and have read for you? Seriously.*); the Airing of Grievances: where we talk about the worst of 2008 (including the Breaking Dawn Fiasco and the What The Hell Happened to Heroes post aka Please Let Sylar Be Evil Again Plea *Thea’s Note: Heroes is freaking LAME*); and plenty more leading up to Smugglivus Day.
*But pssst, Smugglers, your countdown clock says Smugglivus starts in 8 days!*
Did we not tell you that we are crazy? Well dearies, it just so happens that the current countdown is a countdown to…The Smugglivus Countdown! Starting on December 1st we have invited some of our favorite writers we’ve spoken with this year to come over and talk about their favorites of 2008 and what to expect from them in 2009! We have a Guest Author scheduled for every weekday in December! From Horror to Fantasy, YA to Romance, Sci-fi to Paranormal writers, you can expect all sorts of cool things, like exclusive excerpts to giveaways!
*Giveaways you say?*
Oh, yeah! And on top of the giveaways that some of our guests will be graciously offering, we will have one huge giveaway PER WEEKEND in December – open to everyone!
It is going to be crazy! It is going to be awesome! And we hope you will join us in the fun!