Smugglers Ponderings

BBAW Day 5: Presto Manifesto!

Today we are supposed to talk about our goals for our blog, to say what we like best about it, and to explain where would we like our blog to be one year from now. Given how there seem to be a plethora of Blogging Agendas and Manifesto posts popping up across blogland, we’ve decided to make our own for BBAW with today’s blogging prompt in mind.


The Book Smugglers’ Blogging Agenda

Blogging Agenda the First: Take over the world.

Blogging Agenda the Second: To accomplish Article the First by suckering in readers via excessively long, in-depth reviews and promotional materials, and then by planting secret Book Smuggler brainwashing deathrays within aforementioned reviews and materials such that any and all readers will become addicted to books and will start obsessively buying ungodly amounts books, thereby creating an unparalleled tsunami of publishing revenue and thus reviving the World Economy by way of book-reading and book-buying, finally bringing the world to worship us as The Book Smugglers: The Glorious Duo Who Saved The World By Blogging About The Books They Loved.

Presto Manifesto.

(Ok, seriously, we review and blog because we love it and we will keep on doing so for as long as we can. That’s our goal. No other agenda. Not really.)

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  • Anne
    September 18, 2009 at 12:53 am

    OK, good to know where you stand! πŸ˜€

  • Care
    September 18, 2009 at 3:57 am

    BEAUTIFUL. Carry on. πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth
    September 18, 2009 at 4:06 am

    I can’t wait until The Book Smugglers take over the world. =)

  • Gina (BookDragon's Lair)
    September 18, 2009 at 5:03 am

    what a sad world that would be – all those readers! (insert sarcastic voice)

    I smuggled two books in today and thought of you! πŸ˜‰

  • StephanieD
    September 18, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Love it!

  • KMont
    September 18, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Clappity clap clap! Great goals, ladies!

  • Witchy Woman
    September 18, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Re: the Book Smuggler brainwashing deathrays
    This explains:
    #1 Why I visit your site so frequently.
    #2 Explains why I drive to the library so often.
    #3 Establishes a reason for my finger reflex,
    it repetitiously presses the (buy this book)
    button on my Kindle. 😈
    #4 Why I feel the compulsion to stop at B&N &

    Request: That BW Deathrays not be removed ever,
    I’m having too much fun.
    Happy Blogger Appreciation Week!

  • Carolyn Crane (CJ)
    September 18, 2009 at 6:48 am

    LOL. Deathrays! But the world already worships you!

  • Katie
    September 18, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Now I’m going to have the “Pinky and the Brain” theme song in my head all day! Loved your “goals.”

  • Ana
    September 18, 2009 at 7:30 am


    😈 :mrgreen:

  • Cara Powers
    September 18, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Hilarious! Really did have an out loud chuckle. πŸ˜†

  • Chris@bookarama
    September 18, 2009 at 8:05 am

    My blog has always been about world domination. Shhh…Keep that to yourselves though. 😈

  • katiebabs
    September 18, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Viva la Manifesto! You two have brainwashed me a long time ago. I am on my knees asking for more, my masters of the book pimpage.

  • Emily Bryan
    September 18, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Ok, this was terminally clever! Thanks for the giggles.


  • Memory
    September 18, 2009 at 9:09 am

    You MUST manage this! A world of readers!

  • AnimeJune
    September 18, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Curse your brain rays, depleting my bank account and expanding my TBR pile!

  • Janelle
    September 18, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Wouldn’t expect less from the Book Smugglers.

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  • Karen Mahoney
    September 18, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    This? Made of WIN!! πŸ™‚

    I have no doubt that you will take over the world, one review at a time. And thank god for that. *g*


  • Veronica F
    September 19, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    my brain is already a book hostage!

  • Debbie
    September 19, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    LOL. Great set of goals πŸ™‚

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