Smugglers Stash

Smugglers’ Stash and News

Happy Sunday y’all! Ana here, making the most out of a cloudy Sunday and preparing myself for Halloween Week and watching episodes of The Twilight Zone. Speaking of Halloween Week – what do you think of our banner made by our buddy Kmont, our Special Official Made of Awesome Designer? It rocks, right?

Halloween Week: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid!

Around the Internets:

Meljean Brook, one of my favourite writers has now a Fan Page on Facebook where she will be posting official news.

The FTC Guidelines. If you have been around the internets this week, chances are you came across several posts about the new FTC Guidelines for blogs. You can read our official reply here but basically yes, we are complying but we are not happy about it. And we are not the only ones. Jane from Dear Author wrote two pieces about it and so did Ron Hogan one of the editors of GalleyCat. The Boston Bibliophile has an interesting FAQ for book bloggers.

Current Giveaways:

We currently have two giveaways, open till the end of October:

The Vampire’s Assistant:

The Fantasy Firsts Giveaway (Mistborn & The Eye of the World)

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Ana reviews the eagerly anticipated YA novel, Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (a hint, in one word: disappointing).

On Tuesday, Thea reviews the Fantasy novel, The Bell at Sealey Head by Patricia A. McKillip. We’ll also have a giveaway, so stick around.

On Wednesday, a joint review of Prospero Lost by L Jagi Lamplighter, the first book in the Prospero’s Daughter series.

On Thursday, it is a special Jane Austen-Inspired day. Thea reviews According to Jane by Marilyn Brant and Ana reviews Austenland by Shannon Hale.

On Friday, another joint: Worldweavers, Gift of the Unmage by Alma Alexander.

And finally, I leave you with this awesome video of the Black Eyed Peas in Chicago. Makes me want to get up and dance:

And that’s it from us today!

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • katiebabs
    October 11, 2009 at 11:20 am

    What a fun video!
    This song and Just Dance have to be the number one earworm songs of 2009.

  • Tiah
    October 11, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    That video was awesome. At first I was like wow that chick is a big fan, she is going to drive everyone nuts. LOL

  • Peta
    October 11, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Ana – that video has made my morning and what a great start to the week! I will be walking to work with a huge grin on my face. Thanks!

  • KMont
    October 12, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Ahhh!! That was the best video! What a great thing to watch on a Monday morning!

    I love that song. Always makes me happy. πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to this week’s stash of Smuggler posts. πŸ˜‰

  • Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)
    October 12, 2009 at 7:51 am

    I can’t wait to see the next Sunday Stash post!

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