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:
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)!!
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:
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.
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