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Smugglers’ Stash and News

Hello everybody and a good Sunday to all.

We’ve got a few bits and bobs to announce and one awesome link to share…

Giveaway winners:

The winner of our Envy giveaway is…

Rachael L

The winner of Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas is…

Reham Mohamed

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

Holy Crappy Movie, Batman!

So, I’ve finally watched The Dark Knight Rises…and weren’t terribly impressed (SO MANY PLOT HOLES). I am a HUGE Batman fan and up until this point had LOVED all of Nolan’s Batman movies (with a few reservations). But this latest one? AY AY AY. I don’t even know where to start. So instead of going through all the things that did my head in, I will just link to this AWESOME parody over at Cracked which basically lists every single point I questioned and wondered about the movie.

My favourite part:


Look, I know it’s been eight years, but Batman needs to return.


Wait, what? How do you know I’m Batman?


I met you a long time ago, and I could tell by the look in your eyes that you missed your dead parents. So I deduced that you dress like a bat and beat up criminals.

I rolled my eyes SO HARD at that part!

Read all of it HERE. It is super long but way worth it.

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, we take part on the blog tour for Origin by Jessica Khoury with a guest post on Inspirations & Influences from the author and Thea’s review later in the day.

On Tuesday, Thea reviews Renegade Magic by Stephanie Burgis – this time for REALS. And Ana reviews the lovely MG novel Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech.

On Wednesday, Ana is back with a review of The Spark, the third book of one of her favourite SciFi series. We will also have a guest post by its author, Susan Jane Bigelow and a chance to win copies of the book.

Then, on Thursday, Thea reviews Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough.

And finally, we end the week with a joint review of the highly anticipated title Blackwood by Gwenda Bond – the first novel we will be reading read from the brand new imprint Strange Chemistry.

And that’s it from us today! As usual, we remain…

Kerrith Johnson’s Superhero Series (via The Mary Sue)

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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1 Comment

  • Katie
    August 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I have to agree with you about Dark Knight Rises. I loved the other two movies, and was a fan of the Animated 90’s show as a kid. But I wasn’t all that happy with Dark Knight Rises, even though I liked the acting. The plot… not so much.

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