Smugglers Stash

Smugglers’ Stash and News

Hello and a good Sunday to all. We have loads to talk about today!

Giveaway Winners:

We have a couple of contests to close and winners to announce!

The winner of our When We Wake giveaway is…

When We Wake

kirsten wood

The winner of our Orleans giveaway is…


erin f

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

Coverage of Women on SF/F Blogs (2012)

Lady Business posted this year’s result on their onngoing observations about Gender in Genre. The project is about the visibility of women in science fiction and fantasy reviews and whether the gender of the reviewer impacts that visibility.

Make sure to check their post HERE as well as their Observations on Claims of Progressive Reading Choices.

Old School Wednesdays Readalong

After the awesome feedback we received on our Old School Wednesdays Open Thread, we thought it would be a good idea to have a monthly Old School Wednesdays Readalong where our readers pick the book we will all be reading. The voting for our first readalong – to take place on April 24 – is still open for voting HERE or on the sidebar.

Speaking of Old School Wednesdays, here is our new banner! Also designed by the wonderful Kmont.

Old School Wednesdays Final

The Veronica Mars Movie Project

Are you a Veronica Mars fan? Did you think Veronica was one of the bestest female characters on TV ever? Were you, like me, on the LoVe boat? DID YOU KNOW THERE IS GOING TO BE A MOVIE?

If you were anywhere near the Internet this week, chances are, you’ve heard all about the awesome Kickstarter campaign for the Veronica Mars movie that broke ALL THE RECORDS.

I could not be happier.

And speaking of Kickstarters, I am also looking forward to this short story anthology FIGHT LIKE A GIRL. It sounds awesome.

This Week on The Book Smugglers

On Monday Ana reviews The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds, a lovely fable that features a talking cabbage. FOR REALS.

The Three Loves of Persimmon

On Tuesday, Thea reviews post-apocalyptic novel Earth Girl by Janet Edwards…

Earth Girl

On Wednesday, we post the voting results for our first Old School Wednesdays readalong and a joint review of Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton, a Jane Austenesque novel with dragons!

Tooth and Claw

On Thursday, Thea is back with a review of Fantasy novel Revel by Maurissa Guibord…


Then finally, on Friday, we are delighted to be a host on Jo Walton’s Among Others Blog Tour with a guest post from the author on Inspirations & Influences. Then, over at Kirkus, Ana reviews one of this year’s Nebula Award Nominee for best novella On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard.

On a Red Station, Drifting Among Others

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

Veronica Mars

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • Iris
    March 17, 2013 at 7:34 am

    I think this “a Jane Austenesque novel with dragons!” might be the line that will finally convince me to pick up a Jo Walton novel!

  • Jared
    March 17, 2013 at 7:35 am

    It *has* to be Logan. Who else was there? Duncan had all the charisma of a damp paper towel and, whathisname, Pip. Flip. Dork (“PIZ” – Anne shouts from the other room) is totally forgettable (case in point).

    (My secret favourite? Leo, who really did get screwed over by VM repeatedly. Shame he was, you know, uncomfortably older than she was. Eee.)

  • Jared
    March 17, 2013 at 7:53 am

    AMENDED. Weevil, please. All the chutzpah of Logan, but hasn’t shagged Cordelia Chase.

  • Estara Swanberg
    March 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    That is a beautiful banner, especially at original size. What great art work and the font design and layout complements it perfectly.

  • Estara Swanberg
    March 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Did KMont do the art, too? That’s lovely enough to be a wallpaper at the least – or a postcard or print on the wall.

  • erinf1
    March 17, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    thank you!

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