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Hello everybody and happy Sunday to all!

Let’s get down to business quickly so that I can go back to reading Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (my incoherent thoughts on this book so far: OMG SQUEE <3 GIVE ME NOOOOOOOOOOO YEEEEEEEEEEEEEES PLEASE DON’T END BOOK).

Giveaway winner

The winner of Greenglass House is

Greeglass Cover


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

And don’t forget: we are still running the giveaway for Vicious by V E Schwab which Thea thought was fabulous. Go here to read the review and enter the giveaway.

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Ancillary Justice‘s Ann Leckie stops by to talk about Science Fiction and female writers and inspiration.

Ann Leckie

On Tuesday, we have a guest post from Meagan Spooner over for a guest post about her Inspirations & Influences for her new book, Shadowlark (plus a giveaway). Later in the day, Thea reviews The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar.

Shadowlark The Art of Wishing

On Wednesday, we post the results of the OSW Readalong Poll for October…

Old School Wednesdays Final

Then on Thursday, we are hosting Kami Garcia with a guest post about her new book Unbreakable, followed by Ana’s review of The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson.

Kami-Garcia-Bio-HiRes The Summer Prince

Finally on Friday we post our joint review of Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. Over at Kirkus, Ana reviews Shadows by Robin McKinley.

Shadows Ancillary Justice

Another busy week at Casa de Smugglers! See around?

Amazing Art Mulan

AMAZING art by Alice X Zhang

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • Eliza
    September 29, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Congratulations, Claudia K on winning Greenglass House. If you haven’t read any of Kate Milford’s books, I’m sure you’re in for a treat. I adore the two books of hers that I’ve read. She’s elevated American folklore to a whole new level.

    I’ve been in a reading slump this past month, which is one of the reasons I’ve been so quiet here lately. I was excited about Vicious when I first read about it in one of your On the Smugglers’ Radar columns. Now, after reading Thea’s review of it and Ana’s pre-review squeeing about Ancillary Justice, I can’t wait to read them. Looks like the anticipation has cured my reading slump. I can’t wait for the library to get its copies in. Luck for me, I’m first on the hold list for each of them.

    I start a new job on Monday that entails a long bus and train commute. I picked up some great books from the library to read on the train to while away those commute hours. They include:
    Rose Under Fire – For once I’ve avoided reading any reviews until I’ve read it myself. I want to go into it fresh (other than the trepidation I feel about my still barely patched together heart after Code Name Verity ripped it still beating from my chest and then proceeded to cut it into ribbons – but in a good way. So I have to ask: Really, should I be reading this in public much less while wearing mascara? I fear I’ll be a smeary mess by the time I get off the train.
    Conjured – see above question
    The 5th Wave – same?
    Plus I’m re-listening to the His Dark Materials trilogy and am on The Amber Spyglass right now. I think it’ll be time for some Hilary McKay or the Mac Nac Feegle to pull me from the brink.

    As always, looking forward to this week’s reviews, guest posts, and finding out our October OSW Readalong selection.

  • Eliza
    September 29, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I forgot to ask re Ancillary Justice: From reading the description, I’m kind of getting a Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell vibe from it. Is that true or should I wait until Friday to find out?

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