Smugglers Stash

Smugglers’ Stash & News

Hello everyone and HAPPY SUNDAY! For the American readers, are you as excited for Thanksgivukkah as I am? I’m eating plenty to get my stomach ready for the mass amounts of turkey, starches, and pie I will be consuming this week.

Happy Thanksgivukkah

Ahem. Down to business!

BEA Bloggers: A Call for Ideas

BEA Bloggers Call For Ideas

Believe it or not, we’re already thinking about 2014 BEA. Ana and I are on the BEA Bloggers advisory committee this year, and we hope to incite some positive change to help make the conference a success in the coming year. With that in mind, we need your help! Been to the Con but hated it? Loved it, but wished that panel had more blogger representation? Let us know! You can leave a comment here, drop us an email, or enter your suggestions directly over at the official BEA Bloggers Conference site.

Giveaway Winners

The winner of a copy of The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett is…

The Nightmare Affair

Nara Lee

Congratulations! Send us an email (contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com) with your mailing address, and we’ll get your prize out to you as soon as possible.

The Big December Newsletter

If you subscribe to our monthly newsletter, you may have noticed that November’s newsletter is missing. That’s because we’re sending out one big ol’ November-December SMUGGLIVUS issue, including favorite books from some of our favorite bloggers, and a big holiday giveaway.

Do yourselves a favor and sign up for the newsletter now, if you haven’t already!

If you have trouble using the signup form above, you can visit the form directly online HERE.

This Week on The Book Smugglers

On Monday, Ana kicks off the week with a review of recently minted National Book Award winner The Thing About Luck by by Cynthia Kadohata and illustrated by Julia Kuo.

The Thing About Luck

Tuesday, Thea (finally) reads and reviews a book she’s been eyeing for years: Beggars in Spain (the original Hugo and Nebula-winning story) by Nancy Kress.

Beggars in Spain Beggars in Spain (new)

On Wednesday, it is time for our Old School Wednesday November Readalong! We will discuss our feels for The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

Westing Game

Thursday, Thea reviews the powerful novel The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal – a book set in the Scandinavian Renaissance about three young women who fight the patriarchal institutionalization of abuse. (Spoiler alert: this is an amazing book, folks.)

Kingdom of Little Wounds

On Friday, we close out the week with Ana’s review of Twinmaker by Sean Williams over at Kirkus.


Until tomorrow, we remain…

50 years of Time and Space

Doctor Who through Time (check out the interactive map on

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • Eliza
    November 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    On Wednesday – remember to wear your shin guards 🙂

  • Bookgazing
    November 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    *wipes drool from Cokal book* WANT.

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