Hello everybody!!! Can you believe the holidays have come and gone? I had to go back to work after almost 20 days off and let me tell you, Monday was HARD (come to think of it, Tuesday was also hard. And Wednesday. And..you get the idea).
Other than that, we are both really hard at work on reading the submissions for Spec Fic 13 and this is why things have been a bit quieter here and on Twitter.
Anyways, back to the stash proper.
The winner of the Phoebe North giveaway is:
And finally…sorry about the delay, here is the winner of the Christmas Giveaway:
Congratulations to the winners! 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.
This Week on The Book Smugglers:
On Monday, we post the first SFF in Conversation of the year with an AWESOME post from Andrea K Höst with a HUGE (and I mean it) list of women writers in genre – all of them from her own bookshelves (her Norton collection just as a starter):
On Tuesday, Thea reviews Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau, the sequel to the excellent The Testing
On Wednesday, for Old School Wednesdays, Ana finally gets around to reading her first Sarah Waters novel, Fingersmith. Spoiler: OMG. SQUEE
Then on Thursday, Ana returns with a review of The Deep by Zetta Elliott, a companion novel to Ship of Souls
And finally on Friday, we post our joint review of Lab Rat One, the second book in the Touchstone Trilogy by Andrea K Höst. Over at Kirkus, that reflects on the best NEW SFF dystopias to read this year
And that’s all for today. It’s bye for now and as usual we remain…
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers