Smugglers Stash

Smugglers’ Stash and News

Hello everyone and a Happy Sunday to all!

Let’s get down to business.

Giveaway winners:

The winner of the Bibliophile collection print is:

Bibliophile Book Smugglers Print


The winner of a copy of The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence, plus an original character sketch by Andie Tong is

The Zodiac Legacy


Around the Interwebs:

The dress thing – The Internets exploded on Thursday after a Tumblr user uploaded a picture of a dress and no one could agree on what colour said dress was. Half the world seems to see it as Gold and White, the other half Black and Blue. Wired had a pretty cool essay about the science behind why that is. For the record: both of us sees it as black and blue. How about you?

Goodbye Parks and Recreation – Not really a link to something online but we couldn’t let this pass without commenting. One of our favorite TV shows of all time came to a close this week after seven seasons of awesome. It’s hard to say goodbye to this cast of amazing characters and specially to leading lady Leslie Knope, played perfectly by Amy Poehler. Goodbye Parks and Rec, you will be missed. We have no idea how to fill this Pawnee-shaped hole in our hearts.


Thorns in My Throat: Writing Through the Scars – Shveta Thakrar’s wonderful essay over at The Toast is about being desi, about finding one’s voice, about fighting for diversity and why #weneeddiversebooks in all different ways.

Fangirl Happy Hour – Episode 4 is up!


The fourth episode was released last Tuesday 24: Ana and Renay talk about how cool by Elizabeth Bear is; how awesome Jupiter Ascending turned out to be (we love dogs, do you love dogs?) and how frustrating we find Agents of Shield to be.

Go to the link to download the episode “Bees Don’t Lie.” You can also follow them on itunes or add their feed to your preferred podcatcher.

In the meantime, you can find Fangirl Happy Hour on the interwebs at their website or:

Email –
Twitter β€” @fangirlpodcast
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Facebook β€” Fangirl Happy Hour

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Thea reviews The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien

Vault of Dreamers

On Tuesday, we are happy to host James Dawson – Queen of UKYA – for our SFF in Conversation series.

James Dawson

On Wednesday, Ana is back to continue her Dark is Rising Sequence reading! This time, she takes a look at book 3, Greenwitch.


On Thursday, we host a cover reveal for Elizabeth Hand’s Wylding Hall.

On Friday, it’s time for Thea’s Sweet Tooth Friday, volume 3. Then, we close out the week with Thea over at Kirkus with a review of City of Savages by Lee Kelly

Sweet Tooth Animal Armies-1 City of Savages

And that’s it for today! LIVE LONG AND PROSPER.


The Llama’s Adventure via Twitter

~Your friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • Gerd D.
    March 1, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Is there a blue & bronze camp I can enter into for the dress?

  • CJ Listro
    March 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I’ve been behind in my emails; just discovered that you’re reading The Dark is Rising. I love those books! I’ve read them all multiple times, and I’m always shocked that they aren’t more popular. They give me warm fuzzy feelings. Can’t wait to read all your reviews.

    Sarcasm & Lemons

  • PDFLove
    March 6, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Really sad to see Parks & Rec finish. It was one of my favorite shows. I am glad that they ended it on a delightful note, rather than having those weird cliffhanger endings some shows have.

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