Category : Books

by Joane - 5 months ago

On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because w...

by Joane - 5 months ago

Tell-All Book Describes Clandestine 1967 Moon Mission

In 1969, with the rapt attention of a mystified global audience, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon—in fact, he became the first human being to set foot on any terrestrial object other than the earth. After years of training and...

by Joane - 5 months ago

A Brief History of The Pickwick Papers

English novelist Charles Dickens is indisputably one of the most important figures in English literature and perhaps the most financially successful of his Victorian contemporaries. Dickens published most all of his novels serially with installments...

by Joane - 5 months ago

Over at Kirkus: A List of Spring Reads

It’s Friday and we are over at Kirkus! Today, Ana takes a look at what she is looking forward to reading in the next couple of months. She also talks about the new Squirrel Girl novel which is SUPER FUN. Go over there to check it out. Related...

by Joane - 5 months ago

Charles Darwin's Literary Inspirations

Charles Darwin's theory of evolution revolutionized the scientific world. An avid reader, Darwin built a personal library that included over 1,500 volumes of science, philosophy, and literature. Just as Darwin was influenced by what he read, he has...

by Joane - 5 months ago

Trash & Treasure: Old Made New (March 2018)

Trash & Treasure is a miscellany of monthly opinions on SFF, fandom and general geekness from Foz Meadows. This March, my media consumption has been full of the old made new, or revisited, or otherwise reimagined. At the forefront of my reading...

by Joane - 6 months ago

Book Review: THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black

Title:The Cruel Prince Author: Holly Black Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication date: January 2018Paperback: 384 Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine...

by Joane - 6 months ago

X Marks the Story: March 2018

Finding excellent short SFF can often feel like hunting for buried treasure. Sometimes it takes a guide to help fill in the map, connecting readers with fantastic fiction and showing where X Marks The Story–a new monthly column from Charles Payseur....

by Joane - 6 months ago

Roshani Chokshi: on Writing Aru Shah and the End of Time

Welcome all! Today we are delighted to welcome Roshani Chokshi back to The Book Smugglers to talk about her experience writing her new Middle Grade novel Aru Shah and the End of Time . Aru Shah and the End of Time is the first book in the hilarious,...

by Joane - 6 months ago

Thrift Store Finds: ‘The Cellar’ or What Did I Just Read?

You’ll find a bit more than the regular basement fare down here. Written by Adrienne Clark This review contains spoilers because omg. I’m serious, I’m gonna tell you the whole thing so you can check this book off your list and thank me later. No...

by Joane - 6 months ago

Over at Kirkus: Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach

It’s Friday and we are over at Kirkus! Today, it’s Ana’s turn with a review of a new Tor.com novella, Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson Go over to Kirkus to check it out. Related Ana Ana Grilo is a Brazilian who moved to...

by Joane - 6 months ago

Cover Reveal: Born to the Blade – A new Serial Box series

In which we showcase the cover of Born to the Blade, a new series created by Michael R. Underwood and coming from Serial Box in April. This has been described as Avatar: The Last Airbender meets The West Wing and I am in tenterhooks for it. Without...