Web Crush of the Week: Book Smugglers





Thea and Ana are the Book Smugglers–self-described, completely obsessed, sad, sick addicts when it comes to books. “Faced with threats and cynicisms from our significant others and because of the massive amounts of time and money we spend at Amazon.com, we resorted to getting books delivered to our offices and then smuggling them into our homes (in huge handbags) to avoid detection. Here we found a perfect outlet for our obsession! Reviews, recommendations, and other ponderings are our specialty.”

Book Smuggler Specialties

  • Joint Reviews— conversational-style joint reviews a month
  • Chat With an Author— interviews with authors whose books they have reviewed 
  • Inspirations & Influences— authors whose books they have reviewed talk about their writing inspirations and influences
  • From the Page to the Screen— reviews of books that have made it to the big screen 
  • Guest Dares— guest reviewers are dared to read & review books outside of their comfort zone
  • What She Said— feature in which each Smuggler reads and reviews a book that the other has already reviewed (LOVE IT)
  • On the Smugglers’ Radar— weekly feature in which each Smuggler discloses upcoming titles she cannot wait to read 
  • Cover Matters— attempts to answer the often controversial question: Do Covers Matter?



About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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