Happy 19th Anniversary, Smart Bitches!


Nineteen years ago, on 31 January 2005, Smart Bitches began. The site launched with a review for Angel-Seeker by Sharon Shinn and for The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann. We’ve had cover snark and cover awe, helping of bitches out, and, as a neat coincidence, Smart Podcast Trashy Books will publish its 600th episode on Friday 2 February 2024.

Celebrations everywhere!!

Thank you. The site wouldn’t still be here without you. Our community is welcoming new readers, helping people find the books they want to read, and thriving as a warm and wonderful collection of humans from all over the globe.

It’s a very hard time in the online media world, especially in the independent media world like we are, and the offline media world, for so many people. And because we are still talking to one another is an accomplishment and one that I don’t take for granted.

Thank you for hanging out with us, for telling us about all the books you’ve read and liked, and about the books you’ve read and didn’t like. Thank you for supporting our work and telling us jokes, for emailing us exquisite cover art, and for being part of our community.

As I always do, I took a look at the traditional and modern anniversary gifts for the 19th year, and this year, both modern and traditional gifts are bronze

Well, that’s a challenge. But I am ready for it!

We’re giving away bronze bookmarks to celebrate our anniversary!

I have two of this one:

Two bars of bronze with hammered edges against a wood background. The bronze has been stamped to read May we all live happily ever after with a heart, then SBTB

Each one reads “May we all live happily ever after – SBTB.”

That’s my wish for everyone, that we all live happily ever after, inside and outside of our books. (Inside of a book, it’s too dark to read, lolol.)

And, while we’re at it, let’s raise a toast!

A stemless glass wineglass with the lower half dipped in bronze leaving a metal coating with a wavy effect

I’m also giving away a Reading Glass, aka a stemless wine glass dipped in bronze (isn’t that pretty?) to accompany your next reading session.

So, want to win a prize?

Just comment below and share one of your favorite Smart Bitches memories.

A book or author you discovered here that you adore?
A cover snark that you re-read and then snort-laugh?
A conversation or review you still think about?
A HaBO you solved or a HaBO you sought?

What post or moment do you think of when you think of Smart Bitches? Tell us one of your favorite Smart Bitches memories and you’re entered to win. 

Standard disclaimers apply: We are not being compensated for this giveaway. Void where prohibited. Open to international residents where permitted by applicable law. Must be over 18 and ready to read, and possibly sip fine beverages, with panache and style and some bronze accents. Comments will close at noon ET on Sunday 4 February 2024 and winners will be announced shortly afterward.

Thank you for being part of Smart Bitches, and thank you for celebrating with us. Happy Anniversary!! 

 

 



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