January 21, 2019 • Cee • Discussion

Music in 2018 was filled with Arctic Monkeys, KPOP, and superhero movie soundtracks. Nothing else really.

With every passing year, I seem to be listening less and less albums, and more KPOP singles. To be fair though, a lot of my favorite artists didn’t release new albums this year, so I replayed a bunch of things I’ve listened to in the past—the xx, KPOP, and son so on.

Here are the albums I listened to. (It is in order of when I listened to them, and the links go to Spotify.)

ARCTIC MONKEYS | Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley, and Matt Helders.1 Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is their sixth studio album. 

I’ve waited five long years for a new Arctic Monkeys album. I’ve spent these past years playing AM because that album is fucking iconic. There isn’t a time I’m not replaying it because y’know it’s my favorite album of all time.

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is so far from what you think is Arctic Monkey’s sound. It’s experimental, and takes on this loungey pop sound that works so beautifully. It’s odd—lyrics are very rambly—but it works well with this atmosphere Arctic Monkeys have conjured up with this album. The music sounds very futuristically-70s. I love it.

My Fave Songs: Four out of Five, Star Treatment, One Point Perspective, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino,

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January 10, 2019 • Cee • Comics

Comic Firsts

Comic Firsts, a feature where I talk about the first issues of comics that I’ve bought, received, or borrowed. It’s all about first impressions, what I like or didn’t like about the issue, and whether I would keep reading it beyond the first issue.

It has been a while since I’ve done a Comic Firsts post. I haven’t actually picked up a new comic. I’ve been distracted by my beloved The Wicked + The Divine to focus on anything, but the time is now to branch out into new titles!

I’ve had a dry spell with reading comics, but I’m back—at least, I’m hoping this is the beginning of my comeback! Gonna be talking about two deadly comics—Gunning for Hits and James Bond 007. ;)

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January 9, 2019 • Cee • Discussion

You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one!

During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of!

And that’s what this post is—seeing the top ten selling books of December (tis the season!).

FICTION

Fire & Blood by George R.R. MartinThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | There There by Tommy OrangeThe Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris | Elevation by Stephen King

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December 26, 2018 • Cee • Discussion

You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one, and I wanted to write about what books customers have been asking for during the holiday season. All bookstores are different, so the customers coming in ask for different things. These are just the books the customers in my area asked for during the past week leading up to Christmas 2018. This list isn’t a conclusive list; the books here are the ones that I’ve remembered because I’ve been asked about it a bazillion times or I’ve seen customers holding it.

The Overstory by Richard Powers* | Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat* |
Becoming by Michelle Obama* | Circe by Madeline Miller*

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December 19, 2018 • Cee • Discussion

Sometimes I wonder what the hell I’m doing with this blog.

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December 7, 2018 • Cee • Discussion

You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one!

During the last week of February, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of!

And that’s what this post is—seeing the top ten selling books of November. Let’s take a look. (Hint: it’s a very Michelle Obama month!!)

FICTION

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | Fire & Blood by George R.R. MartinCrazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan | Past Tense (Jack Reacher #23) by Lee ChildThe Reckoning by John Grisham

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