Archive for March, 2014

 

March 20, 2014 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

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Inspired by Pure Imagination Blog and Stacked.

Let’s be honest, nobody follows the age-old cliché that tells us not to judge a book by its covers. If you say you do, I am side-eying you. Book covers are the first thing that attracts any of us readers to a book. Before you pick up a book, the cover can essentially make or break a book. If I don’t like a cover design, I won’t pick it up. Lucky for us, publishing companies publish different cover designs, especially when a paperback book comes out. Sometimes we like it, sometimes we don’t. Let’s discuss these cover changes, shall we?

Today, we look at the cover Legend by Marie Lu!

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March 19, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

wendy wunder - museum of intangible thingsThe Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
April 1o, 2014
Razorbill
Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Pre-order: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository

Loyalty. Envy. Obligation. Dreams. Disappointment. Fear. Negligence. Coping. Elation. Lust. Nature. Freedom. Heartbreak. Insouciance. Audacity. Gluttony. Belief. God. Karma. Knowing what you want (there is probably a French word for it). Saying Yes. Destiny. Truth. Devotion. Forgiveness. Life. Happiness (ever after).

Hannah and Zoe haven’t had much in their lives, but they’ve always had each other. So when Zoe tells Hannah she needs to get out of their down-and-out New Jersey town, they pile into Hannah’s beat-up old Le Mans and head west, putting everything—their deadbeat parents, their disappointing love lives, their inevitable enrollment at community college—behind them.

As they chase storms and make new friends, Zoe tells Hannah she wants more for her. She wants her to live bigger, dream grander, aim higher. And so Zoe begins teaching Hannah all about life’s intangible things, concepts sadly missing from her existence—things like audacity, insouciance, karma, and even happiness.

An unforgettable read from the acclaimed author of The Probability of Miracles, The Museum of Intangible Things sparkles with the humor and heartbreak of true friendship and first love.

Why I’m waiting?

THIS COVER SPEAKS TO ME. The colors, the ribbon, the FONT! GAAHHHH. GIVE ME THIS BOOK NOW! It has everything design thing I love! So pretty!

Besides the cover, I absolutely adore that friendships is the focus. Yeah, there are plenty of books about female friendships, but for some reason, this book, again, speaks to me. I think it’s because they’re all they have in the world, especially considering their crappy home life, and they will learn and teach other about what it means to live as they embark on this road trip.

What books are you waiting on?





March 18, 2014 • Cee • Typography

I love fonts. You can say I’m obsessed with collecting them all. It’s no secret to those who know me. You’re Just My Type is a new feature where I showcase the fonts I absolutely adore and use. And hopefully, you will love the fonts I pick. Add all of them to your font collection! Let it grow!

Can you guess the reason why this cover is here?

Hilary T Smith - Wild Awake

You: Is this—
Me: Yup.
You: Are you really—
Me: Yes. IT’S HAPPENING. Similar and free alternatives to the Wild Awake title font! ALKSJFASJIUWDJSADS. Are you excited as I am?

Over the weekend, I decided that I really needed to do a font post where I search for similar looking fonts of book titles. Rachelia @ Bookish Comforts (and a few others) gave me some books and I picked Wild Awake because the title font is something that would be fairly easy for me to search for. Wild Awake utilizes a brush-esque font, so I hunkered down and scoured through font sites for similar looking brush script ones. And success, people!

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March 17, 2014 • Cee • Recommendations

Do Me A Favor! is a new and sporadic feature where I ask, you, my dear friends and followers for recommendations of books, TV shows, Tumblrs, places, and just about anything I should check out.

Can anybody out there think of books with awesome title fonts? (It can be a Young Adult novel or general fiction or anything. As long as the book has a good title font, I will accept them.)

I am planning to do something for my font feature. (For those who do not know what I’m talking about, I have a feature called You’re Just My Type where I showcase fonts that you should add to your font collection.) What exactly is this plan though? I’m playing the font sleuth! Basically, say that you absolutely adore the To All The Boys I Loved Before title font, I will attempt to search for similar-looking fonts so you can add it to your growing font collection. If you’re going AKJLSJDWOUEQPW0802I;KWKDLASDJSA, that is my exact reaction too! I’m really excited about it. I had initially planned to do this, but I wasn’t sure when. Now the day has come and I need your help in searching for awesome book title fonts!

Here are some books I already have:

(Thanks to Rachelia @ Bookish Comforts, Stormy @ Book.Blog.Bake, and Kelly @ Effortlessly Reading. If you guys have anymore, tell me here!)

So, I ask again: can you recommend me books with awesome title fonts that you’d want in your font collection? Not books you think I should own.

(btw, don’t worry about the banner for this feature. I know it’s bland and plain. I will change it as soon as I design something awesome OR if you can help me design one, I will be forever grateful to you. Also, I’m still looking for recommendations for my book cover feature over here.)





March 13, 2014 • Cee • Discussion

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Very important question that must be answered: What kind of book picker are you? Are you a free-spirited picker or are you a planned picker?

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March 12, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

lindsay smith - sekretSekret by Lindsay Smith
April 1, 2014
Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children’s
Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Pre-order: Amazon | Barnes & Noble |  The Book Depository

An empty mind is a safe mind.

Yulia’s father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet Russia. But when she’s captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she’s thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power. Yulia quickly realizes she can trust no one–not her KGB superiors or the other operatives vying for her attention–and must rely on her own wits and skills to survive in this world where no SEKRET can stay hidden for long.

Why I’m waiting?

SPIES, YA’LL. You should all know that I have a STRONG affection for books that have spies in it. Would I be able to live that spy-esque lifestyle? Certainly not! I’ll find it all too stressful! No thank you! But nonetheless, I find it so intriguing because KGB! What YA books are about KGB? Not any I know of. I’m so curious to see her relationships with other KGB member and how she fares in the organization. I just want more awesome spy stuff in my life!

What books are you waiting on?