Archive for May, 2014

 

May 31, 2014 • Cee • Monthly Recap

WHY MAY WAS AWESOME!
  • MY BIRTHDAYYYYYYYYYY.
  • MY BEAUTIFUL BLOG DESIGN WAS FINALLY REVEALED! (Isn’t it beautiful!)
  • I finally have internetttttt. Sweet, beautiful internet!
  • My book cover feature was revamped, and is now called “Holy, Mother Cover!” (Thank you, Georgie! <3)
  • I have really awesome friends. You know who you are (and what you did). ;D <3<3<3

Some other things happened, but I can’t remember. :P

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May 30, 2014 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

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Inspired by What She ReadsPure Imagination Blog, and Stacked.

I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?

Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe) and discuss cover changes.

(A big special thanks to Georgie at What She Reads for bestowing me this fabulous name and to Charlotte at Gypsy Reviews for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)

Welcome, people of Armchair BEA! This is my beloved book cover feature! Just because we aren’t at BEA doesn’t mean we can’t look at gorgeous book covers!

For this theme post, I bring you covers of books about witches! I’m pretty excited because witches are cool. ;)

When I was looking for gorgeous covers of books about witches, I couldn’t find a lot that I liked. Most contain a girl, and I’m generally not a fan of those. Awfully disappointing. Though, I did manage to find these lovely ones!

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May 29, 2014 • Cee • Events

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A love letter to the craft and romance of film and fate in front of—and behind—the camera from the award-winning author of Hold Still.
 
A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.
 
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

I just had to see Nina LaCour, and saw her I did!

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May 28, 2014 • Cee • Events

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BookExpo America (BEA) is the big book convention held in New York where authors, bloggers, and publishers get together and makes every book lover cry – either in joy (because they were able to attend and get to meet authors and get ARCs) or in sadness (because those who are unable to attend have prior engagements).

Since I get go to BEA, I’ve decided to take part in Armchair BEA, which is basically a virtual conference for people who cannot attend the actual convention. Let’s get this started, shall we? 

TOPIC: Expanding Blogging Horizons

What do you think about when you think about going beyond blogging or expanding your horizons?

I honestly haven’t thought too much about what I want to do beyond blogging or when I want to expand my horizons. I’m pretty happy with the blog. It’s slowly growing, and it’s amazing to see the progress I’ve made. I don’t feel like I need to change anything to expand my horizons. I like it the way it is. However, in the back of my mind, I do want to gain contacts in the publishing industry. That would be really good, especially since I want to get into that industry some day.

Have you branched out into freelance writing or even published a novel of your very own?

Does getting my short stories publish at my college’s literary journal count? (I say yes.) I want to make my career out of writing (any type really), so let’s hope I find a job in the editorial department. I do want to publish my own novel one day, but at this point in time, I’m not in a rush. I admit that I actually have never finished any books I started writing. I lack the stamina and the attention span. (Killers to my creative juices.) I certainly would love to get my work traditionally published. One day.

Have you thought about moving into a different venue like podcasts or vlogging?

I’ve entertained the thought of vlogging for just a second or two, but that thought quickly disappeared because speaking is hard. I’m not the most articulate person when it comes to free-styling, and I don’t want to sound robotic when I read off a script. Writing is my one true love. I don’t think I could part ways to go to a different platform like vlogging. It wouldn’t give me the same joy that writing does. Besides, I express myself better through written words. I like it that way.

What do you see in your blogging future?





May 27, 2014 • Cee • Events

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BookExpo America (BEA) is the big book convention held in New York where authors, bloggers, and publishers get together and makes every book lover cry – either in joy (because they were able to attend and get to meet authors and get ARCs) or in sadness (because those who are unable to attend have prior engagements).

Since I get go to BEA, I’ve decided to take part in Armchair BEA, which is basically a virtual conference for people who cannot attend the actual convention. Let’s get this started, shall we?

TOPIC: Author Interaction

I’m not sure if this is most people, but I consider authors to be celebrities, of sorts (since they are the closest I’ll ever meet). When I meet them, I get totally tongue-tied. I feel most awkward when I can’t find the words to express how much I adore them and their writing. I want to say something witty and amazing for them to remember me, but words are hard sometimes!

Any time an author retweets or tweets at me, I jump for joy. It’s just a little thing, but I get excited because the authors are really reading my tweet! That means a lot to me.

I haven’t been to a lot of book events, but mannn, the ones I did go to were sooo much fun. I have so many favorite moments with each author I’ve seen, but I’ll share the memorable ones.

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May 26, 2014 • Cee • Events

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BookExpo America (BEA) is the big book convention held in New York where authors, bloggers, and publishers get together and makes every book lover cry – either in joy (because they were able to attend and get to meet authors and get ARCs) or in sadness (because those who are unable to attend have prior engagements).

Since I get go to BEA, I’ve decided to take part in Armchair BEA, which is basically a virtual conference for people who cannot attend the actual convention. Let’s get this started, shall we?

Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the world are you blogging from?

I am the fabulous Cee! From the beautiful state of California! I am lover of books, fonts, design, and puns. (Well known for the latter three if you ask my friends.) I’ve been book blogging for a year and a half, but I’ve been blogging longer than that. I started blogging because I wanted to find people who share the same interests as me. My friends IRL don’t really follow the same stuff as I do (like TV shows, movies, actors/actresses, or books), so I felt pretty lonely. I needed people to fangirl with, and I found them through blogging.

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