Archive for May, 2014

 

May 13, 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!

I’m back with more fonts after a month long break! Did you miss this?

Today, I have the lovely Charlotte at Gypsy Reviews picking the fonts and talking about why she loves these particular ones! I trust Charlotte to pick incredibly gorgeous ones. She has not failed me yet. (Out of the ones below, Lullaby is my absolute favorite one! I am in lust with it. )

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May 7, 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.

Jandy Nelson -I'll Give You the SunI’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
September 16, 2014
Dial Books for Young Readers
Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Pre-order: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository

Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and divisive ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

This radiant, fully alive, sometimes very funny novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

Why I’m waiting?

Eeeeeek. I am already in love with this story. A boy falling in love with the boy next door? A girl who’s a daredevil and wears red lipstick? SIGN ME UP FOR THIS. I NEED IT. VERY MUCH.

I am already invested in Jude and Noah. I already love the dynamic that I’m imagining from this synopsis. Jude doing all the talking? My heart is absolutely torn that something bad happened between them. I need to know what exactly happened for their relationship to have soured.

GIVE ME THIS BOOK.

What books are you waiting on?





May 6, 2014 • Cee • Lists

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we list our top tens!

This week’s topic is “top ten book covers I’d frame as pieces of art.” I’m sure most of you already know how obsessed I am about talking and showcasing book covers. I had a pretty horrible time picking my top ten because there are sooo many books with gorgeous covers! How can I choose the top ten? IMPOSSIBLE. (There are suppose to be 12 here, but I forgot to put the other one in.)

I have to warn you though. I haven’t read most of these books, so I can’t vouch for how awesome they are. I can vouch for their pretty covers! I just love the typography and the details in each of these covers. When I look at them, I find myself sighing dreamily because they are so pretty! I just want them all on my wall!

 

The Diviners by Libba Bray | Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt | Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanney

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson | Wildwood by Colin Meloy | The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby | Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Vicious by V.E. Schwab | Smiley’s People by John le Carré

(From left to right by column)

 

What book covers would you frame on your wall as art? Do you like any of them? Why?





May 5, 2014 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

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Inspired by What She Reads, Pure 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.)

Oh hello there.

Welcome to the revamped version of my cover feature — now called Holy, Mother Cover! *throws confetti and hands out cupcakes*

I have to give a big thank you and all the hugs in the world to the amazing Georgie for the awesome name because she graciously handed me the “Holy, Mother Cover!” name when she decided to retire it on her blog. And I’m very excited to continue the feature’s legacy! Most of you know that I was searching for the perfect feature name that could live up to Georgie’s Holy, Mother Cover! (but I ultimately failed), so this thrilled me beyond belief.

I also have to thank darling Charlotte for creating the feature banner. It’s so beautiful. (Thank you for putting up with me shoving this at you.)

To kick off this revamp, I will introduce a new section in my cover feature, where I show off five covers with a specific theme (like flowers or hats). It isn’t the most unique idea but I love gazing at cover themes. This first one will have five books with amazing typography. I will pick three and and Georgie and Charlotte will pick the other two. <3

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May 4, 2014 • Cee • Events

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How do I even begin to describe Rachel Hawkins? Awesome, sweet, amazing, THE BEST. I’m sure you’ve heard me credit her time and time again for convincing me to give YA a chance after I read her books. (It’s true though!) I haven’t had a minute to sit down and process my feelings on meeting one of my absolute favorite authors (because of moving and packing and unpacking).

I went to see Rachel Hawkins early April and you can guess that it was AH-MAZING! It was the first event I’ve been to since last October (Yes, that’s a long time!). The event was pretty small (because there was another event the next day in the South Bay). There were about seven people (nine if you include the bookstore staff), which was a bit awkward but awesome at the same time! She gave each attendee (fake) pearls and it was fabulous.

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