Archive for November, 2014

 

November 30, 2014 • Cee • Monthly Recap

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Another month has gone by, and we are a month away from the end of the year. :o Again, I have to ask: where had the time go?

  • I GOT MY NETGALLEY RATIO TO 100%!!!! (I was jumping in joy when that happened because that was unexpected.) When I was trying to get it up, I mistakenly read Thousand Words instead of Torn Away (the ARC I requested) because I didn’t check which book it was, so that set me back a bit.
  • Earlier in the month, I became productive-Cee, where I churned out three reviews in one sitting. Very unlike me, but boy, it was so rewarding to get it done.
  • I RECEIVED A PHYSICAL COPY OF WE ARE PIRATES AKA THE BOOK I WAS DYING TO GET BECAUSE OMFG PIRATES!
  • My blog hit major milestones. I reached over 500 followers!! HOOORAY!
  • I did not win NaNoWriMo. *cries* I just got sidetracked by other writing that I never went back to my Spy/Thieves project. I am so disappointed in myself.
  • Remember my top secret project I talked about months ago? Well, it’s almost ready. I’m just prepping posts, and I can’t wait to talk about it. I’m aiming for a January debut. ;D

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November 27, 2014 • Cee • Letters

Today is all about giving thanks (and eating tons of food). I want to thank all my family, friends, fellow bloggers, and followers for always being there and creating an awesome community. I don’t think my life would be as bright and enjoyable if I didn’t have any of them.

Last year, I wrote a brief Thanksgiving letter dedicated to “you,” but this year, I wanted to thank the authors I adore, the ones who fill my life with awesomeness.

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November 25, 2014 • Cee • Typography

‘Tis the seasons, guys! Yes, it’s that time of the year when we get together with loved ones, eat awesome food, and give each other presents. The best time of the year!

I’m sure you have friends who absolutely adore typography (like myself), and you may wonder, what do I give someone who’s really into typography (or design for that matter)? There so many items that are amazing, but how are you supposed to narrow that down?How?! Don’t worry! You have me, a typography lover to help you.

So many awesome typography stuff catches my eye, but I managed to narrow it down to seven items. These are my picks of awesome gifts that any typography lover will love! You might find yourself buying stuff for yourself. ;D

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November 21, 2014 • Cee • Discussion

Sometimes, when you read a book or an ARC, it just doesn’t click. I receive some ARCs that are essentially that. Two things happen: 1. I am not interested in the story at all or 2. I’m super excited but as soon as I read the first few pages, I instantly regret it because I failed to click with the book. When either of that happens, I am straddling the line of DNFing. (And you know how I feel about DNF-ing. It’s serious when I don’t even consider using words that I usually use like “hiatus” and when I don’t feel uncomfortable using DNF for these particular books.)

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November 19, 2014 • Cee • Letters

Dear David Arnold and Mosquitoland,

Gah, Who knew I was going to be excited about a book with that name? Not I!

“I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.”

After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.

So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, “Mosquitoland” is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.Goodreads

Let me tell you why I need this book:

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November 18, 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 The Simple Tales for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)

What is that in the sky? A plane? A flying saucer? No. It’s a bird! A flock of them. Dear god.

When I went hunting for book covers with birds on it, I found a lot of them. Lots and lots of them. Almost an endless amount. I just thought, “man, designers sure do love putting birds on book covers.” It’s a common theme that I don’t see being retired any time soon. Just look at the different bird covers designers come up with!

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