Archive for April, 2015

 

April 30, 2015 • Cee • Monthly Recap

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I had an absolutely blast during the first week of April because JESSIE WARE! LIBRARY BOOK SALE! The rest of the month cannot compare! If I could travel back in time somewhere in this past month, it would be then.

WHAT’S UP?

I saw Jessie Ware! 

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April 27, 2015 • Cee • Lists

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Do you ever wonder about what books shaped the lives of the characters you read about? What were Kami Glass from The Lynburn Legacy, Seth from More Than This, or Taylor Markham from Jellicoe Road reading? What books did they love?

In Essential Reading, readers and authors share five to seven books (children’s, YA, general fiction, romances, nonfiction, and all) that they or their characters love, or has impacted their lives or their characters’s lives.

What do we have here? Your eyes have not deceived you. It’s another Essential Reading list!

This time, we have the awesome Paula Stokes, talking about the books Parvati Amos of Liars, Inc, loves and why. You might be a bit surprised that this essential reading list isn’t from Max, who is the main character of that book. There’s an excellent reason for that, and here is what Paula has to say:

Parvati is Max’s smart and ambitious girlfriend, and one of the three students who start the business Liars, Inc. I picked her for this post because she’s more of a reader than Max, and because the variety of books she’s drawn to do a good job of illustrating the different facets of her character.

When you read the reasons, oh boy, Parvati is very intriguing! So give Paula a warm welcome!

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April 26, 2015 • Cee • Typography

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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!

Since I’ve found a better way of formatting these posts, I am feeling the love of making these posts. I have actual heart eyes looking at the coloring of the backgrounds because it makes the headers above it look so good. Color coding, ftw!

Here are eight fonts I’ve found that I think you’d really love. So go forth and add these fonts to your font book!

(Remember, when you download the fonts, look at the license to see what you can and cannot do with it. Majority of these will have Dropbox download links, so if it doesn’t download at first click, click it again.)

BIZON

Bizon font

Bizon is designed by Axel Bizon

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April 24, 2015 • 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.)

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COVER CHANGE: The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

What do I think about the cover design? Very ominous.

There’s something very foreboding about the crows just perched on the branches of the hardcover of The Girl From the Well, and I love it. The crows tell a lot about what readers will find in the book. The crows are just sitting there and waiting—waiting for something bad to happen. You know what they say, crows are the harbingers of death, so you know something bad will happen. I love the unknown factor.

Would I buy this book based on the cover? Yes.

What do I think about the cover design? Scary!

Whereas the hardcover took on an ominous bird motif, the paperback goes for the creepy girl image. What a difference! This cover clearly tells people that this is a horror book. I’m not a fan of this paperback cover because it creeps me out (which is doing its job), and looks a lot like the covers of the Asylum series by Madeleine Roux. At first glance, I would think they’re from the same series even though they’re not.

Would I buy this book based on the cover? No. 

Final Verdict: Hardcover! I love the crows, and I don’t want a creepy girl staring at me. 

Which cover design do you prefer? Would you buy the hardcover or paperback cover? 





April 22, 2015 • Cee • Comics

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I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

May approaches, and that means a month of awesome graphic novels that will be released! Yeeee.

As some of you may know, I’m a big comic book/graphic novel reader. I spend 1/4 of my time shoving comic books into people’s faces and demanding they read it (take The Wicked + The Divine and Ms. Marvel). And guess what I’m doing this time? Alerting you to all the awesome May graphic novels I’m excited about (and neeeeeeeeeed)!

EXQUISITE CORPSES

exquisite corpseZoe isn’t exactly the intellectual type, which is why she doesn’t recognize world-­famous author Thomas Rocher when she stumbles into his apartment…and into his life. It’s also why she doesn’t know that Rocher is supposed to be dead.

Turns out, Rocher faked his death years ago to escape his critics, and has been making a killing releasing his new work as “lost manuscripts,” in cahoots with his editor/ex-wife Agathe. Neither of them would have invited a crass party girl like Zoe into their literary conspiracy of two, but now that she’s there anyway…well, as it turns out, both Thomas and Agathe think Zoe is awfully cute.

Zoe doesn’t know Balzac from Batman, but she’s going to have to wise up fast… because she’s sitting on the literary scandal of the century! — Goodreads

Publication date: May 5th 2015 by First Second

Pre-order: Amazon · Barnes & Noble · The Book Depository

Why I’m excited: LITERARY SCANDAL! Can you just imagine stumbling across an author who faked his death and become entangled in his and his ex-wife’s web? That’s exactly what Zoe gets herself into! I want to see where this all goes and what Zoe does!

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April 21, 2015 • Cee • Reviews

Jessi Kirby - Things We Know By HeartThings We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby
April 21, 2015
Harper Teen
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When Quinn Sullivan meets the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart, the two form an unexpected connection.

After Quinn loses her boyfriend, Trent, in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the pieces of her now-unrecognizable life. She hears back from some of them, but the person who received Trent’s heart has remained silent. The essence of a person, she has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then maybe she can have peace once and for all.

Risking everything in order to finally lay her memories to rest, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas—a guy whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn’t want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they’re connected—but their time together has made Quinn feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost…and all that remains at stake.

myreviewFirst sentence: “Four hundred days.”

I think I need a new heart. Not for the reason you think. (Yes, we are making heart puns.)

Many people, after reading this, may need a new one because they found this book absolutely heartbreaking and beautiful, but me? I need a new heart to feel what everybody is feeling because I just don’t get it.

Things We Know By Heart follows Quinn Sullivan whose life has essentially stopped when her boyfriend dies in an accident in their junior year, and attempts to move on by reaching out to the recipients of her boyfriend’s donated organs. However, the person with the only organ that matters to her, the heart, has not answered any of her letters, so she sets off to find him even though she knows she shouldn’t. When she does, she finds herself drawn to him and begins falling for him. With certain stakes on the line, will everything be okay?

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