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August 31, 2015 • Cee • Monthly Recap

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Well, Summer is winding down, school has begun for most people, and more than half of the year is over. Just wow.

WHAT’S UP?

Kicking ARC August’s ass! 

August was the month where I participated in an event that helps you tackle your arcs. Suffice to say, I kicked ass! I had a pile of 10 books, but only managed to read five (and start three others). I take it as a win though because I know how easily I could’ve not read any of the books I picked out for ARC August, being a mood reader and all.

I finally bought a fan.

Of course I wait until this month to buy a fan. It’s been very hot this month, so I needed to go out and get one. I went to four places to find a pedestal fan. Seriously the best purchase ever. I can actually sit in my room without sweating like I’m in a sauna.

Halsey’s album came out, and everybody was freaking out.

For very good reason too! I can’t stop listening and singing to it. It’s an AHMAZING album. GO LISTEN TO IT. AND REPORT BACK ON HOW YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH IT.

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August 31, 2015 • Cee • Discussion

Hosted by the lovely Octavia at Read.Sleep.Repeat, ARC August is an event that helps readers get their ARC pile down.

August is over, and that means ARC August is over too. :(

It’s time to see how successful I was tackling it!

HOW DID MY ARC AUGUST GO?

Surprisingly very well!

I kicked ass—a decent amount! I thought I wouldn’t get through half of my ARC August TBR pile because I tend to mood read (+ I’m not great at reading from a set list), but that wasn’t the case at all! I read half of my ARC pile—a win in my book! I didn’t feel any pressure to get all my books read, which is a good mindset to be in when you tackle ARC August. It was so wonderful just being able to read.

I was on top of my reading during the first week, but the following weeks didn’t go as well. I didn’t get to finish the books I started because mood reading was settling in my bones. Eeep. Despite that, I still managed to kick ass even if I only finished five books (though the books I started and didn’t finish would be a collective one book, yeah? ;D).

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August 30, 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!

It’s Sunday—a day of rest and now font awesomeness!

In this batch of fonts, you’ll see different fonts that dates back to the Prohibition era, tells you to keep calm (but not to carry on), and makes you think of Black Widow.

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 it will be for personal use only, meaning you can’t use it on stuff you’re selling.)

VOLSTEAD

Volstead is designed by Intellecta Design.

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August 29, 2015 • Cee • Reviews

A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano •  September  1, 2015 • Bloomsbury
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Pram Bellamy is special–she can talk to ghosts. She doesn’t have too many friends amongst the living, but that’s all right. She has her books, she has her aunts, and she has her best friend, the ghostly Felix.

Then Pram meets Clarence, a boy from school who has also lost a parent and is looking for answers. Together they arrive at the door of the mysterious Lady Savant, who promises to help. But this spiritualist knows the true nature of Pram’s power, and what she has planned is more terrifying than any ghost.

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I received this book for free from Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “Pram died just before she was born.”

I took a chance on Lauren DeStefano again after I had been disappointed by her previous books, and she surprised me with A Curious Tale of the In-Between, which was a solid book—one that I actually enjoyed and wanted to learn more about the world of the In-Between.

This Middle Grade follows Pram Bellamy, a girl who was born under unusual and depressing circumstances and have the ability to see and talk to ghosts, as she is essentially thrust into the world of the living when her aunts decide that it’s best she goes to school with other kids. Before, she had only her aunts and Felix, a ghost that had been her only friend growing up. Now, at school, she has Clarence Blue, a boy she befriends who pushed away all his friends and who also suffered a death of a parent. The two kids have questions they want answered, and they decide to go to a Psychic, Lady Savant, who is not what she seems. You’re in for spookiness and adorableness.

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August 28, 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:  Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott

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August 26, 2015 • Cee • Discussion

We all love music, and who doesn’t want more music to add to their playlist?

I want to talk about the albums I’m really excited for that recently came out or is coming out soon. I usually do my music talk at the end of the year where I recap what I listened, but there are a few stand-out artists I wanted to bring your attention to!

I can only think of four albums I’m pumped about, and it’s no surprise they’re all ladieeeessss. Here we go!

MS MR

Release date: July 17, 2015

Singles: Painted, Criminals

Strange to think that it was only last year when I started listening to MS MR, and now, their sophomore album is out and just as amazing as their debut. You get great songs and a powerful voice that overwhelms your ears. It’s frickin’ awesome. If you like what you hear, keep listening.

HALSEY

Release date: August 28, 2015

SinglesHurricane, Ghost, Hold Me Down, New Americana, Drive

Halsey is all everybody ever talks about, and for very good reason! I absolutely fell in love with her voice and the sing-ability of her songs. We don’t have to wait long for her album because it’ll be out in a few days! Eeeeep. Who’s gonna join me in an all-Halsey karaoke session?

METRIC

Release date: September 18, 2015

SinglesThe Shade, Cascades, Too Bad So Sad, Fortunes

I always feel so badass when I listen to Metric. Their songs are the perfect soundtrack if I decided to torch an exes’s car or bury a body. I hope I fall in love with Pagans in Vegas because at the moment, nothing can top their Fantasies album, which you all should listen.

CHVRCHES

Release date: September 25, 2015

SinglesGet Away, Leave A Trace, Never Ending Circles

Another one of my favorites is back! In 2013, I was obsessed with CHVRCHES’s debut album and Lauren’s voice. I’ve listened to a couple of their new singles, and Lauren’s voice sounds stronger than before! I’m very excited to see if they experimented with their sound or if its the familiar Electronic tunes.

What albums are you excited about that’s coming out soon? Any recommendations? 
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