Archive for February, 2016

 

February 29, 2016 • Cee • Monthly Recap

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February, you were filled with so much love. I will miss you.

(Also, Happy Leap Day! I wanted to create an awesome post to celebrate this day that happens every four years, but I wasn’t able to. Whoops. Ha.)

WHAT’S UP?

In February—

  • I co-hosted Love-A-Thon with Alexa, Hazel, & Mel, and it was fan-fucking-tastic! 

Love-A-Thon is consistently my favorite bookish event in this community because there’s just so much love and positivity! I loved talking to you all, and caps-locking. It has reconnected me back into the community, and that’s so wonderful. This event shows again how awesome this community can be. I’m so blown away by the many people who decided to partake. Keep the love, joy, and positivity year-round!

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February 26, 2016 • Cee • Reviews

You Were Here

You Were Here by Cori McCarthy • March 1, 2016 • Sourcebooks Fire
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Jaycee is about to accomplish what her older brother Jake couldn’t: live past graduation.

Jaycee is dealing with her brother’s death the only way she can – by re-creating Jake’s daredevil stunts. The ones that got him killed. She’s not crazy, okay? She just doesn’t have a whole lot of respect for staying alive.

Jaycee doesn’t expect to have help on her insane quest to remember Jake. But she’s joined by a group of unlikely friends – all with their own reasons for completing the dares and their own brand of dysfunction: the uptight, ex-best friend, the heartbroken poet, the slacker with Peter Pan syndrome, and… Mik. He doesn’t talk, but somehow still challenges Jayce to do the unthinkable-reveal the parts of herself that she buried with her brother.

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I received this book for free from Sourcebooks Fire for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “I had been driving all afternoon, trying to get lost.”

How do you live past graduation when your brother wasn’t able to?

Jaycee Strangelove struggles with that (and much more), but she has a great group of people pushing her to live for herself. You Were Here shows us the lives that had been affected when Jake Strangelove died after performing a dangerous stunt five years ago.

This book was..unexpected. In the most excellent way possible. I was initially seduced by the mixed media storytelling, and I stayed enthralled because the writing told an engaging and heartfelt story about grief, hope, changes, friendship, and so much more.

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February 25, 2016 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

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.

Can you just smell the awesome that’s about to head your way? Get your shopping carts ready because I’m gonna unload a bunch of awesome sounding comics onto your heads! ;) You will see my beloved popstar gods, a teenage president, reincarnated assassins, and so much more!

Let’s see these February comics that intrigued me. (Maybe it will interest you too!)

PREZ • VOL 1 – CORNDOG IN CHIEF

Meet Beth Ross, the first teenaged President of the United States. In a nation where corporations can run for office, the poor are used as human billboards, and tacos are delivered by drone, our only hope is this nineteen-year-old Twitter sensation. But the real question isn’t whether she’s ready for politics—it’s whether politics is ready for her.

Writer Mark Russell (God Is Disappointed in You) and artist Ben Caldwell (Star Wars: Clone Wars) take on a very unusual hero in these stories from PREZ #1-6, along with the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: BATGIRL #2. — DC Comics

Publication date: February 3, 2016 by DC Comics

Buy: LCBS · Amazon · Barnes & Noble · The Book Depository · Indigo · Comixology

Why I’m excited: A world where a teenage girl is president? Intriguing! Did I just read tacos? Hellloooo, I’m here! (I’m very easy to please. ;)) How will Beth Ross do as president? I have no idea, but I’m excited to see how she tackles politics and how different this world is. I’m ready for this political satire! (Panels tells you why you should pick up Prez, and I’m convinced!)

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February 23, 2016 • 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 eight books I enjoyed that weren’t my type of book (but now is).” Middle Grade books! I never thought much about Middle Grade books, but I’ve found myself yearning for them after getting a taste of the awesomeness I read. It’s all those beautiful displays of friendships and the adventures the characters get themselves into. They have seduced me! Now, I’ve been bit by the Middle Grade-loving bug! I need to get all of them!

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February 21, 2016 • Cee • Events

Hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel HermitHazel of Stay Bookish, & Mel of The Daily ProphecyLove-A-Thon is an event—a lovefest—that is dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community.
FAREWELLS

You know the saying, all good things must come to end. I’m sad to say that the 2016 Love-A-Thon has officially wrapped.

This love fest has truly been one of the best events I’ve experienced as a blogger, and I sincerely hope that’s the same for you! There’s so much positivity and love; it shows you how awesome it is to be in this community.

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February 21, 2016 • Cee • Events

Hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel HermitHazel of Stay Bookish, & Mel of The Daily ProphecyLove-A-Thon is an event—a lovefest—that is dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community.

Dear Love-A-Thon participants,

We cordially invite you to join your favorite people to have tea and sandwiches and pastries in this Love-A-Thon fest. Joining your tea party will be a fictional character, a book blogger OR BookTuber OR Bookstagrammer, and an author of your choosing.

Paint the scene for us—who’s invited, where is this tea party taking place, what’s on the menu, and what you will be talking about.

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