Archive for June, 2016

 

June 30, 2016 • Cee • Monthly Recap

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Bay Area Book Festival + Sebastian Stan at Wizard World Comic Con? WHAT A MONTH. IT WAS THE BEST ONE OF THE YEAR! (Last June was crazy amazing, and this June is super crazy amazing. June is really looking to be my best month full of awesome events and people!)

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June 30, 2016 • Cee • Events

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In the beginning of June, the annual Bay Area Book Festival kicked off in the heart of downtown Berkeley with all the literary awesomeness that any book lover will love. Tents, stages, art installations, food, and book lovers filled the closed-off streets.

Everywhere you turned, you see people standing in lines for panels, carrying books picked from the Lacuna installation-library, chatting with the staff and volunteers who made this festival possible at the tents, browsing the farmer’s market that happens every Saturday. Everybody that attended was here for the books.

Saturday was my only free day, so I stopped by the Festival, hoping to make up for my lack of panel attendance last year and meet some awesome authors that I adore. I only managed to attend two panels: 1. “Crossing a Bridge: Moving Between Tween and Teen and Back Again” with Tim Federle, Lauren Myracle, and Jason Reynolds; and 2. “A Sense of Place: Writing Where We Live (and Lived)” with Stephanie Kuehn, Stacey Lee, Elizabeth Percer, and Yvonne Prinz.

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June 29, 2016 • Cee • Events

Summer of Sailor Scouts

Fighting evil by moonlight
Winning love by daylight
Never running from a real fight!
They are the one named Sailor Scouts!

Welcome to the Summer of Sailor Scouts! (Aka July!)

Earlier this year, Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cristina of Girl in the Pages, Kristin of Super Space Chick, Sierra of SDavReads, and I all discovered that we shared a mutual love and appreciation for Sailor Moon! After exchanging plenty of flailing tweets and constantly bringing up our love for this magical girl story, we felt it was only right to celebrate it, and that’s what’s happening this July! Every week will feature a brand new blog post per day from each of us, and we’re excited to be sharing the Sailor Moon love with all our readers!

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June 27, 2016 • Cee • Comics

Compass South

How would you fare in 1860 with a father who disappeared suddenly, a Gang who’s chasing you for squealin’ to the cops, or a dangerous pirate crew after your prized possessions? Can you survive? Can you outwit them?

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June 24, 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.

What a wonderful month of awesome comics. In June, you get graphic novels about Patsy Walker aka Hellcat, historical French revolutionary Feminist, a T-Rex, Saga, and much more!

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!

PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT • VOL. 1: HOOKED ON A FELINE

Patsy Walker has managed to escape her past, her enemies and Hell itself (literally) – but nothing compares to job hunting in New York City! Between trying to make rent and dodging bullets, Patsy barely has time to deal with her mother’s exploitative romance comics about Patsy’s past resurfacing, much less how they start to interfere with her work and dating life. As she goes from living a double life to a triple, what the hell is Patsy Walker supposed to do? There’ll be friendship and burgers, monsters and rent checks and a ghost from the past with questionable motives! Comics’ most flexible heroine has been a provisional Avenger, a Defender, Satan’s daughter-in-law and a dead woman -but she’s never been anything like this!

Story by Kate Leth and art by Brittney Williams, this volume collects issues #1-5. — Marvel Comics

Publication date: June 15, 2016  (at your LCBS), but July 5 (for online retailers) by Marvel Comics

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

Why I’m excitedPatsy Walker aka Hellcat is the only Marvel Comic that I’m following religiously. Why? It’s just so darn cute!

You have Patsy Walker, who used to star in her own books written by her mother; wonderful friendships (omg, Patsy + She-Hulk!); an amazing group of familiar names (like Jessica Jones, America Chavez) making an appearance; people with superpowers who just want to be normal; and very cute art!

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June 22, 2016 • Cee • Reviews

The Girls

The Girls by Emma Cline • June 14, 2016 • Random House • Traded with Leah
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Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence, and to that moment in a girl’s life when everything can go horribly wrong.

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First sentence: “I looked up because of the laughter, and kept looking because of the girls.”

The Girls is…a wild trip.

Ever wonder what it’s like to get a perfect portrayal of the desperation, desire, and vulnerability that a teenager girl feels? The Girls introduces you to Evie Boyd, a fourteen year old girl living in Northern California during 1969, who yearns for the carelessness and companionship that she sees other girls having. Evie becomes infatuated by the long-haired older girl, Suzanne, who exudes every trait and personality Evie lacks and wants for herself, and joins a cult (think Charles Manson), throwing her into a world that is miles away from what she’s used to.

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