Archive for December, 2016


December 31, 2016 • Cee • Monthly Recap


Tis the season!

There’s nothing noteworthy about my December other than I’m exhausted from working and I’m utterly devastated by the many deaths this past month (Carrie Fisher + Debbie Reynolds + George Michaels <3)

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December 30, 2016 • Cee • Lists

At the end of the year, the End of the Year Book Survey (by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner) pops up onto my feed, and it always gets me giddy to do it.

There’s gonna be some repeats because most of the books I read weren’t as memorable as I like them to be.

Reading StatsBest In Books | My Blogging/Bookish Life | Looking Ahead


Number Of Books You Read100
Number of Re-Reads: IDK
Genre You Read The Most FromContemporary

(Not completely accurate since I forgot to count a lot of books I’ve reread nor did I count all the individual comic issues I’ve read.)

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December 28, 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.

Santa, I hope you brought these comics for me. (I know it’s after Christmas, but y’know, gotta keep hoping.) You get graphic novels about Archie (with a fabulous new artist); Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter; Patsy Walker kicking ass as Hellcat; and Gwen Stacy trying to live a civilian life.

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!


The all-new ARCHIE adventure continues! Superstar writer Mark Waid teams up with rising star artist Veronica Fish to bring a modern take to the legendary Riverdale cast of characters. The elusive, rich Veronica Lodge has taken Riverdale by storm — and it’s caused everyone to take sides, with Archie Andrews stuck in the middle of it all.

Relive all the drama, all the romance and all the beautiful art and storytelling once more in this graphic novel that collects ARCHIE #7-12. — Archie Comics

Publication date: December 7, 2016 by Archie Comics

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

Why I’m excitedAside from seeing the modernization of Archie, I’m so excited for Veronica Fish’s art. It’s frickin’ fabulous. I dare you not to heart eyes over her work when you look at it. (Just take a look at her work!)
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December 27, 2016 • Cee • Lists


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 nine best books I read in 2016.” This is a tough one. I’ve read so many great books this year. How do I even choose? They’re my babies! Now, these top top nine books are ones that I loved with all my heart. When I think about these books, my heart is filled with so much love, and I had motivated to push it into everybody’s hands and faces.

Here are the best books I read in 2016!

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December 21, 2016 • Cee • Blog News

On December 19, 2016, The Novel Hermit turned four.

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December 16, 2016 • Cee • Letters

Dear Roshani Chokshi & A Crown of Wishes,

Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.

Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.

Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.Goodreads

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