February 19, 2016 • Cee • Events

Welcome to the 2016 Love-A-Thon! Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Hazel of Stay BookishMel of The Daily Prophecy, and I are so excited that you will be spending this two-day event with us!

For those who do not know what Love-A-Thon is, it 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. (You can still sign-up if you haven’t: just go to this post.)

To get down to the participant section to blog hop: Love-A-Thon Participants List


I am Cee, one of your host for this event as well as the blog owner of The Novel Hermit. Things you need to know about me: I’m a lover of books, comic books, covers, typography, endpapers, found families, heists, tragic high society parties, grumpy face Sebastian Stan, Eyebrow King Lee Pace, tacos, and plenty of other stuff I can’t remember at the moment. If you need a comic rec or a font sleuth, I’m your gal.

I’m so pumped, so let’s answer some questions!

  • How did you come up with your blog name?

Everybody knows coming up with a name that defines who you are and your blog is a tough thing to do. I wanted a name that would perfectly embody me, and The Novel Hermit was what I came up with. I’m a reader who loved all novels and a person who preferred to stay indoors with a good book like a hermit.

  • What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?

Beside reviews, you will find a lot of posts about book covers like cover changes and themes, typography showcase, letters to authors and to books, and discussions about comic books.

  • Best blogging experience so far?

Oh boy, so many has happened during the past three years I’ve been blogging. Of course, the best would have to be finding sooo many awesome friends who share the same interests as me. I wouldn’t trade all the friendships I made in this community.

Some of my best blogging experiences consist of being able to meet some of my favorite authors like Patrick Ness and Rachel Hawkins, and getting to talk with authors and comic writers about their work.

  • Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2016!
  • What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read?

More Than This! You should read this post for why it’s the best book ever and why you should read it!

  • Who would you recruit for your apocalypse crew? (5 characters max)

I thought about it long and hard, and I’ve decided these five characters are who I want to recruit for my apocalypse crew:

  • Kami Glass (The Lynburn Legacy): witty lady with a plan. She’d be the perfect leader of my crew. She has dealt with the Lynburns; An apocalypse should be no problem.
  • Inej Ghafa (Six of Crows): super stealthy, fast, and can wield knives like a boss. She’d be awesome to have when you’re scavenging for food or items without gaining unwanted attention.
  • Dinah Lance (Black Canary): tactician and exceptionally skilled in all forms of martial arts. She can pretty much wield any weapons given to her, and she’ll be able to plan attacks and help defend my little crew.
  • Gwendolyn (Saga): Can speak different languages and can fight with a staff. She has a pendant that allows her to speak and understand different types of languages which would be great to have when encountering all types of people. She can fight as well.
  • Mark Watney (The Martian): my very own MacGyver who can solve problems by making things out of ordinary objects. Watney was stranded on Mars, and had to fend for himself to survive with unlikely items to his disposal. He’ll be able to figure out what we can eat and how to make deadly weapons from simplest items.

We’ll survive! These ladies (and one dude) are a force to be reckon with. I’d feel slightly relieved to have them on my side when the apocalypse hit.

(I didn’t include people with superhuman powers like with healing powers or super strength because I felt that would be cheating a bit and it would be difficult to narrow it down.)

  • Author you want to meet and sit down to tea with?

Mackenzi Lee! I just want her to regal me tales of fabulous women throughout history. She speaks to my every likes, and how can I not get along with her? She’s wonderfulllllll.


Now that’s me. Let me get to know you! And get to know everybody else who is participating in this event. Go forth and blog hop and show people lots of love! As of February 20, 12 AM EST, here are the Love-A-Thon participants you should definitely check out:

Alexa Loves Books · The Novel Hermit · Stay Bookish · The Daily Prophecy

If you don’t see your name here, don’t worry! We’ll be adding in participants who are joining as the event goes along.

As a thank you for participating, here are two awesome giveaway for US and International folks with great books you definitely want to win. ;)

prize pack consists of:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

prize pack consists of:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tell me all about yourself! Are you excited for Love-A-Thon? You ready to twirl in the wonderfulness? (Also tell me about your apocalypse crew because I am livinngggg for that question!) Don’t forget to use the official hashtag (#LoveAThon) when tweeting about the event.


34 Responses to “2016 LOVE-A-THON · A Jolly Welcome!”

  1. Rayna says:

    I love your team for the apocalypse! They all sound wicked reliable. My crew consists of Aelin from Throne of Glass, Juliette from Shatter Me, Vin from the Mistborn trilogy, and Hermione from Harry Potter. Honestly, all kick-butt ladies of various kinds because, let’s be real, I’ll be the one hiding in the back while they handle the tough stuff.
    I’m wicked excited for Loveathon! It’s my first time participating, so I’m excited to visit as many people’s blogs and stuff as I can!

  2. Jaz says:

    Ohmygosh I definitely need to be visiting your blog more often Cee I feel like you’re my person. I freaking love typography and endpapers and I’ve been getting into comics more often (and been coming to you for recs).
    I’m reading The Martian right now and can totally see why Mark Watney is on your crew!
    Also did you get a new blog theme? IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL. I love the waves.

  3. I put Mark on my apocalypse crew too! I figured if he can survive on another planet alone for that long, surely he can help me survive the end of the world.

  4. I loved the voice in The Great American Whatever–it was my first book by Federle and it was such a seamless read! (Side story: although it was pegged as a Holden Caulfield for this current generation, I didn’t hate the protagonist as much as I loathe HC in Catcher in the Rye LOL.) I also had Inej in my apocalypse squad because I was low key expecting it to be a zombie-end-of-the-world…

    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.

  5. I am so excited for loveathon! I cheated and put some magical people on my apocalypse crew! LOL

  6. I’m not participating this time around, but reading and commenting on lots of posts! Your apocalypse team looks awesome – and made me want to go read the books I haven’t touched yet!

  7. Hannie Bee says:

    I mostly signed up for love-a-thon to find tons of other book-loving people to follow! I’m constantly looking for new book recommendations to add to my TBR!

  8. you managed to convince me to buy the UK edition of TROUJLH and i wouldn’t be surprised if you managed to convince me to get another patrick ness book hahaha. also, INEJ!!!!

  9. I haven’t read anything by Claire LeGrand yet but I’m so intrigued and excited about her MG book! And your apocalypse crew is SO badass, Cee! I wish you answered the DJ question because I adore your music tastes, especially since finding your music to my year post! :) Honored to be co-hosts with you, Mel and Alexa. Let’s rock this Loveathon, yes? <3

  10. Lillian says:

    2. I have been an admirer of your feature “You’re Just My Type” since it’s debut. I AM THAT SILENT READER.
    3. Someone keeps borrowing The Martian at my library. How rude =P
    5. I can’t wait for the twitter chats! You, Alexa, Hazel and Mel will ROCK this event! <3

  11. IT’S AWESOME THAT YOU LOVE TYPOGRAPHY!!! I have recently started to fall in love with lettering, and I am hoarding fonts! They’re so fascinating!!!
    THIS SAVAGE SONG!!! I am dying to read the book! *flails*
    Inej would be a terrific crew member! In fact the whole crew of Six of Crows would be glorious companions! Personally, I would prefer Kaz though! :D

    Thanks a lot for hosting Cee! I loved the event last year, and I am so excited for this round!

  12. More Then This is actually pretty popuar in my country, even though it is still not translated. I feel like everyone who reads in English here has already read it, except me.
    It is so awesome you got to meet your favorite authors! :)

  13. I’m so excited for THE GREAT AMERICAN WHATEVER, too! It sounds so awesome, can’t wait for it to release next month! I have More Than This on my shelf & everyone seems to love it. Will pick it up when I have the strength to be destroyed. Which lets be honest, is never. But I will read it, promise!

  14. Jackie says:

    Cee, you always find and recommend the most intriguing books. I’ve seen Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies mentioned on your blog before, and I already know I NEED to check it out (it had me at Twin Peaks!), but now I must check out Outrun the Moon too.

  15. Amanda says:

    Thanks for hosting this years Loveathon, I’m loving it so far. So many fab readers and bloggers to meet and new ones to follow. Great idea to have the list of everyone here so I can visit as many blogs as possible.
    Happy Loveathon.
    Amanda. @chocolate_pages

  16. Kristin says:

    I love Dinah Lance! I wish they would’ve taken her character in a more loyal direction on Arrow. She’s always been one of my favorites and I’m sad her solo ongoing got cancelled by DC :-( She’ll probably show up in Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #1 though!! Also, I cannot wait for This Savage Song!!

  17. Natalia says:

    Love your 5 anticipated book list :)

  18. Karen Blue says:

    I love this thon! Such a great idea. I love your team for the apocalypse. I would need Katniss (THG), Kaz (six of crows), Adelina (The Young Elites), Aelin & Rowan (Queen of Shadows). I am not sure how they would work together, but probably Katniss would keep them in line.

  19. Shelly says:

    OMG you got to meet Patrick Ness?? How awesome! I’ll go through all the participants now, whee!

  20. tonyalee says:

    Nice to meet you!!

    I actually haven’t read ANY of the books you mentioned for your apocalypse team!

  21. I think we all love to stay inside to read a good book. I always love your blog name


  22. I’m so excited for my first LoveaThon! I too really like staying inside and reading a good book :)

  23. Bruna says:

    Your apocalypse crew made me really curious to read those books! Especially The Martian which has been on my TBR for a while now.
    Oh, and I love your book cover posts – I’m addicted to pretty covers as well!

  24. Kelly says:

    I really like your cover commentaries! I hadn’t heard about Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies, but it sounds neat! *Adds yet another book to the TBR list.*

  25. Alexa S. says:

    I still need to read books from Claire LeGrand and Patrick Ness! I know how much you love both these authors, and it’s always the first thing I think about whenever I see one of their books ;) And I loved getting to know you a little bit better through your post! I particularly appreciated your apocalypse squad, and how you’d include Kami and Inej. They’re two of my favorite female characters in YA! And I’m happy you’re co-hosting this event!! <3

  26. Hi Cee! I enjoyed reading your answers. I am really excited for This Savage Song too. Victoria Schwab is an awesome writer! I haven’t read any of the books/comics that your apocalypse team characters are from, but it sounds like they would be an awesome crew!
    Stephanie @ My Bookish Itinerary

  27. I almost said Inej too for my apocalypse squad but said Kaz instead for his smarts and planning abilities. Maybe we can join squads! haha.

  28. TrishaJenn says:

    I LOVE that you included Mark Watney on your apocalypse team. He’s amazing! He’s an interesting, smart, hilarious character. I think he would be both super helpful with the science side of things AND just boosting your spirits when you start to get down about the world ending.

  29. OH MY GOSH I love that so many people have signed up for this <3 <3 Makes me v happy. And getting to know all the different bloggers is a lot of fun. Thanks for hosting!!

  30. I adore this community because it’s so great to have something so amazing in common, and meeting other bloggers is just quite fantastic. I’m so happy that this event exists, so thank you for hosting!

  31. Annalisse says:

    Yes yes yes! This Savage Song and Outrun the Moon are going to be so amazing! So looking forward to them! Thanks for hosting!

  32. Elle says:

    Cee, it has been so nice meeting and chatting with you on Twitter and exploring your blog! I’ve met so many amazing new book bloggers thanks to Love-A-Thon and the online book community. I’m looking forward to next year’s event already!

  33. Oh I didn’t even think of Inej for the squad (that was the one question I didn’t answer lol). But basically, anyone from Six of Crows would be perfect to have on any team.

  34. Mark Watney is a great pick – he is a survivor! :)
    Your blog name is so cool – I love how your blog design also goes along with it :)

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