February 17, 2017 • Cee • Events

Welcome to the 2016 Love-A-Thon! Alexa of Alexa Loves BooksMel of The Daily Prophecy, Kristin of Super Space Chick, 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

ABOUT CEE

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, lady superheroes, 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 need lots of cheer, I’m your gal.

  • Tell us your history with reading. Were you always a reader? Were you a reluctant reader? Was there a book that convinced you to become a reader?

I wasn’t quite like Matilda, where I grew up constantly surrounded by books, but close enough. I don’t know when I became a reader (nor do I remember the book that convinced me to become a reader but maybe it was the library in Beauty and the Beast?), but like most book lovers, it started when I was little. Whenever my parents would take my sisters and I out to the mall, we would end up in a bookstore. While they shopped, my sisters and I would walk over to Walden Books or Barnes and Noble and plunk ourselves in the aisles, pouring through all the books we could get our hands on. We spent majority of our time in bookstores than in clothing stores, and I was content with that. At school, I stopped going to the cafeteria to eat my lunch; instead, my childhood best friend and I would take our lunches to the library and eat there, which continued well into middle/junior high school. Books are where I found comfort.

  • How did you get involved in the online book community?

I needed an outlet to express all my thoughts and opinions of the books I read. I was a big fan of Elena’s blog Novel Sounds, and loved what she was doing with that, so I thought why not join the online book community? It looked fun, albeit intimidating because I was a newbie, and I’m glad I got involved because I’ve met many awesome people who I call my friends.

  • How did you choose your primary platform (blog, Instagram, YouTube, etc)? How did you come up with your blog name?

I’m a writer, so the obvious platform for me was to start a blog.

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.

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.

  • What’s your favorite thing about the online book community?

My favorite things about the online book community is making friends with awesome readers and getting to interact with my favorite authors.

  • What sort of posts can readers expect from you?

You can expect reviews, discussions about comic books, talk about book covers like cover changes and themes, typography showcase, letters to authors and to books, and etc.

  • FAVORITES
    • Food? Beverage? Korean food! Mexican food! Horchata. Nommmmm.
    • Color? Turquoise.
    • Things to do apart from reading? Hang with friends. Watch TV.
    • TV shows? HOW DO I CHOOSE FAVORITES?!
    • Musical artists? ATM, it’s the xx. (But also, Arctic Monkeys, Bastille, Brand New, Jessie Ware.)
    • Places to shop? Half Price Books.
LOVE-A-THON PARTICIPANTS

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 · Super Space Chick · 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.

GIVEAWAY
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 ONE

Vassa in the Night (from Tor Teen)
Arcanum Unbounded (from Tor Teen)
High Stakes (from Tor Teen)
A Darker Shade of Magic (from Tor Teen)
A Gathering of Shadows (from Tor Teen)
Shades of Magic series book huggers (from Tor Teen)
NOVL water bottle (from Little, Brown & Company)
NOVL tote bag (from Little, Brown & Company)
Tor Teen pin (from Tor Teen)
The Dark Talent pin (from Tor Teen)
Game of Shadows tattoos (from Tor Teen)
Game of Shadows postcards (from Tor Teen)
Arabella of Mars paper doll (from Tor Teen)
Becoming Bonnie newspapers (from Tor Teen)
Amberlough pin (from Tor Teen)
Ronit & Jamil (from Alexa)
The You I’ve Never Known (from Alexa)
Frostblood ARC (from Alexa)
The Bone Queen ARC (from Alexa)
Blueberry Pancakes Forever ARC (from Alexa)
Iron Cast ARC (from Cee)
Also Known As (from Cee)

PRIZE PACK TWO

Vassa in the Night (from Tor Teen)
Arcanum Unbounded (from Tor Teen)
High Stakes (from Tor Teen)
A Darker Shade of Magic (from Tor Teen)
A Gathering of Shadows (from Tor Teen)
Shades of Magic series book huggers (from Tor Teen)
NOVL water bottle (from Little, Brown & Company)
NOVL tote bag (from Little, Brown & Company)
Tor Teen pin (from Tor Teen)
The Dark Talent pin (from Tor Teen)
Game of Shadows tattoos (from Tor Teen)
Game of Shadows postcards (from Tor Teen)
Arabella of Mars paper doll (from Tor Teen)
Becoming Bonnie newspapers (from Tor Teen)
Amberlough pin (from Tor Teen)
Ruined (from Alexa)
The Inside of Out (from Alexa)
Traveler ARC(from Alexa)
To Catch a Killer ARC (from Alexa)
Geekerella ARC(from Alexa)
Spontaneous ARC (from Alexa)
Second Chance Summer (from Cee)

 

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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.

 

13 Responses to “2017 LOVE-A-THON · WELCOME!”

  1. Alice says:

    I’m so glad to be here celebrating for the second year with you all! :)

  2. I also grew up with a love for reading. One of my best memories is how my mother would always take us to the library on Friday. I would look forward to that day of the week, because then I could pick other worlds to explore.

    I love your blog name :)

  3. Alexa S. says:

    YAY, LOVE-A-THON IS HERE! I’m always excited when this weekend rolls around ;) Also, I’m glad you’re co-hosting again AND you know I’m glad we became friends through this blogging community “I’m a lover of books, comic books, covers, typography, endpapers, found families, heists, tragic high society parties, lady superheroes, 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 need lots of cheer, I’m your gal.”

  4. Kristin says:

    I love that you included Eyebrow King Lee Pace as one of your interests! He’s definitely one of mine as well ;-) And yummmm Korean and Mexican food are two of my favorite kinds of food! So excited to be cohosting with you<3!

  5. Tasya says:

    korean food is soooo good! also, i love all the artist you mentioned in your fave musician section. they’re so good, most of their music are chill so they’re like my go-to study music (especially the xx)

  6. My favorite color when I was a kid was turquoise. It’s a great color. ;) Thank you for hosting this event. This is my first year and I’m excited to be taking part in it.

  7. SweetMarie83 says:

    I spent way more time in the bookstore than clothes stores when I was little too…actually, I still do haha. I’ve been wanting to read more comic books, so now I know where to come for recs!

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer

  8. Becca says:

    The library in Beauty and the Beast is absolutely my dream library!

  9. JaimeKristal says:

    I am so excited to be a part of this for the first time! *happy dance*

  10. ashley says:

    Half Price books is my go to for books. I could spend hours in there.

  11. J.N. Cahill says:

    Your theme is so cute!

  12. Annalisse says:

    I cannot wait to read The Girl Who Drank the Moon! Ever since you first reviewed it I was intrigued and now I officially own a copy. Hopefully I’ll love it just as much as you do!


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