November 15, 2014 • Cee • Giveaway

Oh hey! I promise you have not made the wrong left turn into my blog, The Novel Hermit. I’d say it was fate that brought you here, or the fairy godmothers over at Cuddlebuggery, who are the ones hosting this awesome blog hop.


I am Cee, and this beautiful blog is almost two years old (in December)! What you’ll find on here are: bookish talkings, cover ogling (also known as “Holy, Mother Cover”), typography love (aka “You’re Just My Type”), and soon-to-be comic books squealing. I started this blog because I wanted an outlet to write about what I love and find people who shared that love. And voila! Here, the Novel Hermit, stands.

My favorite book tropes consist of found families, heist, thieves, outer space, high society, female friendships, siblings, parallel universes, and more that I can’t think of at this moment. I will literally run to any books that have these things in it.

My favorite books are by these authors: Patrick Ness, Victoria Schwab, Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket, Jandy Nelson, Claire Legrand, Rachel Hawkins, Nina LaCour, and Marissa Meyer.

I’m really excited for these 2015 books: We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler, A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, Simon vs. The Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli, and Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente.

Currently, I’m listening to Leighton Meester’s album Heartstrings (which is fucking fabulous and lyrical), Jessie Ware’s album Tough Love, and Raleigh Ritchie (who plays Grey Worm in Game of Thrones). I recommend all three artists, especially Leighton and Jessie because their albums are sooo beautiful. Besides these three, I regularly listen to Arctic Monkeys’s AM, Bastille’s everything, Foxes’s Glorious, Goldroom’s Embrace, The Neighbourhood, Lorde, and The National.

Off the top of my head, my favorite movies are Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Atonement. Those two movies never fails to make me cry from the emotions emerging from my pores. I watch a lot of reruns, and on a regular basis, I’m watching Elementary, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and How To Get Away With Murder.

It makes me so proud to see how much this blog has grown to what it is today. I have met so many awesome people, who I consider my friends, and that just brightens my day knowing they are in my life. You guys are awesomeeeee.

I’m excited to meet even more people. Let’s be friends, okay?


I’ll be giving a paperback copy of More Than This by Patrick Ness. It’s one of my absolutely favorite books that never fails to get sooo goddamn emotional when I think about it. FRIENDSHIPS, PEOPLE. THE FOUND FAMILY IN THIS BOOK. I JUST—ALL MY TEARS AND EMOTIONS AND EVERYTHING. After I read this book, I couldn’t help but reflect on all my friendships and how lucky I am to have amazing friends in my life. AND DUDES, CREEPY SCI-FI STUFF. Half the time, you’ll be going WTF and shaking under your covers. You can read more my five reasons why you need to read this beautiful and awesome book.


  • This giveaway is opened internationally (but only if The Book Depository ships to you).
  • It will run from November 15 to November 29, 2014.
  • You must be 13 years (with your parent’s permission) or older.
  • You will be disqualified if you pick up entries you haven’t done.
  • If the winner does not respond to my e-mail within 48 hours, I will have to choose another winner.
  • I am not responsible for any items lost in the mail.

You know you want to win More Than This by Patrick Ness!

Tell me something about yourself. Let’s see…tell me two truths and a lie, and I’ll try to guess which ones the lie! Be creative with it! I can’t promise I’ll get it right. ;D

Here are mines:

  • I twisted my index finger while playing volleyball.
  • I believed that leprechauns would eat my ears if it was exposed when I was sleeping.
  • I have no sense of smell.

Can you guess which one’s the lie?

P.S. If you want to get to know other bloggers, you can find them over here.


28 Responses to “GIVEAWAY | Getting to Know You Blog Hop”

  1. Kayla Arnold says:

    I am 17, I play the flute, and I grow tomatoes. :D I have no idea which of that would be a lie for you

  2. Brittany T says:

    Ughh i am such a bad liar! I have seen a ghost, i lived in NYC for 4 years, and I have met and ate a bologna sandwich with James Gandolfini.

    good luck my dear!
    ~ Britt @

  3. This is hard!
    1. I have a dog
    2. Green is my favorite color
    3. I don’t like bacon
    I’m so happy I’ve gotten to know you some Cee. You are so clever and this blog is awesome! *big hug*

  4. Don’t look at me I’m just here for the Seb & Lee Pace gifs. And Leighton’s album. And Elementary & B99. And CA2. Oh and obviously because you’re my awesome friend, duh <3

    Okay let's see if you can guess the lie *cackles*:
    1. I have a bump on my forehead from falling off the side of the bed.
    2. From ages 7-12, I had transferred schools twice.
    3. I won a singing competition during primary school.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    GAH. This is so hard!! …the volleyball one? (Does it make me crazy that I didn’t pick the leprechaun one? Because that’s totally something I would have thought as a kid).
    1. I am the worst liar I have ever met.
    2. I love jelly donuts.
    3. I have an obsession with lipstick even though I can’t wear it.

  6. Thanks for the book and movie recommendations!

    As for 2 truths and a lie…hmm…I’m going to guess that your lie is, “I do not have a sense of smell.” Here are mine:
    1. I read 3-4 books per week on average.
    2. I am a black belt in karate.
    3. I don’t know how to whistle.

  7. Kaja says:

    Ok, here goes.
    1) I am almost 6 feet tall.
    2) I speak 9 languages.
    3) I used to have a pet stick insect named Thor.

    And I think your lie is the one about leprechauns. Possibly. :) This is a really cool comment prompt!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  8. Diana P. says:

    1.Yesterday, I attended a neurosurgery of the brain for a tumor resection;
    2. I have 12 cats and a parrot.
    3. I played the harp professionally for 12 years;
    Thank you for this giveaway! :)

  9. Haha, I’ll go with the finger one, because it seems the most likely to be true. Mind games! Also, was not disappointed by the Sebastian Stan gif. Yesssssss.

    Here are mine:
    1. I cannot do a cartwheel.
    2. I can type 100 words per minute.
    3. I lived in the same house from age 0-18.

  10. Rebecca says:

    Hmm, you twisted your finger?

    Here are mine. Can you guess the lie?
    I’ve met Alan Tudyk.
    I’ve read the HP series.
    I can’t whistle.

    Thanks for letting us get to know you!

  11. Kat Kennedy says:

    I’m so glad I got to discover this blog through the blog hop!

  12. karin says:

    1. I have brown hair
    2.I love french fries
    3. I speak 3 languages

  13. Leigh says:

    I seriously need to read Patrick Ness’s books! Hmm I think the lie is you have no sense of smell. Here’s mine…
    1. I love eating salad.
    2. I love playing video games.
    3. I like taking 7am classes.

  14. I already have a copy of More Than This, so I’m just dropping by to say hi! Have yet to read it of course *eyes TBR pile* Sigh, but I definitely get around to it soon because I’ve heard nothing but amazin praise for this book!

  15. Ashfa says:

    1- I don’t know how to swim
    2- I can tell when it’s about to rain because of my over-sensitive nose
    3- I have an extra finger on my right hand

  16. Hmm, I’m guessing the lie is number 2?
    1. I often sleep-walked.
    2. I always travel with my family on holiday.
    3. I never went snorkeling.
    Thanks for the giveaway :D

  17. Shannon says:

    I LOVE this game! I got to do these fun promos when my book first came out for bloggers and one of my favorites was to have my two main characters play this game. It actually became a cool writing exercise that I now use for characterization workshops.

    My dining room ceiling is decorated to look like The Great Hall from Hogwarts (All. Year. Round).
    I name my dogs after literary characters.
    I hide in the pantry when I eat M&M’s so I don’t have to share with my kids.

    And I think you’re lie was, um, that you have no sense of smell? Yeah, I said I love to play the game, but I’m not very good at it!

  18. Jemima Pett says:

    What a great idea! Novel indeed !
    I broke my thumb playing volleyball, I’m 17 and I have seven guinea pigs.. How’s that?
    Have a good time with your giveaway :)

  19. Emily says:

    So… I’ll guess that your lie was that you have no sense of smell.
    1) My favorite color is purple.
    2) I have broken my left and my right wrist.
    and 3) I played the violin for 11 years

  20. oriana says:

    the false in the last one

    1. I still bite my nails
    2. I have a dog
    3. I have 3 tattoos

  21. Mmm… I’d point out the last one as the lie, but I’m not sure. Those are quite hard!
    As for mine:
    1) I’ve never fallen in love.
    2) I own a dog.
    3) I’m learning crochet.

  22. Truths, lies, stuff….
    1.I am right-handed.
    2.I am, as of November 21th, thanks to NaNoWriMo, writing my first book.
    3.I’m half-orphan, as dad died when I was 8.8 yrs old.

    Good luck with that!! :))

  23. Linda romer says:

    I think your lie is statement 2.
    hi, my name is linda. Nice to meet you.
    1. I’m wishing for a white Christmas.
    2. I love trivia.
    3. I can’t wait to go shopping on black friday!

  24. Kristia says:

    I have a twin sister
    I have a dog
    I love Christmas
    Erm I’ll say that your lie is that you don’t have a sense of smell!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  25. I like eating mushrooms. My favorite color is blue. I love horror movies.

  26. josy herrera says:

    I’m guessing… You lied about having no sense of smell? Lol I suck at this xD
    My turn:
    1) the only topping I like in my pizza is pepperoni.
    2) I have read and loved Fifty Shades the trilogy.
    3) I am an aspiring doctor.
    Good luck! Haha. Thank for the giveaway!

  27. 1) I’m always sleeping in fuzzy socks (even in summer)
    2) I’m a civil engineer
    3) I’m deadly afraid of dolls.

    I think you lied about the third one but I’m not sure. Lol

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