June 30, 2015 • Cee • Monthly Recap

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OKAY, JUNE MAY BE IN THE RUNNING FOR THE BEST MONTH OF THE YEAR, BECAUSE OH MY GOD, IT SERIOUSLY IS, MAINLY FOR ONE REASON: ALA + MEETING FRIENDS! <3

WHAT’S UP?

KELLY CAME TO CALIFORNIAAAAAA. 

YES. SHE DID. JUST IN TIME FOR ALA.

Her decision to accompany me to ALA was pretty late in the game, but whatever because she came! I was very happy because she was the first person in the book blogosphere I became friends with and the first book blogging person I met in person. Yeeeeeee. I had a blast showing her around (but oh my god, my feeeeettttt!).

ALA was the best event in the world! 

SERIOUSLY THE BEST.

Book conventions are events that every reader and book lover should attend at least once in their life. It’s pure heaven!

I won’t bore you with the details (since I’m planning to write recap posts about it), but here are the awesome things that happened: I got awesome books that I’m really excited about; met Kelly, Nikki, Angie, Katie, Sydney, Vanessa, Anya, and Tabitha; took a selfie with my favorite author Patrick Ness; talked with publishers + librarians about books; attended the DC Comics panel; had an amazing conversation with Brenden Fletcher (writer of Batgirl, Gotham Academy, + Black Canary); and many more!

SITTING ON MY BOOKSHELF

GIFTED + WON

BLOG POSTS GALORE
REVIEWS
BOOK COVERS
DISCUSSIONS
ESSENTIAL READING
FONTS
CURRENT OBSESSION

I fell in love with Black Canary.

Desperately, madly in love.

I follow a few comic book news site, and when I saw this cover, I fell in love with it. Black Canary, written by Brenden Fletcher and drawn by Annie Wu, is a new comic series that reimagines Dinah Lance as the lead singer of a rock band, where she has to protect her bandmates from the evil that’s after them. Doesn’t that sound awesome? It’s such a new reinvention of Dinah’s story. I needed it.

When I saw Annie Wu tweet about this gorgeous concert promo poster, I knew I needed to track it down. I forced my older sister to call the local comic bookstores (LCBS) to see if they had the poster (because I’m a wuss and felt awkward since I wasn’t comfortable talking with comic book folks). My LCBS had a poster that wasn’t exactly the concert poster, but it was the art work of Annie Wu, so I happily grabbed it and bought the first issue of Black Canary. The next week, I went back to my LCBS, and they finally had the concert poster I desperately wanted. *pumps fist*

Black Canary is really fucking awesome because it has everything I love: kickass ladies, found families, + gorgeous art. (I love it so much that I put an image from the comic as my phone’s background.) This comic deserves its own post, but since there’s only been one issue left, I decided not write it yet. But stay tuned!

NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT MONTH

Read, read, read. Write, write, write. 

I’ve been in the worst reading slump, but with the books I acquired from ALA, I should have a great reading summer right?! DEAR GOD, I HOPE SO. And I gotta write my ALA recaps, but HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I’M VERY TIRED, SO WE’LL SEE????

How was your June? Was it an ultra-fabulous month for you like it was for me? Anything you’re looking forward to in July like books or events?

 

6 Responses to “MONTHLY RECAP | June 2015 – ALA AWESOMENESS!”

  1. Alexa S. says:

    YAY FOR AN AWESOME JUNE! I’m not going to lie, mine was pretty great too, even if I barely did anything (except the trip to LA at the start of the month, which was fun — except for traveling home). I’m so happy your June was fab, and that you got to do all the fun things ;) Here’s to hoping we have more awesome months ahead of us!

  2. Freda says:

    Happy July reading!

  3. YAY, SO HAPPY YOU GOT TO MEET KELLY AND GOT TO GO TO ALA AND BASICALLY HAD THE BEST TIME EVER. <333

    Eeeep, selfie with Ness! Goals, seriously haha.

    Hot damn, that Black Widow poster is amazing and I love the image you put as your phone's wallpaper. I need to read the comic hmm? =P

    I've also been in a reading slump so let's both defeat our slumps this month!

  4. Erin says:

    I absolutely love your blog. Your graphics could not be cuter!! <3

  5. wtf ALA was in California!? WHAT!? Damn it if I knew, I would’ve went because I live in California :( Well, there is always a next time. I’m glad you guys had fun though! I bet it was a blast. And a selfie with Patrick Ness!? That’s awesome!

    Boo reading slump! I hope it goes away because no one likes being stuck in a stupid slump.

  6. Shannelle says:

    I WANT ARMADA. But oh well, it’s not long now. ;__;
    And that’s nice! I remember you all excited over ALA on Twitter. Meeting up with bookish people is the best, and I love meeting up with PH bookish people too! We don’t have much conventions, except a large book fair, but signings are pretty fun too. I just don’t like it when there’s so many people. :/


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