September 30, 2016 • Cee • Monthly Recap


Picking up the pieces, that’s what September is.


My dad was finally cremated and inurned. 

It took a while (the funeral home only does one cremation a day), but he’s finally cremated and inurned. He can rest easily now. My family are still figuring out things without my dad. It sucks, but hey, we’re hanging in there.

My big sis visited yet again. 

This was the third trip my big sister made back home. Every two or so weeks. The first was just to visit since she hadn’t visited home in like three years; the second was because my dad was sick; and this time, it was to figure stuff out now that our dad is gone.I felt bad that she had to make another trip down (since she was essentially dropping everything in her life to help us). While she was here, she gifted me this sweet Batgirl figure (I nearly cried at the sight of it); helped me seal up holes in the kitchen; go through some of our dad’s old clothes; went shopping for good pants; and flailed about comic books. It was a productive trip. I am so blessed to have her in my life.

The Wicked + The Divine 1831 destroyed me. 

Look at these beauties! I couldn’t stop myself from getting both cover. They’re both so gorgeous. And the inside? Holy shit! SO MUCH LOVELINESS. I am incapable of describing to you its perfection; I can only shout words: Lake Geneva! Gorgeous prose. Stories. Frankenstein. Monsters. Fabulous art. THESE GODS (Imagine Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Lord Byron). MY HEART. SO PERFECT. I WANT MORE.

You should definitely read this. You don’t need to read the comic series to read this (since it spoils nothing and it’s a one-shot), but it’s better if you do for bigger impact. If you’re unsure why you should read The Wicked + The Divine, here are my reasons why you should.




Thank you for the books, Bloomsbury, Candlewick Press, and HMH Books for Young Readers.




Secret Coders + Paths & Portals


Sometimes We Tell the Truth


Read, read, read. Write, write, write. Comics, comics, comics. 

As usual.

How was your September? Anything you’re looking forward to in October like books or events?


8 Responses to “MONTHLY RECAP • Picking Up the Pieces (September 2016)”

  1. Kristin says:

    I have the same Batgirl figure! I really love Funko’s Rock Candy line. It’s so pretty! And ahh I just finally read the first volume of The Wicked and the Divine (I read the first issue when it came out forever ago but kept putting off the trade) and I was completely blown away by McKelvie’s gorgeous artwork (as always) and I love love love the story. I’m definitely going to pick up the one shot at my LCS along with Snotgirl this weekend!

  2. It’s nice that you and your sister got to spend so much quality time together. I’m sure you both needed it after everything.

  3. I’m glad you were able to spend time with your sister (love the Batgirl figure) but I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I’m sure that’s rough!

    I’ve read the first Wicked and Divine collection and I really need to continue on. This one-shot sounds awesome.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Sending you lots of positive thoughts!
    I’m super envious of everyone who has a copy of Crooked Kingdom! I’m impatiently waiting!

  5. Freda says:

    Sending positive vibes and prayers.

  6. I’m glad you were able to have a good time with your sister, despite the circumstances. I want to wish you and your family the best and I’m sending you all positive vibes <3

    The wicked + The divine really has my interest. The covers are gorgeous!

  7. Kyra Morris says:

    I’m glad you had a good time with your sister, sending you lots of hugs in this difficult time! x

  8. Alexa S. says:

    That Batgirl is so adorable! <3 And also, I'm still thinking of you and your family and sending you guys lots of hugs while you all figure out what to do.

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