March 11, 2017 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

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Inspired by What She ReadsPure Imagination Blog, and Stacked.

I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?

Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe), and discuss cover changes.

(A big special thanks to Georgie at What She Reads for bestowing me this fabulous name and to Charlotte at The Simple Tales for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)

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Cover Change: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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March 9, 2017 • Cee • Letters

Dear Lauren Karcz & The Gallery of Unfinished Girls,

Mercedes Moreno is an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasn’t been able to paint anything worthwhile in the past year.

Her lack of inspiration might be because her abuela is in a coma. Or the fact that Mercedes is in love with her best friend, Victoria, but is too afraid to admit her true feelings.

Despite Mercedes’s creative block, art starts to show up in unexpected ways. A piano appears on her front lawn one morning, and a mysterious new neighbor invites Mercedes to paint with her at the Red Mangrove Estate.

At the Estate, Mercedes can create in ways she hasn’t ever before. But Mercedes can’t take anything out of the Estate, including her new-found clarity. Mercedes can’t live both lives forever, and ultimately she must choose between this perfect world of art and truth and a much messier reality.Goodreads

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March 6, 2017 • Cee • Discussion

In February, I did a decent job with my TBR list? Not as great as I want it to be, but just plain ole decent.

For those who do not know, Too Much TBR is a way to help me see which books I really need to read and tackle them. Is it effective? Perhaps. It helps a lot seeing a visual of the books on my TBR pile.

Let’s discuss what I read last month, and what I’m reading this month!

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March 3, 2017 • Cee • Comics

The internship program at the Time Museum is a little unusual. For one thing, kids as young as twelve get to apply for these prestigious summer jobs. And as for the applicant pool . . . well, these kids come from all over history.

When Delia finds herself working at the Time Museum, the last thing she expects is to be sent on time-traveling adventures with an unlikely gang of kids from across the eons. From a cave-boy to a girl from the distant future, Delia’s team represents nearly all of human history! They’re going to need all their skills for the challenge they’ve got in store . . . defending the Time Museum itself!

If you found a secret museum containing all types of artifacts and people that are from different time periods, you would visit that place in a heartbeat, right? The Time Museum is that place that will show you all the wonders in the world you’re missing out on. This place is heaven on Earth for a girl like Delia Bean.

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February 28, 2017 • Cee • Monthly Recap

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What a blur February was. One minute, it was Galentine’s Day, and then Love-A-Thon, and then the end o the month? I don’t know where the time went.

WHAT’S UP?

In February—

  • I co-hosted Love-A-Thon with Alexa, Kristin, & Mel, and it was fan-fucking-tastic! 

Love-A-Thon is consistently my favorite bookish event in this community because there’s just so much love and positivity! I’m bummed I wasn’t able to be around talking to people via their blogs and on Twitter (I had work all weekend).  This event shows again how awesome this community can be. I’m so blown away by the many people who decided to partake. Keep the love, joy, and positivity year-round!

  • I’ve been working mainly.

Soooo yeah.

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February 27, 2017 • Cee • Reviews

Traveler by L.E. Delano • February 7, 2017 • Swoon Reads (Macmillan)
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Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all cupcakes, pirates, and fantasy lifestyles – Jessa is dying over and over again in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it… This Jessa is going to live.

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I received this book for free from Swoon Reads (Macmillan) for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “There are few things in the world that I find more painful than being forced to sit on a cold metal folding chair in front of a home improvement store selling candy for the Spanish Club.”

DNF AT CHAPTER 14

If I had read Traveler a few years ago, I may have liked it. (Though, probably not.)

Like The Edge of Everything, Traveler promised me something I loved reading about—alternate realities—but it failed to wow me. You’d think people who can “slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities” to be exciting, but it just isn’t here.

The start of Traveler didn’t suck me in (it starts with Jessa being bored out of her mind waiting on the candy to arrive for her school’s Spanish club and writing stories about a mysterious dude who she can’t get out of her mind); the characters were bland (nothing truly memorable about them that I remember); it played on typical plots and tropes I see a lot in Young Adult (instalove, love triangles, Chosen One), and you know what? I find that so boring to read. I felt like I read this book already in All Our Yesterdays.

Should you read TravelerNah, go read All Our Yesterdays for something that’s similar but better.


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