September 3, 2020 • Cee • Discussion

Annnnnnnd we are back with another Books in Hand!!

It has made a return after taking a few months off due to the pandemic. 

During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of! And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling books of August 2020!

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Dune by Frank HerbertThe Promised Neverland Vol. 1 | The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett | Circe by Madeline Miller | My Hero Academia Vol. 1

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August 30, 2020 • Cee • Comics
All-America Comix (One-shot) by Joe Casey and Dustin Nguyen • July 1, 2020 • Image Comics

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Her last name is VASQUEZ! Her first name…says it all! And when confronted with the hidden secret of the universe, you won’t believe the cosmic truth she uncovers! Brought to you by the Wildcats Version 3.0 team of JOE CASEY and DUSTIN NGUYEN—reunited for the first time in fifteen years!

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Is that America Chavez—? Oh no, it’s actually America Vasquez—an alternate America Chavez, but…not? She’s familiar with the same attitude, the super strength, and the ability to fly and travel through dimensions. All-America Comix has similar characters you’d find in Marvel works—both in personality and visuals—but with very, very small differences. Almost like bootleg versions. It doesn’t read as a ~poke fun at these characters type of story, instead it’s like a ~what could’ve been~ that takes readers absolutely nowhere.

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August 23, 2020 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

You know what’s even better than a book with a good story? When that book has an awesome cover!

This is not your typical YA anthology-type post where I tell you these are the books that you should get on your TBR list, no siree! (There are plenty of posts for that, so I don’t want to recycle what has already been said.) This is the “look at these gorgeous YA anthology covers!!!”

Behold!

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August 4, 2020 • Cee • Discussion
Look what’s back! It feels like a lifetime ago since the last time I made a “Books in Hand” post. It can’t be helped since mid-March, the world closed down, and I couldn’t go back to work. Things did change in April that allowed me to go back to work at my bookstore without the presence of customers, which was very nice. Because there were no customers from April-mid June, it’s difficult to put together this type of post. Not anymore! I’m back, baby! So without further ago, you ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one! During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of! And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling books of July 2020!
FICTION

The Vanishing Half by Brit BennettThe Order by Daniel SilvaMy Hero Academia Vol. 24Sex and Vanity by Kevin KwanStreet Rap by Shaun Sinclair

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May 26, 2020 • Cee • Discussion

We are living in the darkest timeline.

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April 14, 2020 • 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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In this new cover change post, we talk about the cover redesigns for three of Jodi Lynn Anderson’s books! And it comes to no surprise that I have fallen in love with the paperbacks. Hardcover, who? I love that these three very different book match each other.

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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