December 3, 2020 • Cee • Discussion

Where did the time go? November passed by so fast, and here we are in December. But we aren’t talking about December, we’re talking about November and the books that people bought. 

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 November 2020!

FICTION

Rhythm of War by Brandon SandersonDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol. 18 | My Hero Academia Vol. 1 | The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerMiss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

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Where did the time go? November passed by so fast, and here we are in December. But we aren’t talking about December, we’re talking about November and the books that people bought. 

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 November 2020!

FICTION

Rhythm of War by Brandon SandersonDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol. 18 | My Hero Academia Vol. 1 | The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerMiss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

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November 5, 2020 • Cee • Discussion

September is here, what are the books people bought? 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 October 2020!

FICTION

The Chain by Adrian McKintyThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoThings in Jars by Jess Kidd | Dune by Frank HerbertLovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

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September is here, what are the books people bought? 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 October 2020!

FICTION

The Chain by Adrian McKintyThe Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoThings in Jars by Jess Kidd | Dune by Frank HerbertLovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

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October 30, 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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US vs. UK: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

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October 23, 2020 • Cee • Comics

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I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

Hi, remember this? It’s actually been a year since the last time I’ve posted about graphic novels I’m excited about that were coming out. I didn’t mean to stop doing these—2020 just hasn’t been kind.

But I’m ready to talk about all the graphic novels I’m so pumped for, which includes the amazing Trung Le Nguyen (aka Trungles)’s GN, witches and seances, and much more. When you read the synopsis, you’ll understand why these graphic novels are most wanted.

Let’s check out what graphic novels were released this fall for kids and teens!

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October 12, 2020 • Cee • Reviews

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik • September 29, 2020 • Del Rey Books
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver comes the story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic.

I decided that Orion Lake needed to die after the second time he saved my life.

Everyone loves Orion Lake. Everyone else, that is. Far as I’m concerned, he can keep his flashy combat magic to himself. I’m not joining his pack of adoring fans.

I don’t need help surviving the Scholomance, even if they do. Forget the hordes of monsters and cursed artifacts, I’m probably the most dangerous thing in the place. Just give me a chance and I’ll level mountains and kill untold millions, make myself the dark queen of the world.

At least, that’s what the world expects me to do. Most of the other students in here would be delighted if Orion killed me like one more evil thing that’s crawled out of the drains. Sometimes I think they want me to turn into the evil witch they assume I am. The school itself certainly does.

But the Scholomance isn’t getting what it wants from me. And neither is Orion Lake. I may not be anyone’s idea of the shining hero, but I’m going to make it out of this place alive, and I’m not going to slaughter thousands to do it, either.

Although I’m giving serious consideration to just one.

With flawless mastery, Naomi Novik creates a heroine for the ages—a character so sharply realized and so richly nuanced that she will live on in hearts and minds for generations to come.

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First sentence: “I decided that Orion needed to die after the second time he saved my life.”

Imagine yourself going to a magic school where there are no teachers and the school is actively trying to kill you. That’s the Scholomance.

Your main goal is to survive until graduation, lest you be food for all the creepy monsters that lurk in the underbelly of the school, picking off unknowing students who don’t have anybody to watch their back in the cafeteria or in the staircase. There’s no teachers, and you learn your magic—whether it’s on the Alchemist track or the language track or wherever—on your own with constant threats to your life if you’re not careful. That sounds intriguing, right?

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October 8, 2020 • Cee • Discussion
September is here, what are the books people bought? 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 September 2020!
FICTION

Dune by Frank HerbertRed At The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson | The Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoA Magical Match by Juliet BlackwellThere There by Tommy Orange

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September is here, what are the books people bought? 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 September 2020!
FICTION

Dune by Frank HerbertRed At The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson | The Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoA Magical Match by Juliet BlackwellThere There by Tommy Orange

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