Archive for June, 2014

 

June 17, 2014 • Cee • Typography

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I love fonts. You can say I’m obsessed with collecting them all. It’s no secret to those who know me. You’re Just My Type is a new feature where I showcase the fonts I absolutely adore and use. And hopefully, you will love the fonts I pick. Add all of them to your font collection! Let it grow!

It feels like it’s been forever since I properly picked out fonts. It’s not quite like riding a bicycle, but hey, I still feel the same joy of finding new fonts!

Also, I have a fabulous new banner! (A joint effort by Charlotte and I, for once!) Isn’t it adorable? I wanted the banner to be like an airplane flying with a love note in the banner for all to see. A boat works better for my blog because y’know, it’s very ocean-themed. ;D border

Designed by Joshua Brooks

Fun fact: When I was younger, I thought that if you swallowed the watermelon seeds, it’ll grow in your stomach, so I rarely ate them because I feared one will grow in my stomach.

Watermelon is a great cursive-esque font. It has a good weight though. I like that it isn’t so swoopy. It doesn’t really remind me of watermelons, but it looks summery. (It’s the name.) As Charlotte said, “I could see it on a poster selling lemonade.” I agree with that! Slap this font on a sign, and you’re golden.

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June 16, 2014 • 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 Gypsy Reviews for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)

Summer will officially start on June 21st, and what better way to celebrate the start of summer by taking a look at Sarah Dessen’s summery book covers?

For the next eleven weeks, I will be showcasing the cover of Sarah Dessen’s books. Yes, you heard that right. Eleven. Weeks. Eleven glorious Sarah Dessen book covers. Her books are the embodiment of summer. It will be awesome.

Shall we start?

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June 14, 2014 • Cee • Reviews

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
March 1, 2014
Harper Teen
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Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there’s only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.

Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother’s best friend really be?

Tails: The theater geek…with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart’s interests–even if he wants to share all his feelings?

Heart’s simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all…

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Before she left, my mom gave me three things: (1) her wedding ring, (2) a closet full of kick-as vintage clothing, and (3) the worst name in the world.

I enjoyed Ask Again Later more than I expected, but the ridiculous drama that happened to Heart made me irritated. How many bad things will happen to Heart throughout prom? A LOT. I found myself shaking my head. The book is formatted like Pivot Point and Just Like Fate, where it presents two different alternate realities based on Heart’s choices — the first is going to prom with her brother’s best friend, Troy, where Heart is plagued with disasters and the second is going to prom with Ryan, the Theater techie, who has a secret that he confides to Heart.

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June 13, 2014 • Cee • Discussion

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I always dread it when books that are made into movies get a movie tie-in cover like the ones you see here:

You can expect it to happen 100% of the time.

And I’m not a fan.

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June 11, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Afterworlds
by Scott Westerfeld
September 25, 2014
Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
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Pre-order: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository

Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she’s made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings… Told in alternating chapters is Darcy’s novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the ‘Afterworld’ to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved – and terrifying – stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.

 

Why I’m waiting?

A book within a book? Loveeeee it.

I’m pretty pumped about this especially after I’ve heard that Afterworlds is basically two books in one, and that it’s partially inspired by National Novel Writing Month. It’s probably a book that will either be a hit or a miss depending on how the stories are presented, but I’m excited!

What books are you waiting on?





June 5, 2014 • 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 Gypsy Reviews for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)

COVER CHANGE: Hold Still by Nina LaCour

Today, we look at the cover Hold Still by Nina LaCour!

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