Archive for February, 2015

 

February 21, 2015 • Cee • Events

The Book Blogger Love-a-Thon, hosted by Alexa and Katelyn, is an event dedicated to spreading the love for blogs + bloggers! It’s time dedicated to exploring the blogging community, leaving a comment or two, meeting new friends and fostering positivity among the bloggers of the community.

Confession: I’ve never made a spine poem before. I always find them so awkward and stilted. However, I decided to give it a try, and oh boy, after staring at my shelves for 15 minutes, I managed to create a lovely spine poem. And here it is:

Across A Star Swept Sea,
These Broken Stars
Tell the Wolves I’m Home
Since You’ve Been Gone

What do you think about my poem? 




February 21, 2015 • Cee • Events

The Book Blogger Love-a-Thon, hosted by Alexa and Katelyn, is an event dedicated to spreading the love for blogs + bloggers! It’s time dedicated to exploring the blogging community, leaving a comment or two, meeting new friends and fostering positivity among the bloggers of the community.

Hello, dear friends!

If this is your first time visiting, welcome to The Novel Hermit!

I’m Cee, creator of this lovely blog where you will find a lot of discussion about awesome books, gorgeous book covers designs, and awesome fonts! Beyond my blog, you will learn that I’m a big sucker for found families (ALL THE FEEEELS!), comic book ladies, heists, tragic high society parties, Sebastian Stan’s grumpy face, Eyebrow King Lee Pace, typography, and plenty of other stuff I can’t remember at the moment.

I’m so pumped to partake in this awesome event! I only participated last year in the Twitter chats, and oh boy, they were so wonderful and full of love. This year, I wanted to partake in everything! (Most of everything, at least.)

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February 18, 2015 • Cee • Letters

Dear Adam Silvera and More Happy Than Not,

Oh boy, LGBT and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind-esque? Where do I sign up?

Happiness shouldn’t be this hard

The Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-relief procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto — miracle cure-alls don’t tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. But Aaron can’t forget how he’s grown up poor or how his friends aren’t always there for him. Like after his father committed suicide in their one bedroom apartment. Aaron has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it’s not enough.

Then Thomas shows up. He has a sweet movie-watching setup on his roof, and he doesn’t mind Aaron’s obsession with a popular fantasy series. There are nicknames, inside jokes. Most importantly, Thomas doesn’t mind talking about Aaron’s past. But Aaron’s newfound happiness isn’t welcome on his block. Since he’s can’t stay away from Thomas or suddenly stop being gay, Aaron must turn to Leteo to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he is.

Adam Silvera’s extraordinary debut novel offers a unique confrontation of race, class and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.Goodreads

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February 13, 2015 • Cee • Events

Today is February 13th, and do you know what this special day is? Galentine’s Day!

You are probably asking:

And well,

It’s a day, coined by the amazing Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation, to celebrate all the awesome ladies and female friendships in the world! You don’t need Valentine’s Day! Galentine’s Day is all you need.

Charlotte and I decided to celebrate Galentine’s Day because 1. Leslie Knope told us to and 2. we get to talk about all the awesome fictional ladies (from books, comics, movies, + TV shows) we adore! How can we say no to that?! It is one of the besttttt day of the year.

Galentine’s Day is a perfect alternative to Valentine’s Day because you get to celebrate awesome ladies and female friendships! So let’s talk about my favorite fictional ladies!

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February 12, 2015 • 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.)

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and what’s the best way to prepare for it? My answer: showcasing twelve book covers with hearts on it!

Yes, twelve covers. It’s because of two reasons: 1. it’s hard to narrow down the covers with hearts on it because these covers use the hearts so creatively (it’s all sooooo pretty) and 2. it makes a dozen! And you know what’s given on Valentine’s Day that’s a dozen? ;P (Yes, I’m weirdddd, but it’s the spirit of loveeeeee.)

Let’s see if you have hearts in your eyes because of these covers. ;D

THEME: Hearts <3!

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February 10, 2015 • Cee • Letters

Dear Nicole Burstein and The Other Girl,

SUPERHEROES, DID YOU SAY? GIMMMMEEEE.

Louise and Erica have been best friends since forever. They’re closer than sisters and depend on each other for almost everything. Just one problem: Erica has superpowers.

When Erica isn’t doing loop-the-loops in the sky or burning things with her heat pulse powers, she needs Louise to hold her non-super life together. After all, the girls still have homework, parents and boys to figure out. But being a superhero’s BFF is not easy, especially as trouble has a way of seeking them out. Soon Louise discovers that Erica might be able to survive explosions and fly faster than a speeding bullet, but she can’t win every fight by herself.

Life isn’t a comic book – it’s even crazier than that.Goodreads

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