Archive for December, 2020

 

December 31, 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!

Welcome to this color-coordinated YA book covers! Full of books that came out in 2020 with gorgeous covers! These are the covers that made me stop in my tracks and go “huh, let me stare at this gorgeous piece of work for a while.” These absolutely mesmerized me, and I wonder if they do to you too.

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December 30, 2020 • Cee • Discussion

You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one, and I wanted to write about what books customers have been asking for during the holiday season.

All bookstores are different, so the customers coming in ask for different things—which they shouldn’t be coming into the store because we are in shelter in place due to COVID. These are just the books the customers in my area asked for during the past week leading up to the Holidays in 2020.

This list isn’t a conclusive list; the books here are the ones that I’ve remembered because I’ve been asked about it a bazillion times or I’ve seen customers holding it.

The Vanishing Half by Brit BennettMexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-GarciaThe Midnight Library by Matt HaigHamnet by Maggie O’Farrell | Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

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December 27, 2020 • Cee • Blog News

Twas a few days after Christmas that I decide to post something to commemorate my eighth anniversary (which was on December 19).

Can I use the pandemic as an excuse that I forgot The Novel Hermit’s Eighth blogoversary?

Because it’s been a tough year for me. I wasn’t as productive as I hoped I be with most of my focuses going into other parts in my life.

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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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