Archive for September, 2021


September 26, 2021 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover


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.)


HC vs. PB: The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski

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September 14, 2021 • Cee • Reviews

The Lost Girls by Sonia Hartl • September 14, 2021 • Page Street Kids
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Getting over Your Vampire Ex is as Easy as Killing Him and Stealing His Girlfriend

Holly Liddell has been stuck with crimped hair since 1987 when she agreed to let her boyfriend, Elton, turn her into a vampire. But when he ditches her at a gas station a few decades into their eternity together, she realizes that being young forever actually means working graveyard shifts at Taco Bell, sleeping in seedy motels, and being supernaturally compelled to follow your ex from town to town—at least until Holly meets Elton’s other exes.

It seems that Holly isn’t the only girl Elton seduced into this wretched existence. He turned Ida in 1921, then Rose in 1954, and he abandoned them both before Holly was even born. Now Rose and Ida want to kill him before he can trick another girl into eternal adolescence, and they’ll need Holly’s help to do it. And once Holly starts falling for Elton’s vulnerable new conquest, Parker, she’ll do anything to save her.

To kill Elton for good, Holly and her friends will have to dig up their pasts, rob a bank, and reconcile with the people they’ve hurt in their search for eternal love. And to win the girl, Holly will have to convince Parker that she’s more than just Elton’s crazy ex—even though she is trying to kill him.


I received this book for free from Page Street Kids for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “Welcome to Taco Bell. Order when ready.”

When your vampire ex breaks up with you and tries to turn other teenage girls, it’s time for him to die.

Immortality sucks when you’re a sixteen year old vampire trying to get over your shitty ex and working at Taco Bell to make ends meet. It isn’t the fairytale ending that Holly Liddell envisioned when Elton Irving promised her eternal love. But here she is now with forever ‘80s crimped hair, nursing a broken heart. And when she meets Rose and Ida—two girls who had also been turned and discarded decades ago—well, Elton’s gotta die.

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September 10, 2021 • Cee • Discussion

BOOKS IN HAND—a blog feature where I show the top-selling books at my bookstore!

In the past 12 months, my bookstore has been selling an insaneeeee amount of manga, and what do I do with that knowledge? See which ones customers are asking for!

And that’s what this post is—seeing the top selling mangas of August 2021! (There was no post for June because I forgot to look up the information.)


Jujutsu Kaisen Vol. 11 | Demon Slayer Vol. 23 | Toilet-bound Hanako-Kun Vol. 1 |
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Vol. 1 | Soul Eater Vol. 1

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September 6, 2021 • Cee • Discussion

We’re selling a lot of the same books now, and I can’t wait to see new titles.

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 2021!


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