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March 20, 2015 • Cee • Giveaway



Happy first day of Spring, guys!

And since Winter is officially no more and Spring is here, it’s time to do some cleaning! And cleaning for me is getting rid of books I’ve read or am not planning to read, which is good news for you! Because you get books!

That’s why I decided to partake in the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop, which is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and will run from March 20-25th!

I have a box of YA books that need a new home; it needs someone who will love and cherish them. It’s a mixture of finished copies + ARCs (that you will see below), ranging from fantasy to contemporary. A lot from Scholastic. So many awesome books. Hopefully, you will enjoy these books. (Somebody has to! ;D)

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November 15, 2014 • Cee • Giveaway

Oh hey! I promise you have not made the wrong left turn into my blog, The Novel Hermit. I’d say it was fate that brought you here, or the fairy godmothers over at Cuddlebuggery, who are the ones hosting this awesome blog hop.


I am Cee, and this beautiful blog is almost two years old (in December)! What you’ll find on here are: bookish talkings, cover ogling (also known as “Holy, Mother Cover”), typography love (aka “You’re Just My Type”), and soon-to-be comic books squealing. I started this blog because I wanted an outlet to write about what I love and find people who shared that love. And voila! Here, the Novel Hermit, stands.

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November 4, 2014 • Cee • Reviews

claudia gray-a thousand pieces of you

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
November 4, 2014
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Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

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September 24, 2014 • Cee • Events



Named a 2011 Young Adult Library Services Association “Best Fiction for Young Adults pick” for her debut novel, The Sky is Everywhere, Not Your Mother’s Book Club™ proudly presents presents highly acclaimed author Jandy Nelson sharing her latest masterpiece, I’ll Give You the Sun. With rave reviews by the likes of New York Times-bestselling authors Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi, I’ll Give You the Sunis a radiant novel which will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

Joining Jandy is actress and audio book narrator Julia Whelan, who provided narration for Jandy’s audio recording of I’ll Give You the Sun. Julia has co-starred in Fifteen and Pregnant alongside Kirsten Dunst (1998), played Grace Manning in the Golden Globe-winning television series Once and Again (1999-2002), and was the star of the film The Secret Life of Zoey alongside Mia Farrow (2002).

No matter what, I had to see Jandy Nelson. I needed to tell her that I’ll Give You The Sun destroyed me. Rain nor shine. I was going to tell her. Absolutely imperative to my health. And see her I did.

I walked almost a mile to get to the bookstore, only because I had time to kill so I got off the train a stop earlier. (Note to self: Don’t walk the way you did. Not very safe.) And when I got to the bookstore, I was early enough that I got a very good seat.

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August 20, 2014 • Cee • Giveaway


Well, it’s nearly the end of Summer in a couple of weeks, and you know what that means? It’s time to clean my shelf! It’s been a while since I’ve done one on the blog. I’ve been slowly getting rid of books I don’t want anymore so I can make room on my book shelf. (There’s no actual space.) I decided to take part in the Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop, which is hosted by Bookhounds and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.

I have books that need a new home! They are all lonely from being neglected by me. (Only because I’ve finished the books.) What books am I talking about? Well, Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally and a signed copy of Unremembered by Jessica Brody! Those are the two books I’m giving away.

If you’re excited to read a contemporary YA about an awesome teenage girl who’s the star quarterback of her school’s football team, and sci-fi about an amnesiac who was the only survivor of a plane crash even though there’s no record of her, go forth and win!


  • This contest is only opened to the US. (Too broke to send it anywhere else.)
  • The giveaway will run from August 20 to August 27, 2013.
  • You must be 13 years (with your parent’s permission) or older.
  • You will be disqualified if you pick up entries you haven’t done.
  • If the winner does not respond to my e-mail within 48 hours, I will have to choose another winner.
  • I am not responsible for any items lost in the mail.

Don’t you want to win? Click here!

Check out what books these people are giving away!

December 19, 2013 • Cee • Blog News

That’s right!



I can’t believe it’s been a year. It feels like I’ve been blogging less than that (especially since the first six months were pretty lackluster for my blog in terms of post and interacting in the book community). It’s pretty amazing I lasted this long talking about books. I was apprehensive about sharing my thoughts about books because I didn’t think I’d be able to convey my thoughts and feelings clearly, but I did and it’s awesome.

In the beginning, I hadn’t put on my blogging cap. I had recently graduated college and was utterly confused on what I wanted to do. I’m no stranger to blogging; I’ve had a personal blog for a while, but I wanted an outlet where I could talk about books. Creating a book blog made sense. For the first four months, I only did a bunch of memes (mainly Top Ten Tuesday, Waiting on Wednesday, and Stacking the Shelves) with the occasional review. I’m not proud of those times. I just wasn’t comfortable doing anything else. I hadn’t found my voice and I was feeling distant to the book community. But thank you for Armchair BEA. Discussions really help me open up. I slowly eased myself into a regular schedule and started visiting other blogs, but I feel like the turning point was August. I became more active than I had ever been the previous months. (I essentially traded tumblr for twitter and it was a good choice.) It makes me incredibly happy that I’ve met incredibly people – authors and bloggers.

I have to give a bunch of shout-outs to fellow bloggers (who I really consider my friends) for making this community frickin’ awesome.

Kelly (of Effortlessly Reading) | Christine (of Oh Chrys)
Stacie (of The Shy Book Nerd) | Arial (of In Italics)
Stormy (of Book.Blog.Bake) | Nikki (of The Paper Sea)
Claire (of Bitches With Books) | Nikki (of There Were Books Involved)

You’ve all been totally awesome to me when I feel like I don’t deserve it. Thanks for putting up with my jokes and my squealing about fonts and narwhals. And I have to thank every one of you who tweeted me or commented on my blog. You do not know how much I appreciate your comments. They brighten up my day. Every one of you make this book community more awesome! *hugs all of you*

For me, blogging will forever be an intricate part of my life. It has allowed me to be vocal about my opinions on books and to create surprisingly decent graphics.

Here’s to another year of The Novel Hermit! I hope to get to know everybody (and this book community) better! *cheers*giveawayfestivo

In honor of my first book blogoversary (and my appreciation to fellow bloggers and readers), I am giving away a book of your choice ($20) from my favorite author list!

Diana PeterfreundRainbow Rowell | Daniel Handler | Rachel Hawkins
Melina Marchetta | Kasie WestMarissa Meyer | Victoria Schwab
Susan Ee | Brandon Sanderson | Sarah J. Maas | Sarah Rees Brennan

You can decide to get one hardcover book OR two paperbacks as long as it’s $20. It can be a pre-order (if you want and are willing to wait until the publishing date).

The rules:

  • This contest is opened internationally (as long as The Book Depository delivers to you).
  • The giveaway will run from December 19 to December 31, 2013.
  • You must be 13 years (with your parent’s permission) or older.
  • You will be disqualified if you pick up entries you haven’t done.
  • If the winner does not respond to my e-mail within 48 hours, I will have to choose another winner.
  • I am not responsible for any items lost in the mail.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Since my discussion post about annoying comments, I’m quite strict on comments. If I see a comment that’s a couple of words and doesn’t say anything substantial, that entry will be disqualified. I’d like you to be considerate of my feelings on those annoying comments.

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For Arial & Christine —
the ribbon is from “Beragarmont Ornaments” | “The Novel Hermit” – Amatic SC | “1 Year” – Su | “blogoversary” – Callie Hands