How do you find out about events?

How do you find out about events?

I love going to author events. I love getting to meet authors and getting books signed. I love meeting new book lovers and making new friends. I love showing my support for both the author and the bookseller hosting the event. But I had a big problem. For someone who loves going to author events, I was pretty clueless to when these events were supposed to take place (or even the fact that they existed). I’ve always had a hard time finding author events to […]

Posted July 20, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 2 Comments

Time to Take a Trip Outside the USA

Time to Take a Trip Outside the USA

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. I thought it would be easy to come up with a list for this week- after all, there are thousands of books in the world. They can’t all be set in the US right? It sure felt that way, especially since it took me an hour to come up with more than one book. I guess that’s what I get for being an American book nerd. But without further ado, here are […]

Posted July 19, 2016 by Emz Chang in Fun Stuff, Meme / 4 Comments

Review – Amy & Rodger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Review – Amy & Rodger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Review: In five words: Cute novel about self discovery I thought Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour was a really cute read that filled me with wanderlust. Legit, I wanted to take a plane out to Cali and rent a car to drive back home. I really liked the little scrapbook aspect of it. All the little extras, the report cards, the receipts, pictures, postcards, playlists, etc, really added another dimension to the book. It made the story more real in a way that the words […]

Posted July 15, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

10 Things Book Bloggers Should NEVER Do

10 Things Book Bloggers Should NEVER Do

Every community has rules that need to be followed and actions that are considered taboo. No one is perfect. We are all humans (I think) and we all make a lot of mistakes. Heck, I’m pretty sure I’ve done at least half of the list below. But the important thing is that we learn from our own mistakes, as well as those that others make. Before I get any further, I have to make something clear about this post. The goal of this post is […]

Posted July 14, 2016 by Emz Chang in Thoughtful / 5 Comments

Wandering Around NYC – #blogboundcon Recap

Wandering Around NYC – #blogboundcon Recap

My recap of @blogboundcon is kind of really long and maybe rambly so here is a table of contents to help you. Just click on the link to go to that section (or you can just scroll down). There are also many [back to top] links in the post that will take you back up here. 🙂 Recap of my Overall Trip in NYC Recap of Blogbound Recap of Blogging Diversely (v.1) Recap of Building in the YA Community Recap of Publicists & Bloggers Recap […]

Posted July 13, 2016 by Emz Chang in Fun Stuff / 3 Comments

The Self Centered Post

The Self Centered Post

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This post is going to be all centered around me. Hence the title. Okay, what to say? What do say? That was not a great start. My name is…complicated. Because I made it complicated. I’m Emily, but I go by Emz online because there are way too many Emilys in the world. That being said, I really don’t care which name I get called. Given that really only one of my friends […]

Posted July 12, 2016 by Emz Chang in Life, Meme / 8 Comments

Staying Current and in the Know Reading Wise

Staying Current and in the Know Reading Wise

It’s so hard for me to keep up with all the “popular” and must read books. Especially, since I feel like I’m being pulled in two different directions. My friends in real life want me to read books like Divergent (which I read roughly five years ago) and The Selection. My blogging friends… well, I can’t remember what they want me to read BECAUSE THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY. Besides being split between two worlds, I’m also being split between two times. My blogging friends […]

I’ll Be Going to @blogboundcon on Sunday!

I’ll Be Going to @blogboundcon on Sunday!

I’ve been blogging since Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey in the fall of 2012. And despite only living a 2-hour train ride away from NYC and all of its events, I’ve never really been to a convention for book lovers and bloggers. Sure, I’ve been to book signings (my local B&N is very good at convincing authors to visit central Jersey), but never a major convention. Since I’ve started blogging, I’ve had three chances to go to BEA and BookCon (2016 was in Chicago so […]

Posted July 6, 2016 by Emz Chang in Bookish, Help / 2 Comments

It’s a Shame These Books Have Less Than 20,000 Ratings on Goodreads

It’s a Shame These Books Have Less Than 20,000 Ratings on Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. I have finally decided to give this meme a try. The concept sounds fun but I am really bad at picking things so we’ll see how this goes. Okay, so in no particular order. Just kidding, I lied. Sorted from books with the least ratings to the ones with the most, here are my top ten books (plus a bonus) I enjoyed that have under 20,000 ratings on Goodreads. 1. Through the […]

Posted July 5, 2016 by Emz Chang in Fun Stuff, Meme / 11 Comments

Suffering from Bookish Amnesia

Suffering from Bookish Amnesia

Okay, I’ll admit it. I suffer from what I refer to as bookish amnesia. I pride myself on having a pretty good memory (as long as it’s not school related hehe). I can cite authors and the titles they wrote. I can tell you the order of books in a series and the year they were published (usually). I can – I just have a good memory, okay? But… it does fail me pretty often. Stories are fresh in my mind for a good week […]

Posted July 4, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments