5 Time Management Tips + JORD Giveaway

5 Time Management Tips + JORD Giveaway

Today’s post is brought you by JORD Watches, who specializes in making elegant wooden watches for both women and men. Get a Watch It’s always great to have a watch, and I’m not just saying that because I’m collaborating with JORD on this post. Watches, especially JORD watches, typically do two things really well. They help you look great and put together and of course, tell time. I love how my Frankie Dark Sandalwood & Smoke is classy and unique and not too too flashy. […]

Posted August 9, 2018 by Emz Chang in college, Life / 0 Comments

10 Books I’d Mash Together

10 Books I’d Mash Together

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s prompt is “Books I’d Mash Together” which is fun because there are a bunch of crossovers I’d love to read, if I’m ever given the chance. So, in no particular order… Gallagher Girls + Heist Society These two are both series written by Ally Carter and they have so many elements that’d fit well together. Plus, we technically already got a little crossover […]

Posted August 7, 2018 by Emz Chang in bookish memes / 0 Comments

6 Books that Lived Up to the Hype

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is “popular books that lived up to the hype”. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty difficult to come up with this list. Hence, why yet again, I’m only going to talk about 6 books when this is called “Top TEN Tuesday”. Needless to say, I don’t have the best track record with hype books. Not that I think all hyped […]

Posted July 31, 2018 by Emz Chang in bookish memes / 0 Comments

Review – Grace and Fury

Review – Grace and Fury

Setting the Scene: 5? 6 Word Summary #GirlPower story about two sisters. Mood Before Reading In need of a good read. (Hey, that rhymes!) Review: There’s going to be a book two right? I need it asap! Grace and Fury is a feminist story of two sisters, Serina and Nomi, forced into roles they are completely unprepared to play. It’s a tremendous empowering story battling a kingdom’s misogynistic ways. Okay first off, the world building was so good that I got so angry reading this […]

Posted July 26, 2018 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Review – Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Setting the Scene: 10 Word Summary The story of two girls from different times. Mood Before Reading A bit of a reading slump. Really craving a good book to read. Review: Furyborn tells the stories of two different girls, Rielle and Eliana, from two different times. One from the past, the other from the present. Furyborn is definitely one of the more interesting reads I’ve read so far this year. The whole time difference concept and how the stories of the two main characters are […]

Posted July 12, 2018 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

6 Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

6 Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “best books I’ve read in 2018 (so far)” or a throwback topic. Because I haven’t exactly read a lot of really good books this year, I decided to go the throwback route and discuss some books I’d give my arm (figuratively speaking) to get early. The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken Expected Pub Date: July 31, 2018 This is a […]

Posted July 10, 2018 by Emz Chang in bookish memes / 2 Comments

Unlikable Female Characters

Unlikable Female Characters

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend an author panel including Claire Legrand and a couple of authors. They discussed a lot of interesting topics, but I think one of the most thought-provoking ones was unlikable characters. More specifically, unlikable female characters. Claire mentioned that she makes it a point to write unlikable female characters after she was told stories with them wouldn’t sell as well as others without them. That remark really got me thinking. Unlikable female characters are kind of […]

Posted July 9, 2018 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 1 Comment

The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse

The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse

Setting the Scene: 7 Word Summary Fun adventure filled with drama and reality. Mood Before Reading Just finished finals week and need a pick me up. Review: The Summer of Us is about a group of friends, two girls, Aubrey and Rae, in particular, and their journey across Europe during the summer after their senior year of high school. What makes this story unique is its distinctive blend of tv-like drama and events rooted in emotional reality. I’ve never been on a cross-continent trip with […]

Posted June 5, 2018 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Review – TIME BOMB by Joelle Charbonneau

Review – TIME BOMB by Joelle Charbonneau

 Setting the Scene:Mood Before ReadingGot a bookish hangover from reading Illunimae.Review in 8 WordsGood characters and message but a tad predictable.Review:Overall, I had a nice time reading Time Bomb. It’s a quick read, and while I liked enjoyed the story, it lacked some of the traditional thriller qualities.Time Bomb is much more character driven than plot driven, which is unusual for a thriller. And while I loved watching the characters develop as I turned the pages, it did take something away from the thriller. I […]

Posted March 13, 2018 by Emz Chang in review / 1 Comment

My 8 Bookish Resolutions for 2018

My 8 Bookish Resolutions for 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by The Broke and Bookish. It has relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl for the time being. It’s a new year which means new goals! Or least a renewed interest in accomplishing old ones. Anyways, here are my 8 bookish resolutions for 2018! Reading Goals Read 26 Books My main bookish goal for 2018 is to read 26 books, or approximately one book every other week. That’s around how many I managed to read in 2017 […]

Posted January 16, 2018 by Emz Chang in bookish memes / 11 Comments