How do you get over a book hangover?

How do you get over a book hangover?

I’m not legally allowed to consume alcohol in the United States, but that doesn’t mean I’m not hungover right now. Yes, that’s right, I’m currently suffering from a bookish hangover. You know, the ones you get after you read a particularly good (or sometimes bad) book that you can’t get over. When all you can do is think about that book and its characters. When nothing else is interesting or nice and bright and shiny as that book. Yeah, that. So how do you deal […]

Posted May 3, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 0 Comments

Series Review – Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Series Review – Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

I finally finished reading the Pushing the Limits series (or all the published books at least). I’m lazy so naturally I decided to write a short review for each one instead of a full, longer one. I also decided to stick them all on one post with snippets of my reviews of Pushing the Limits and Breaking the Rules (because I actually did fully review them). So here we are. Just click on the + sign to reveal each review (you can click – to […]

Posted April 25, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

6 Reasons Why I Love Antiheroes (and You Should Too)

6 Reasons Why I Love Antiheroes (and You Should Too)

I’m so excited to be a part of Nefarious Tales, an event created by Mishma at Chasing Faerytales. To read the posts from the other blogs participating in this awesome event, check out Mishma’s kick off post. 🙂 As much as I love a good villain, I love a good well-written antihero more. There’s just something about them that… I’ll tell you later. For now, here are 6 reasons why I love antiheroes (and why you should love appreciate them too). They’re Complex Antiheroes are […]

Posted April 22, 2016 by Emz Chang in Fun Stuff, Investigated / 6 Comments

A Bookworm’s Guide to Celebrating Earth Day

A Bookworm’s Guide to Celebrating Earth Day

Earth Day is coming up on this Friday. You know, April 22nd. So I thought I would create a guide to help my fellow bookworms celebrate it. But before we can get to how to celebrate Earth Day, a history lesson is in order. Because what’s the point in celebrating when you don’t know what you’re celebrating? (No, it is not a day to celebrate Gaea’s defeat, you Percy Jackson fans). Earth Day 101 Earth Day was created by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from […]

Posted April 20, 2016 by Emz Chang in Fun Stuff / 0 Comments

Should You Age With a Series?

Should You Age With a Series?

As I enter the last quarter of my entire high school career, I’ve done a bit of reflecting. I only have nine weeks to go until I’m free of the horror known as high school and instead of feeling excited like I thought I would, I’m filled with nostalgia. I’m nostalgic for the good old days. I’m nostalgic for my childhood. I’m nostalgic for the past. This path of thinking led me to think about my favorite books growing up and even some of my […]

Posted April 18, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments

Book Signing Courtesy for Multiple Authors

Book Signing Courtesy for Multiple Authors

Last year, I investigated book signing ediquitte and received a couple of helpful comments. Last year’s post applies to an event where there’s only one author. Today, I want to talk about book signing etiquette when there is more than one author present and I’m hoping you guys will be just as knowledgeable as last time (because I have no idea). Buying Books I know that you are generally supposed to buy the newest book (or the one the author is on tour promoting) at […]

Posted April 14, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 1 Comment

The Importance of Character Psychology

The Importance of Character Psychology

I’ve always been interested in psychology. What motivates her? What makes her tick? Why does she act that way? Those are all questions that flood my brain when I people watch. They are also the questions lurking in the back of my head when I read. Character psychology can play a huge role in how enjoyable a book is for me. You can have the shittiest, meanest, character that no one besides Hitler can connect to. But if I can understand where that character is […]

Posted April 4, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 5 Comments

State of the Blog – March 2016

State of the Blog – March 2016

I decided to change things up and try out monthly recaps instead of weekly ones, which I’m now calling ‘State of the Blog’. I’m linking this one up to two memes: Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 🙂 Looking Back on March These last few months had been flying by so fast, it feels like I can’t blink or I’ll miss something. This month I sadly failed to meet any of the goals I set […]

Posted April 2, 2016 by Emz Chang in wrap up / 17 Comments

Reorganizing My Bookshelves

Reorganizing My Bookshelves

Spring is here! And I’m on spring break so that naturally means spring cleaning. Along with spring cleaning comes decluttering and reorganizing. I ended up moving my bookshelves and reorganizing them… sort of. Choose a Method I worked as a shelver at my library for a little over a year. Basically, I was paid to put books back on their shelves by alphabetical order by last name after they were returned to the library. As a result, I organize my books by author’s last name. […]

Posted April 1, 2016 by Emz Chang in Fun Stuff / 4 Comments

Ditching Blogging for Instagram?

Ditching Blogging for Instagram?

You know you’ve been watching too many YouTube videos when your post titles are like basic clickbait links. This post should really be titled: I’m Not Ditching Blogging for Instagram but Book Blogging isn’t as Cool as Bookstagram, but that’s too long so… Whatever, that’s off topic. I’m really not ditching blogging for Instagram…-ish. Eh, you know, Instagram is a pretty fun place (for me at least). I like styling pictures, taking them, editing them, posting them, and interacting with other book lovers on Instagram. […]

Posted March 30, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 12 Comments