Review – Mischief & Magnolias by Kristi Cook

Review – Mischief & Magnolias by Kristi Cook

Review: Mischief & Magnolia is a short novella follow up to Magnolia. It follows Jemma and Ryder during their first winter break from college. I really enjoyed reading Mischief & Magnolias. It was definitely the perfect book to read around Valentine’s Day. It was short and sweet, cute and fluffy. It gave me the warm fuzzy feelings I was craving. But it was too short! I blinked and it was already over. 😢 I want more Jemma and Ryder! I feel like the plot (and […]

Posted February 23, 2017 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

10 Books I Liked More/Less Than I Expected

10 Books I Liked More/Less Than I Expected

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s prompt is Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would. Because I couldn’t think of ten books for either side, I decided to split it and do five of each. Let’s just get the bad not-so-good out of the way first. 5 Books I Liked Less Than Expected The Selection by Kiera Cass The Selection was recommended to me buy a lot of my friends. And they praised the […]

Posted February 21, 2017 by Emz Chang in Meme / 5 Comments

What’s More Important: New Posts or Commenting?

What’s More Important: New Posts or Commenting?

I’m really bad about commenting. So much so that I’ve almost forgotten how fun it is to go around the blogosphere and leave different messages on different blogs. Of course, there are a lot of factors in why I don’t get to comment often. For starters, as an introvert, it’s hard to go leave multiple meaningful comments without feeling totally drained and sometimes I just don’t have anything to say/add. But the number one culprit is time. Ever since my junior year in high school […]

Posted February 16, 2017 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 3 Comments

8 Love Triangles I Hate

8 Love Triangles I Hate

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week, the topic is “All About Romantic Tropes/Types. And there are few things that make me happier than ranting about love triangles, hence the title of this post. JK, there are a lot of things that make me happier but it’s Valentine’s Day so… (BTW, I hope you all have an awesome day, with or without a “date”). 8 Love Triangles I Love to Hate I’m not a fan of love […]

Posted February 14, 2017 by Emz Chang in Meme / 1 Comment

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Old Posts

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Old Posts

Do you ever go back and look at your old posts? I do, mainly because even though I moved from Blogger to WordPress years ago, I have yet to finish reformatting all my old posts to the way I like them now. That and the fact that young me was prone to a lot of grammatical issues and poor writing. Republishing edited old posts has been something I’ve been thinking about for a while. None of my older posts get a lot of traffic and […]

Posted February 9, 2017 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 2 Comments

5 Books I Wish Had More Diversity

5 Books I Wish Had More Diversity

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s prompt is “Top Ten Books I Wish Had (More/Less) X In Them”. I chose diversity. This week I’m doing something a little different. I still have a list of books, but also a little discussion to go along with my picks. I originally had ten books picked out until I realized they pretty much all belonged in five categories. Hence the discussion. 🙂 Also, a quick disclaimer. This list is […]

Posted February 7, 2017 by Emz Chang in Investigated, Meme / 4 Comments

Surviving the First Month of 2017

Surviving the First Month of 2017

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 January January came and went so so quickly. I feel like I blinked and the month was already over. Maybe it’s because I spent half the month on break and the other half getting […]

Posted February 4, 2017 by Emz Chang in wrap up / 13 Comments

5 Underrated Books I Read in 2016

5 Underrated Books I Read in 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read In The Past Year Or So. I know, I know, the name of this meme is Top Ten Tuesday, not Top Five Tuesday but five was honestly the most I could come up with. Look, I didn’t exactly read a lot of books last year so I don’t have a lot of options to choose from… 😅 Through the Dark by Alexandra […]

Posted January 17, 2017 by Emz Chang in Meme / 3 Comments

Is Originality in YA Dead or Not? Part 2

Is Originality in YA Dead or Not? Part 2

Last week, I went over why originality is dead, especially in YA. I talked about archetypes and how a truly original story can technically never exist. But our discussion doesn’t end there. There always has to be a “but” right? Like I said last week, thanks to tropes and motifs, I think the baseline, the foundation of stories can never really be original. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think books can’t be unique, that there’s no difference between Book A and Book B even […]

Posted January 13, 2017 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 1 Comment

I Won’t Be Going to BEA in 2017

I Won’t Be Going to BEA in 2017

Ever since I started blogging in 2012, I’ve always dreamed of going to BEA. A convention to meet fellow bloggers and readers with the bonus of an opportunity to meet authors and potentially receive ARCs of books that are high on your TBR? Count me in! There’s just one problem – the price of tickets. If I were to attend BEA, it would definitely be a large investment, especially given that I’m currently a college student without a job. I probably won’t have to pay […]

Posted January 12, 2017 by Emz Chang in Life / 2 Comments