June 2016 – The Most Eventful Month of My Life

June 2016 – The Most Eventful Month of My Life

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 June Oh my gods, I cannot believe June is already over. It flew by so fast. Maybe because it would take me forever to go over everything that happened in June in my life. […]

Posted July 2, 2016 by Emz Chang in wrap up / 0 Comments

Review – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Review – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Review: You know a book is good when you’re willing to sacrifice time at the happiest place on Earth (Disney World) to read it. That’s exactly what I did with The Book Thief. Yep, I willingly read it while I was at Disney. It was that good. The Book Thief is far from your typical historical fiction novel set during the Holocaust. After all, Death has some interesting viewpoints and he is not your usual storyteller. I loved reading the novel from Death’s point of […]

Posted July 1, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

How Realistic Do Books Have to Be?

How Realistic Do Books Have to Be?

Look, I don’t know about you, but one of the main reasons why I love reading so much, especially fantasy and dystopian novels, is because reading allows me to escape the harsh reality of the real world. The world full of stress, work, homework, etc. Reading provides a nice break from all of that fun stuff. I don’t read nonfiction for fun (and to escape), so I don’t usually mind when authors take some liberty and fudging around some facts so that they’ll fit the […]

Posted June 30, 2016 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 1 Comment

Fighting My Addiction to Social Media

Fighting My Addiction to Social Media

In today’s world, it’s hard to escape technology. It’s everywhere you look, at every corner you turn, and constantly on your mind. Or it was always on mine. That was why I decided that I needed a little break from social media. Because let’s face it, I wouldn’t be able to survive without technology. No social media? That is definitely more doable. And yes, I included blogging as part of social media… 😉 The Story Instagram I’m not going to lie, before I took this […]

Posted June 28, 2016 by Emz Chang in Thoughtful / 1 Comment

Review – The Memory Book by Lara Avery

Review – The Memory Book by Lara Avery

Review: I really loved reading The Memory Book. I loved the story it told and the way it was crafted. The journaling and “Dear Diary” aspect of the book and the way the story was illustrated made what could have been a terribly generic story unique and memorable. It grabbed my attention and was able to do what no other book has been able to do in the last two months – pull me out of my massive reading slump. For that alone, The Memory […]

Posted June 27, 2016 by Emz Chang in review / 1 Comment

Reflecting on Graduation

Reflecting on Graduation

Warning: word vomit below! Eep! I cannot believe that it’s been a week since I graduated from high school. I’m still filled with mixed feelings about it. I spent the last four years of my life looking forward to that moment. High school was absolutely miserable for me. Yeah, I made a lot few good friends and a couple decent acquaintances. Yeah, I learned some valuable life lessons. Yeah, I learned information that will help me in college. But overall, I was miserable. I was […]

Posted June 24, 2016 by Emz Chang in Life / 1 Comment

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 / 1 Comment

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