State of the Blog – Updates & News

State of the Blog – Updates & News

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 May… oh and April Oh gosh, it’s been a while. I have so much to say. A few weeks ago, I finished my freshman year of college. It was all kinds of crazy and […]

Posted May 27, 2017 by Emz Chang in wrap up / 0 Comments

Saying Goodbye + Expanding My Horizons

Saying Goodbye + Expanding My Horizons

Changes are coming. They’ve been brewing for a while, if I’m honest. When I first started this blog back in 2012, I had all of these idealistic goals to accomplish as a blogger. Make friends. Post every single day. And now, a few years later, my friends have stopped blogging. Stopped posting. In fact, a large majority of the bloggers I looked up to back then, the ones that inspired me to actually take a plunge and create a blog are not even blogging anymore. […]

Posted March 17, 2017 by Emz Chang in Life / 2 Comments

Springing into My Spring TBR

Springing into My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s prompt is Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR. And boy do I have a LOT. It was hard to narrow it down but I managed. Why the need for a smaller list you ask? Well, for starters, if I was going to list my whole spring TBR, we’d be here forever and even I don’t want that. To be Published First up, the books that have yet to hit […]

Posted March 14, 2017 by Emz Chang in Meme / 8 Comments

State of the Blog

State of the Blog

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 February I still cannot believe we are in March. I know February is the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean it has to feel very, very short. February was a super […]

Posted March 4, 2017 by Emz Chang in Meme / 8 Comments

Review – The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Review – The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Review: The Bone Witch is a high fantasy novel that alternates between the point of view of the main character, Tea, telling her story to… somebody (oops, I forgot, a guy gifted with storytelling?) for most of the chapter and the guy’s point of view for the chapter’s introduction. Oh, The Bone Witch, how I so desperately wanted to love it but just couldn’t. The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis, interesting, but I could not keep following the story. The writing was elegant, yes. […]

Posted March 2, 2017 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

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