Month: April 2013

Investigated – National Turn Off TV Week

Investigated – National Turn Off TV Week

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Turn Off TV Week. What is it?Turn Off TV Week is a nationwide event that will start tomorrow and end on May 5th. The purpose of it is to turn off your TV for a week and reassess why we use the television and what it is used for. Anyone can participate and you can participate anywhere.What am I going to do now that I can’t watch TV? You can do a lot of other things. Things that are probably better than watching TV. […]

Posted April 28, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 0 Comments

The Sunday Post: Stacking the Shelves with What’s In My Mailbox (14)

The Sunday Post: Stacking the Shelves with What’s In My Mailbox (14)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book ReviewerStacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren.I have decided to try to participate in all of their memes with only one post…thus The Sunday Post: Stacking the Shelves with What’s In My Mailbox.BOOK HAUL:This week, I’m feeling a bit under the weather. Between a cold (maybe) and allergies, I’m not feeling that great.So, I was pretty excited when I found out my library […]

Posted April 27, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 10 Comments

Review – PERFECT SCOUNDRELS

Review – PERFECT SCOUNDRELS

TITLE: PERFECT SCOUNDRELS AUTHOR: Ally Carter SERIES: Heist Society (#3) TYPE & SOURCE: Hardcover from library Hi SYNOPSIS: Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting-or stealing-whatever they want. No matter the risk, the […]

Posted April 26, 2013 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The Program

Waiting on Wednesday – The Program

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: The ProgramAUTHOR: Suzanne YoungSERIES: The Program #1PUBLICATION DATE: April 30, 2013Hi!SYNOPSIS: In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane […]

Posted April 24, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 0 Comments

Investigated – Print Books or E-Books

Investigated – Print Books or E-Books

Hi!I totally forgot today was Earth Day and I wanted to do a post for it.And I also wanted to do a post about the differences between print and e-books.So, here it is.Image courtesy of Kittisak / FreeDigitalPhotos.netWe all want to save the Earth. When the term “Earth Day” comes up, many people think about “Reduce, reuse, and recycle.” Those people also tend to “recycle” a lot of paper. Paper, just happens to be the main component of a printed book. I will say this, e-books do […]

Posted April 22, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 0 Comments

The Sunday Post: Stacking the Shelves with What’s in My Mailbox (13)

The Sunday Post: Stacking the Shelves with What’s in My Mailbox (13)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book ReviewerStacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren.I have decided to try to participate in all of their memes with only one post…thus The Sunday Post: Stacking the Shelves with What’s In My Mailbox.BOOK HAUL:Another good book this week.One that I’ve been waiting to read for a long time.From the library:Dark Triumphby Robin LaFeversGrave Mercy, the first book in the series is one of my […]

Posted April 20, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 30 Comments

Investigated – Indie and Self Published Books

Investigated – Indie and Self Published Books

By the way, I wrote this post a while ago, and forgot about it, so here it is…If you have read my In My Mailbox for 12/2, you would know I have recently received two different e-books from two different authors. Those two books just happen to be self-published or published by indie publishers.I was reading one on my Nook during Study Hall when my friend asked my what I was reading. When I told her, she was curious, because she, a bookworm, like me, haven’t heard […]

Posted April 17, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 2 Comments

The Sunday Post: Stacking the Shelves with What’s In My Mailbox (12)

The Sunday Post: Stacking the Shelves with What’s In My Mailbox (12)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book ReviewerStacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren.I have decided to try to participate in all of their memes with only one post…thus The Sunday Post: Stacking the Shelves with What’s In My Mailbox.BOOK HAUL:I’m a lot happier with what I got this week compared to what I got last week.From the bookstore:If I Stayby Gayle FormanI absolutely loved reading If I Stay, […]

Posted April 13, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 16 Comments

Review – UNCOMMON CRIMINALS

Review – UNCOMMON CRIMINALS

Last week, I posted a review of HEIST SOCIETY.So naturally, this week, I decided to post a review of UNCOMMON CRIMINALS.   TITLE: UNCOMMON CRIMINALS AUTHOR: Ally Carter SERIES: Heist Society (#2) TYPE & SOURCE: Hardcover from library hi! SYNOPSIS: Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life. Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s […]

Posted April 12, 2013 by Emz Chang in review / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Silence

Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Silence

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: Dark SilenceAUTHOR: Kimberly DertingSERIES: The Body Finder (#4)PUBLICATION DATE: April 16, 2013jSYNOPSIS: Violet thought she’d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers…that is until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. […]

Posted April 10, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 4 Comments