Month: July 2013

Waiting on Wednesday – Deception

Waiting on Wednesday – Deception

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: DeceptionAUTHOR: C. J. RedwineSERIES: Defiance #2PUBLICATION DATE: August 27, 2013SYNOPSIS: Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander’s whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father’s death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it’s up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington’s army, who is after the […]

Posted July 31, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 10 Comments

Investigated – Blogger or WordPress

Investigated – Blogger or WordPress

SO, I’ve been visiting a lot of other blogs lately. I found some really cool challenges, but I also found a lot of people moving from Blogger to WordPress (the self hosted one). That got me thinking… Should I switch and is it worth it?Why Blogger?Right now, this blog is hosted by Blogger. You can tell by the .blopspot. The main reason why it is hosted by Blogger is well, Blogger hosts your blog for free. And I’m on a budget of $0 meaning everything […]

Posted July 29, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 4 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (27)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (27)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book ReviewerStacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.I have decided to try to participate in all of their memes with only one post…thus The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves.BOOK HAUL:So, last week I got Belladonna by Fiona Paul.So I was delighted when I got…From Library:Venom(Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1)by Fiona PaulWhy am I happy?Well, let’s just say that I didn’t read this one yet…Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:15 Day Book Blogger […]

Posted July 27, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 28 Comments

Review – ARABELLE’S SHADOWS

Review – ARABELLE’S SHADOWS

  Wow! It’s been a while since I wrote a book review. I’m a bit rusty, so just bare with me.*I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my review. TITLE: Arabelle’s Shadows  AUTHOR: Fleur Gaskin TYPE & SOURCE: E-book from author* SYNOPSIS: Everything in Arabelle’s life is coming together. She has confidence, great friends, she’s even dating Naak, a wealthy Thai socialite. But there are too many models in Bangkok. Arabelle’s broke, she […]

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

ARC August

ARC August

So, once again, while I was visiting other blogs, I heard of a new challenge. It’s called ARC August and it’s hosted by Octavia at Read. Sleep. Repeat. The name explains it all, or most of it. It’s basically a challenge to try to motivate people to go and read their ARC’s that are just sitting there during the month of August (no, it’s during the month of September…of course it’s August). And, not only do you have an excuse to finally read those ARC, Octavia […]

Posted July 25, 2013 by Emz Chang in bookish challenges / 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The Boy on the Bridge

Waiting on Wednesday – The Boy on the Bridge

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: The Boy on the BridgeAUTHOR: Natalie StandifordPUBLICATION DATE: July 30, 2013SYNOPSIS: A new breathtaking novel from Natalie Standiford about love and trust during the Cold War.Laura Reid goes to Leningrad for a semester abroad as Cold War paranoia is peaking in 1982. She meets a young Russian artist named Alexei and soon, with Alexei as her guide, Laura immerses herself in the real Russia–a crazy world of wild […]

Posted July 24, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 15 Comments

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge – Day 15

Today is Day 15 of the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge hosted by Good Books and Good Wine, which means that today is the last day of this challenge. If you want to learn more about it, click HERE. Anyway, I am still kind of amazed I managed to relatively stay on track and finish the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge by posting Day 15 ON Day 15. I’m so sad that the challenge is over. It was nice to have topic to post about […]

Posted July 22, 2013 by Emz Chang in bookish challenges / 4 Comments

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge – Day 14

Today is Day 14 of the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge hosted by Good Books and Good Wine, which means that there is only one more day to go. I cannot believe it. Miraculously, I am still somewhat on track. Hopefully, I can last another day. If you want to learn more about it, click HERE.Today’s topic is…Tell us about your deal breakers.Deal breakers for what? Deal breakers to read a book? Or not to read a book? When it comes to reading, I’m not […]

Posted July 21, 2013 by Emz Chang in bookish challenges / 8 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (26)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (26)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book ReviewerStacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.I have decided to try to participate in all of their memes with only one post…thus The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves.BOOK HAUL:So, once again, I have mixed feelings about my haul.It’s better than no haul (aka better than last week.)But, I don’t exactly know why I got it…From Penguin:ARC of Belladonna(Secrets of the Eternal Rose #2)by Fiona PaulSee, I don’t remember if I requested […]

Posted July 20, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 35 Comments

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge – Day 12 & 13

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge – Day 12 & 13

Today is Day 12 of the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge hosted by Good Books and Good Wine, which means we are 4/5 of the way through. That’s if I did the math right… Only 3 more posts to go! If you want to learn more about it, click HERE.Today’s topic is…How do you fight blogger fatigue?Umm, I don’t know? The last time I got blogger fatigue was maybe in mid June. And then, instead of really fighting it, I kind of just went on […]

Posted July 19, 2013 by Emz Chang in bookish challenges / 2 Comments