Month: October 2013

Thoughtful Thursday – Some Advice to New Bloggers

Thoughtful Thursday – Some Advice to New Bloggers

Welcome to the first edition of Thoughtful Tuesday/Thursday! Today’s topic is advice to new bloggers. Want to know more about Thoughtful Tuesday/Thursday?  Check out Thoughtful Tuesday/Thursday – The Breakdown.A year ago, on this day, I started to really blog about books (yes, today is sort of my blogoversary). And since then, I’ve learned quite a few things, things I’ve wanted to share with you guys for a while.#1: Quality over quantityI would rather read one well written, thoughtful post than ten awful, rushed ones. In fact, […]

Posted October 31, 2013 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 4 Comments

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

There’s only one more day left until Halloween and trick-or-treating. Have you figured out your costume yet? Or are you like me, waiting until the last minute? No worries, I’ve got some last minute Halloween costumes for you.1) CrayonOkay, so maybe this isn’t the more interesting (or exciting) costume there is, but it sure is simple. Some of the sport teams at my school do this psych where the whole team dresses up as different color crayons. Materials: A whole outfit in the same color, paper, […]

Posted October 30, 2013 by Emz Chang in / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Daylighters

Waiting on Wednesday – Daylighters

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. TITLE: DaylighersAUTHOR: Rachel CaineSERIES: Morganville Vampires #15PUBLICATION DATE: November 5, 2013SYNOPSIS: While Morganville, Texas, is often a troubled town, Claire Danvers and her friends are looking forward to coming home. But the Morganville they return to isn’t the one they know; it’s become a different place—a deadly one…Something drastic has happened in Morganville while Claire and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they’ve ever […]

Posted October 30, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 8 Comments

Thoughtful Tuesday/Thursday – The Breakdown

Thoughtful Tuesday/Thursday is a new feature I want to start doing. I wanted to have a feature that was more interactive and helpful. And as the name suggests, the feature will be posted on a Tuesday or Thursday. Probably never both in one week, but it might vary depending on scheduling and all that. So basically, it will be Thoughtful Tuesday or it would be Thoughtful Thursday. Thoughtful Tuesday/Thursday will cover a variety of topics such as blogging in general, blog design, blogging help (including questions), […]

Posted October 29, 2013 by Emz Chang in Blogging, Breakdown / 0 Comments

Investigated – Posting

I’m sorry if the formatting of this post is a bit weird. My laptop caught a virus last week and kind of crashed so I’m writing this post on my iPod? 🙁 Why do I still insist on writing this post? Well, because of today’s topic – posting.I’ve learned a bit early on that posting played a part in the amount if traffic your blog gets. The more posts per week usually led to more traffic. I’ve also learned you can have a steady number […]

Posted October 27, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 3 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (40)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (40)

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:Another really good book!Getting this was the highlight of my week!From the library:The House of Hadesby Rick RiordanI am still planning on buying a copy though.IF my mom will drive me to the bookstore… Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated – Horror in YAWaiting on Wednesday […]

Posted October 26, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 12 Comments

Review – UNBREATHABLE

Review – UNBREATHABLE

*NOTE: I received an eARC for free. This in no way influenced my opinion about it. TITLE: Unbreathable AUTHOR: Hafsah Laziaf TYPE & SOURCE: eARC from author   SYNOPSIS: One hundred and fifty years ago, Earth was destroyed, and the remaining humans fled to the dusty red planet of Jutaire, where the only oxygen is manufactured, food is scarce, and death strikes often. When Lissa’s father discovers Earth still exists, she accidentally inhales the toxic air of Jutaire, and in one breath, discovers she isn’t quite human.Her […]

Posted October 24, 2013 by Emz Chang in review / 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – The Naturals & Unbreathable

Waiting on Wednesday – The Naturals & Unbreathable

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: The NaturalsAUTHOR: Jennifer Lynn BarnesPUBLICATION DATE: November 5, 2013SYNOPSIS: Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need […]

Posted October 22, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 6 Comments

Investigated – Horror in YA

Investigated – Horror in YA

Halloween in coming up soon, and to try to get in the mood, I’ve been trying to find books that tell stories that are kind of creepy or scary. I haven’t had much luck. I don’t know if it’s me or if it is just YA in general.Let’s say it’s meIf for some reason you have ever read my review policy, you know I don’t really enjoy reading horror books. Why? Because to me, books are like movies – they are movies that only play […]

Posted October 21, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 0 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (39)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (39)

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:Finally, a really good book!From the library:Divergentby Veronica RothTime for some rereading! Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:Spotlight – Teen Read WeekInvestigated – Why Do You Read?Waiting on Wednesday – AllegiantCostume #4 – DivergentThis Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated 10 Books for HalloweenWaiting on […]

Posted October 19, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 13 Comments