Month: November 2013

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (45)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (45)

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:Thankfully, my book haul just keeps getting better and better.From the Library:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stoneby J.K.RowlingIn celebration of the Harry Potter movie marathon on Friday on ABC Family. 🙂Last Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated – What are you Thankful for?Book […]

Posted November 30, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 7 Comments

Black Friday Extravaganza – The Forgotten Ones

Black Friday Extravaganza – The Forgotten Ones

TITLE: The Forgotten OnesAUTHOR: Laura HowardSERIES: The Danaan Trilogy #1SYNOPSIS: Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember.What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison’s mother back from the dark place her mind has […]

Posted November 29, 2013 by Emz Chang in book blitz, giveaway / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Roomies

Waiting on Wednesday – Roomies

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: RoomiesAUTHORS: Sara Zarr & Tara AltebrandoPUBLICATION DATE: December 24, 2013 SYNOPSIS: It’s time to meet your new roomie.When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl’s summer — and raises questions about how two girls who […]

Posted November 27, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 2 Comments

Book Tour: Mutilate My Heart – Excerpt & Giveway

Book Tour: Mutilate My Heart – Excerpt & Giveway

TITLE: Mutilate My HeartAUTHOR: Emily GodwinSERIES: Mutilated #1SYNOPSIS: Punk rock band Mutilated Arteries has been seventeen-year-old Becca’s world (aka obsession) for the last year. When the band schedules a concert in her hometown, she and her best friend Carli are the first ones in line to buy tickets. The night is everything she expects it to be and more, especially after making friends with the new super-cute bassist, Sketch.Becca’s mom warns her not to fall for a rock star because rock stars are always on the road – or […]

Posted November 26, 2013 by Emz Chang in / 1 Comment

Investigated – What are you Thankful for?

For those of you who live in the US, Thanksgiving is coming. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what you are thankful for and give thanks to those who help you. That is why I wanted to post this post today. We are all thankful for certain things, but how do you give back? –> Goals for the holiday season.What I’m Thankful For (Pertaining to Blogging and Reading)For libraries and book storesWithout my library, I would not have been able to read as many […]

Posted November 25, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 0 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (44)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (44)

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:Thankfully, my book haul just keeps getting better and better.Won from RandomBuzzers:(Both are ARCs)Chasing Shadowsby Swati Avasthi&Gatedby Amy Christine ParkerLast Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated – Piracy of BooksWaiting on Wednesday – Ashes to AshesThoughtful Thursday – The Beginning of an Advice […]

Posted November 23, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 11 Comments

Thoughtful Thursday – The Beginning of an Advice Column?

Thoughtful Thursday – The Beginning of an Advice Column?

Hey, what’s up. I don’t really have a post for today – it’s been a pretty hectic and chaotic week for me. But I got this idea, and I wanted to share it before I forget. I’ve been wanting to do something more reader interactive for a while now. I’ve just been trying to figure out how. And for the first part, I need some opinions.The Idea:I kind of had a lot of different ideas for this feature. And because I know there is no way […]

Posted November 21, 2013 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday – Ashes to Ashes

Waiting on Wednesday – Ashes to Ashes

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.TITLE: Ashes to AshesAUTHOR: Melissa WalkerPUBLICATION DATE: December 23, 2013 SYNOPSIS: A timeless and romantic ghost story that will haunt readers long after the last page is turned.When Callie’s life is cut short by a tragic accident in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, her spirit travels to another dimension called the Prism. Here she meets a striking and mysterious ghost named Thatcher, who guides her as she […]

Posted November 20, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 4 Comments

Investigated – Piracy of Books

Investigated – Piracy of Books

pi·ra·cy [pahy-ruh-see]noun, plural pi·ra·cies.1. the unauthorized reproduction or use of a copyrighted book, recording, television program, patented invention, trademarked product, etc.: The record industry is beset with piracy.Dictionary.com UnabridgedBased on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2013. Stealing is not good. Everyone knows that. Everyone with moral values feel that way. So why do some people think pirating books is okay when it is basically the same thing as stealing from authors? Lately, piracy has become a huge problem. Sadly, there are websites […]

Posted November 18, 2013 by Emz Chang in Investigated / 3 Comments

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (43)

The Sunday Post – Stacking the Shelves (43)

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:This week’s haul is a lot better than last week’s.Won from Tamera Ireland Stone:Time Between Usby Tamera Ireland StoneLast Week on Icy Cold Reads:Investigated – Character DeathsReview – SIAWaiting on Wednesday – The Promise of AmazingReview – GRASPING AT ETERNITYThis Week on […]

Posted November 16, 2013 by Emz Chang in Meme / 14 Comments